Cuba's Eternal Revolution through the Prism of Insurgency, Socialism, and Espionage
This book not only relates the defining moments of the Cuban Revolution – such as the Moncada Barracks attack, the assault on Batista’s Presidential Palace, the Bay of Pigs invasion, and the Cuban Missile Crisis – but also lesser-known events like the “War Against the Bandits”; the overseas adventures of Che Guevara in the Congo and Bolivia; Fidel Castro’s possible prior knowledge of and involvement in JFK’s assassination; Cuba’s “silent war against the environment”; and ongoing foreign intelligence operations.
The book contains information most readers and academicians may not be familiar with and utilizes major tomes as sources that have only been published in Spanish and so are not widely available to international audiences outside of Spain and Latin America. It will enlighten readers about the realities of the Cuban Revolution – its purported achievements as well as its definite shortcomings; its impact on world events in the last seven decades; and correct the record where needed – enhancing the fount of knowledge for further research by social scientists, historians, and political scientists.
Miguel A. Faria Jr, MD, escaped with his father from communist Cuba at age 13 and came to the United States after a three-month odyssey through several Caribbean islands. He grew up and was educated in Florida and South Carolina, where he completed his undergraduate studies, graduating magna cum laude in 1973. Dr Faria attended the Medical University of South Carolina, receiving the Merck’s Manual Award for scholastic achievement and earning his MD in 1977. He performed his neurosurgical residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, completing his training in 1983. He practiced neurosurgery in Macon, Georgia.
Presently, Dr Faria is Associate Editor in Chief in neuropsychiatry; history of medicine; and socioeconomics, politics, and world affairs for Surgical Neurology International (SNI), a peer-reviewed international journal for neurosurgeons and neuroscientists. He has written over 200 professional medical and public health articles and published several books.
"The book is unique for several reasons, the most important is it is written by a person intimately knowledgeable about the revolution as a survivor with his family, and in addition he is a well-versed historian. Dr. Faria is extensively well read and knowledgeable about the various political systems and philosophies. Of equal importance this book is also based on a translation of several tomes on the subject written in Spanish and until now, never translated into English."
Russell L. Blaylock, M.D., Theoretical Neuroscience Research, LLC
"In this book, Dr Faria, a retired neurosurgeon, gives the world a much-needed reminder of the tragedy of Fidel Castro’s seizure of dictatorial control over Cuba. Faria, who escaped from Cuba as a teenager, tells the ugly truth about the deterioration of living conditions for ordinary people while elites in the government live privileged lives. He writes about the loss of liberty, the seizure of private property, and the fear the people live under. Faria also emphasizes that medical care in Cuba is, for the great majority of people, very poor, as doctors struggle to deal with severe shortages of medicines, supplies, and even basic sanitation, and that Cuba has suffered terrible environmental degradation under the communist regime. This book is simultaneously revealing and depressing."
George Leef Author and Director of External Relations at James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, USA
"Now, this new book by Dr Faría arrives to my hands and I find for the first time a rich résumé of the historical truth of Cuba, or of what is relevant and what is necessary to know about its “revolutionary” decades. Dr Faria's power of synthesis is surprising, especially since his personal experience could have extended this text much more. However, the author has decided to summarize the catalogue of atrocities and in doing so, he has created the most compelling book about the communism in Cuba that I have ever read. This account of the second half of Cuba's twentieth century offers the reader a version meticulously committed to the truth."
Dr Carlos Wotzkow Lab Manager, University of Bern, Switzerland
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