The Fidel Castro I knew
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The Fidel Castro I knew biographical fragments on the Cuban revolution by Miguel A. Garcia-Calzadilla

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Published by Vantage Press in New York .
Written in English



  • Cuba


  • Castro, Fidel, 1926-,
  • Cuba -- History -- Revolution, 1959.,
  • Cuba -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Miguel A. G.-Calzadilla.
LC ClassificationsF1788.22.A2 G2
The Physical Object
Pagination80 p.
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5294734M
LC Control Number72027793

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