'An original, balanced and must-needed book which will be of value to all social sciences in analysing Cuba as it enters the "post-Castro" era.'
Arnold August, author of Cuba and Its Neighbours
'This highly original study of Cuba turns on its head traditional views of the Cuban Revolution. Balanced and insightful, this highly readable analysis is obligatory reading for all who seek to understand why revolutionary Cuba has lasted for so long, and where it is going after Raúl Castro leaves. This will undoubtedly prove one of the most enduring analyses of the Cuban Revolution.'
John Kirk, Dalhousie University
'A magnificent account of the creation of Cuba's revolutionary government. Going far beyond the central figures of Fidel, Raul and Che Guevara, Kapcia's encyclopaedic knowledge of less familiar figures brings into sharp focus their importance and significance. He has produced an indispensable work that will be welcomed by all students of the Cuban story.'
Richard Gott, author of Cuba: A New History
'Tony Kapcia has produced a formidable challenge to conventional cubanology. No serious student of contemporary Cuba can afford to ignore Kapcia's interpretation.'
Steve Ludlam, University of Sheffield
'Kapcia has provided a splendid study, rich with insight and intellect. This superb study will assume its rightful place among the more important contributions to our knowledge of the Cuban reality, past and present.'
Louis A. Pérez, Jr., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill