Examines the three-decade impact of the Cuban Revolution, from a major watershed in Latin American history to a marginalized Cuba.
Synthesizes broad trends and phases of the Cuban Revolution's impact on Latin America. Chapters on Cuba emphasize those features of Fidel's revolution that made Cuba so influential in Latin America. Three other chapters are country specific, with coverage of the military revolution in Peru, the Allende government in Chile, and the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua. Remaining chapters analyze phenomena that affected all or major parts of Latin America, such as the impact of , US responses to revolution, and the new- style institutional military regime created to fight revolution. Wright teaches history at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)