Saturday April 19th, 2014

One Day in December: Celia Sánchez and the Cuban Revolution Book Launch in NYC, April 5

"I love this book. Biographer Nancy Stout is to be congratulated for her insightful, mature and sometimes droll exploration of a profoundly liberated, adventuresome and driven personality."
—Alice Walker

Monthly Review Press
& The Center for Cuban Studies

invite you to a book launch for

One Day in December
Celia Sánchez and the Cuban Revolution

with author Nancy Stout

Friday, April 5
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Center for Cuban Studies
231 W 29th St, Fourth Floor
between 7th and 8th avenues
New York, NY 10001

for more information please call 212.242.0559

signed books will be available for sale
or order
One Day in December here


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“I love this book. . . an insightful, mature, and sometimes droll exploration of a profoundly liberated, adventuresome and driven personality. I love the life of Celia Sánchez, a life that was singular, sui generis, and true to its time of revolution and change in Cuban society.”
—Alice Walker, author, The Color Purple; winner, Pulitzer Prize & National Book Award

“A penetrating and startling biography. . . takes on the importance of the work of Arundhati Roy or Noam Chomsky in its insistence on looking at facts rather than self-serving capitalist and neocolonialist myth. . . also a damn good read about a passionate, sensuous, and brilliant woman!”
—Sapphire, author of Push and The Kid

“Engrossing, endearing, and eloquent, this sympathetic and superbly crafted portrait of the ‘True Flower of the Revolution’ unfolds in magnificent detail. . . so intimate is Stout’s well-informed tour de force that the description of Sánchez’s death brings the reader to tears, inspired by a deep sense of love and loss.”
—Christopher P. Baker, author, Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba

“In this riveting and eloquent portrait, Celia Sánchez finally emerges as a major star in Cuba’s revolutionary drama: a political animal, a management consultant, a historian, and of course, a confidante to Fidel Castro. . . her legacy, especially for women and girls’ education and health, and as the chief archivist of the insurgency, comes alive in Stout’s exhaustively researched biography.”
—Julia Sweig, Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow and Director, Latin America Studies and Global Brazil Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations

“This excellent book tells us about Celia Sánchez, an early leader of the Cuban Revolution and a fascinating character. . . as Stout movingly describes her, Celia was totally devoted to Fidel and to the Cuban Revolution. And she loved and was loved by the Cuban people. I was in Havana at the time of her death in January of 1980 and well remember the deep sadness it occasioned.”
—Wayne S. Smith, senior fellow and director of the Cuba Project, Center for International Policy; former head, U.S. Interests Section in Havana