Leaving Glorytown: One Boy’s Struggle Under Castro

By Eduardo F. Calcines
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux Imprint Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN


Awards and Honors YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Nomination, 2010

Leaving Glorytown: One Boy’s Struggle Under Castro

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"To an outsider visiting Cuba, there would have been nothing special about my family. We were not rich, famous, or politically well-connected. . . . What made us remarkable is that we survived and escaped." When Eduardo Calcines was three years old, Communists took control of Cuba. Eleven years passed before Calcines and his family were finally able to leave the country. Now sixty-three, Calcines, a successful American businessman, recounts what it was like to grow up under Fidel Castro's rule. Epilogue. Black-and-white photographs.
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