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Against all hope

a memoir of life in Castro"s gulag

by Armando Valladares

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Published by Encounter Books in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Cuba
    • Subjects:
    • Valladares, Armando,
    • Political prisoners -- Cuba -- Biography,
    • Cuba -- Politics and government -- 1959-

    • Edition Notes

      StatementArmando Valladares ; translated by Andrew Hurley.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV9557.5.V35 A3813 2001
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 428 p., [8] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages428
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3551224M
      ISBN 101893554198
      LC Control Number2001617001
      OCLC/WorldCa48671078


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