Bill Depicting the 1953 Storming of the Moncada Barracks
Fidel Castro Being Questioned After His 1953 Arrest
trials that followed the ill-fated attack [on Moncada Barracks] turned
the military failure on its head by cultivating a cult of heroism. Moreover,
since it was the first time the movement came into full public view,
the trials— specifically Fidel’s—captured the national imagination as
more and more Cubans began to sympathize with its cause.
Lastly, Moncada catapulted Fidel into
contention for leadership of the armed struggle, and his fame was
projected throughout the island." --Krissie Butler
Coup at Moncada Barracks (PBS, American Experience)
Will Absolve Me (Castro's Trial Speech in His Own Defense)(Wikipedia)
Will Absolve Me" (Text of Castro's Trial Speech)
Castro and Masculine Independence" (Krissie Butler, columbia Univ.
Moncada Barracks After July 1953 Attack
Fidel Castro (October, 1953)
Castro, Fidel. My Life: A Spoken
Autobiography (Scribner, 2009).
Castro, Fidel. The Prison Letters of
Fidel Castro (Nation Books, 2007, 208pp.)
De la Cova, Antonio Rafael. The Moncada Attack:
Birth of the Cuban Revolution (University of South Carolina
Press, 2007, 135pp.).
American Experience: Fidel Castro