I was Castro"s prisoner
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I was Castro"s prisoner an American tells his story. by John Martino

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Published by Devin-Adair Co. in New York .
Written in English



  • Cuba,
  • Cuba.


  • Prisons -- Cuba,
  • Communism -- Cuba,
  • Cuba -- Politics and government -- 1959-

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Edition Notes

StatementBy John Martino in collaboration with Nathaniel Weyl.
ContributionsWeyl, Nathaniel, 1910-
LC ClassificationsF1788 .M28
The Physical Object
Pagination280 p.
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5886081M
LC Control Number63018458

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  At the beginning of his book, the author of ''Against All Hope: The Prison Memoirs of Armando Valladares'' was a young employee of the Postal Savings Bank of Cuba's new revolutionary government. His misfortune was to be a man with outspoken opinions. He openly expressed his philosophical opposition to.   In a small room adjacent to the classroom, these inmates were being taught the basics of Windows on desktops. The second jail visited, the Western Women's Prison, held the showcase maternity block where iron bar cell doors are never shut and reporters, photographs and cameramen were given the freest rein of the tour. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (American Spanish: [fiˈðel aleˈxandɾo ˈkastɾo ˈrus]; 13 August – 25 November ) was a Cuban communist revolutionary politician, a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist. Castro governed the Republic of Cuba as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from until , Prime Minister from to and then as President Awards: Nishan-e-Pakistan, The Ariel Castro kidnappings took place between and , when Ariel Castro kidnapped Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Georgina "Gina" DeJesus and held them captive in his home in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, United three girls were imprisoned until May 6, , when Berry escaped with her six-year-old daughter, to whom she had given Location: Seymour Avenue, .

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