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Zayas, Luis Alfonso 1936-

Works: 4 works in 9 publications in 2 languages and 254 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Luis Alfonso Zayas
Cuba & Angola : fighting for Africa's freedom and our own by Fidel Castro( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-five years ago, in March 1988, the army of South Africa's apartheid regime was dealt a crushing defeat by Cuban, Angolan, and Namibian combatants at the battle of Cuito Cuanavale in Angola. That triumph, South Africa's future president Nelson Mandela proclaimed, marked 'a milestone in the history of the struggle for southern African liberation.' With the victory at Cuito Cuanavale, Angola's sovereignty was secured. Namibia's independence was won. The deepening revolutionary struggle in South Africa received a powerful boost. And the Cuban Revolution too was strengthened. Between 1975 and 1991 some 425,000 Cubans volunteered for duty in Angola in response to requests from the Angolan government to help defend the newly independent country against multiple invasions by South Africa's white-supremacist regime, backed by its allies in Washington and elsewhere. Here this history is told by those who lived it and made it"--Page 4 of cover
Cuba y Angola : luchando por la libertad de África y la nuestra by Fidel Casto( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hace 25 años, en marzo de 1988, combatientes cubanos, angolanos y namibios le propinaron una aplastante derrota al ejército sudafricano del apartheid en la batalla de Cuito Cuanavale en Angola. Esa victoria, proclamó Nelson Mandela, futuro presidente de Sudáfrica, marcó 'una hito en la historia de la lucha por la liberacion de África austral.'"--Back cover
Soldier of the Cuban Revolution : from the cane fields of Oriente to general of the Revolutionary Armed Forces by Luis Alfonso Zayas( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Luis Alfonso Zayas, a general in the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, recounts his experiences over five decades in the Cuban Revolution. From a teenage combatant in the clandestine struggle and 1956-58 war that brought down the US-backed dictatorship, to serving three times as a leader of the Cuban volunteer forces that helped Angola defeat an invasion by the army of white-supremacist South Africa, Zayas tells how he and other ordinary men and women in Cuba changed the course of history and, in the process, transformed themselves as well."--Publisher's description
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Audience level: 0.57 (from 0.45 for Soldado de ... to 0.61 for Soldier of ...)

Soldier of the Cuban Revolution : from the cane fields of Oriente to general of the Revolutionary Armed Forces
Alternative Names
Ochoa, Luis Alfonso Zayas 1936-

Zayas, Alfonso 1936-

Zayas Ochoa, Luis Alfonso 1936-

Soldado de la revolucion Cubana : de los canaverales de oriente a general de las fuerzas armadas revolucionarias