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Memorias De La Sierra Maestra (Signed) by  Jose Pardo Llada - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 1960 - from The Libriquarian, IOBA (SKU: 338)

Memorias De La Sierra Maestra (Signed)

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Memorias De La Sierra Maestra (Signed)

by Pardo Llada, Jose

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32mo, green and red pictorial wraps with a silhouette of a palm tree. 172 pp. Signed by the author on the title page: "Saludos de José Pardo Llada". Patronato del Libro Popular. Primera Serie, Volumen I. An eyewitness account of the guerrilla war waged in the Sierra Maestra with the revolutionary forces before the taking of Havana. Pardo Llada was a radio announcer -- at one time the most popular announcer in Cuba -- in the 1940s who was critical of Grau's government. In 1950, he was elected to the House of Representatives and over the next several years formed a deep personal friendship with Fidel Castro, who would visit his home nearly daily (and once drove Pardo Llada's wife to the hospital to deliver a child). When Batista took power in 1952, Pardo Llada was suspended from broadcasting 42 times and was imprisoned on a number of occasions. In 1958, he joined the revolutionary forces in Sierra Maestra and fought alongside Castro, Che Guevara, Camillo Cienfuegos and others. However Pardo Llada quickly went from ardent supporter (he waived his copyright and donated all proceeds from the publication of this book to the agrarian reform efforts) to a disillusioned exile: in 1961 he grew disappointed with the communist leanings of the government and defected to Columbia while Castro denounced him as a traitor, declaring in a speech that he was the sort of man who couldn't see past the end of his nose and would be mistaken his entire life until he eventually committed suicide via sleeping pills. Pardo Llada died in 2009 at the age of 86 (of natural causes). Front wrap nearly completely detached, previous owner's signatures on front wrap and ffep, wraps heavily soiled and foxed, also heavy foxing to endpapers and final pages of text. Scarce.

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book dealer
The Libriquarian, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
338
Title
Memorias De La Sierra Maestra (Signed)
Author
Pardo Llada, Jose
Book condition
second hand - Good-
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Editorial Tierra Nueva
Place of Publication
Habana
Date Published
1960
Keywords
cuban revolution, anti-castro, radio, guerrilla war
Bookseller catalogs
Latin America; Cuba;
Size
32mo

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Buying and selling fine books online and offline since 1996, we specialize in the iconoclastic, quixotic, visionary and revolutionary - fine books and ephemera about individuals and social movements who sought to bring about change, regardless of the outcome or the merits of their vision.We have a particular interest in social movements of Latin America and are always seeking out new and interesting material on the subject.Member of Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and Ephemera Society of America.

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soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
pictorial wraps
Pictorial wraps are color illustrated covers for paperback books. Preceding mass-market paperbacks, this format brought popular... [more]
ffep
A common abbreviation for Front Free End Paper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that... [more]
foxed
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process... [more]

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