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Against All Hope

The Prison Memoirs of Armando Valladares

by Armando Valladares Author · Andrew Hurley Translator


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This is a history of the Cuban Revolution as viewed from its dungeons. Armando Valladares describes his twenty-two years of torment and triumph in Castro's prison. Arrested at the age of twenty-two for being philosophically opposed to communism, he gives a dramatic and harrowing account of the regular beatings, the hunger, the humiliation, and the psychological "experimentation" to which the Cuban Revolution subjected its unrepentant enemies. However, Valladares's hope and courage transcended these horrors, showing us the heroic possibilities of one possessing unshaken faith.

More than an indictment of a cruel regime, this book is a testimony to the power of biblical faith to allow a man to survive against all hope.

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Blackstone Publishing
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
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Armando Valladares (Author)

Armando Valladares, after his release from prison in Cuba, came to the United States and served as ambassador to the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations during the Reagan and Bush administrations. He spent years in Madrid and now lives w...

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Andrew Hurley (Translator)

Andrew Hurley (editor/translator) is a translator of numerous works of literature, criticism, history, and memoir. He is professor emeritus at the University of Puerto Rico.

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