The Boys from Dolores by Patrick Symmes
Fidel Castro's Classmates from Revolution to Exile

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From the author of Chasing Che, here is the remarkable tale of a group of boys at the heart of Cuba's political and social history. Chosen in the 1940s from among the most affluent and ambitious families in eastern Cuba, they were groomed at the elite Colegio de Dolores for achievement and leadership. Instead, they were swept into war, revolution, and exile by two of their own number, Fidel and Raúl Castro. Trained by Jesuits for dialectical dexterity and the pursuit of absolutes, Fidel Castro swiftly destroyed the old Cuba they had come from, down to the hallways of Dolores itself. At once sweeping and intimate, this remarkable history by Patrick Symmes is a tour de force investigation of the world that gave birth to Fidel Castro – and the world his Cuban Revolution leaves behind.

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About Patrick Symmes

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Patrick Symmes writes for Outside, New York, and Conde Nast Traveler magazines. He lives in New York City.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published July 10, 2007 by Vintage. 368 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Patrick Symmes constructs a portrait of Cuba and its dictator through the stories of Fidel Castro’s prep-school classmates.

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