‘A riveting account of the guerrilla years in Latin America from the vantage point of the senior Cuban officers involved. Their evidence contributes to an unrivalled and original story that all those who have followed the Cuban Revolution over the years will appreciate.’
Richard Gott, author of Cuba: A New History
‘An extraordinary book: deep, erudite and appealing. This is the Cuban Revolution as analyzed through the voices of its key actors.’
Francisco Rojas Aravena, rector of the University for Peace
‘The finest book I have ever read about the Cuban Revolution and the lives of its revolutionaries. This book is a rare gift to any student of Cuba.’
Timothy Wickham-Crowley, Georgetown University
‘A gem. Kruijt’s unique talent for getting into radicals’ minds gives us a wonderfully honest and eloquent testimony to Cuba’s historic relationship with the Latin American left, past and present.’
Antoni Kapcia, author of Leadership in the Cuban Revolution
'The first major work to look at the Cuban revolution’s influence on a range of liberation movements that surged across the continent—and farther afield—through the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Its meticulous research and vibrant interviews make for a comprehensive picture … This book accomplishes something few others do … a complex story in clear and accessible prose.'
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
'Kruijt is clearly a marvellous interviewer ... [and] has provided us here with a valuable source of material to supplement the available texts and, more importantly, to get some idea of the motivations of the participants.'
'Third level students and teachers of Latin American politics, development studies and related disciplines will find this book a very welcome aid.'
Policy and Practice
'An important contribution to our understanding of the role that the Cuban revolution has played in promoting revolutionary and progressive movements in Latin America over the last six decades.'
International Journal of Cuban Studies
'Especially impressive … Kruijt accurately traces a significant evolution in Cuba’s approach to Latin America … [and] reminds us just how much about Cuba’s engagements in the region we do not know.'
Hispanic American Historical Review