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Leaving Glorytown - One Boy's Struggle Under Castro

Eduardo Calcines

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Eduardo F. Calcines was a child of Fidel Castro's Cuba; he was just three years old when Castro came to power in January 1959. After that, everything changed for his family and his country, and over the next few years, it was hard for Eduardo to understand why soldiers now stood on every street corner, food was strictly rationed, and adults weren't allowed to gather together-even at Christmastime. But as he grew older, the realities of Communist Cuba became clear to him, often painfully so. After his family applied for an exit visa to immigrate to America when Eduardo was ten, he was ridiculed by his schoolmates and even his teachers for being a traitor to his country and, worse, his father was sent to an agricultural reform camp to do hard labor for fifteen hours a day as punishment for wanting to leave. During the years to come, Eduardo hoped with all his might for one thing: that their exit visas would be granted before he turned fifteen, the age at which he would be drafted into the army. In this gripping memoir, Eduardo F. Calcines recounts his boyhood in Glorytown, a neighborhood in the city of Cienfuegos, and chronicles the conditions that led him to wish above all else to leave behind his beloved extended family and his home for a chance at a better future.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 19m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:49


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:50


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:28


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:01


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:17


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:30


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:28


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:47


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:01


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:31