These days his face is a familiar sight on posters and T-shirts. Back in 1958 Che Guevara was Castro’s most famous fellow rebel, and his diaries capture the rebellion’s romanticism and brutality.
4. A Rebel in Cuba by Neill Macaulay
Even Americans joined Castro’s rebels. Former soldier and future academic Macaulay was among the first into Havana when Castro’s men claimed victory on New Year’s Day 1959.
5. Shadow Warrior: The CIA Hero of a Hundred Unknown Battles by Felix Rodriguez and John Weissman
The Cubans who fled the revolution are also part of its history. Among them was Rodriguez, an exile who joined the CIA to take part in the Bay of Pigs invasion and other failed attempts to overthrow Castro.
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