CUBA'S latest revolution was plotted in gunrunning missions off the Florida coast, in elegant Havana yacht clubs, in the man-trying mountains of eastern Cuba, and in the hushed offices of leading Havana lawyers. The men who made the revolt shared a common hatred of Strongman Batista, but had notably varied backgrounds.

Fidel Castro Ruz, 32, the rebel chief, is a nonpracticing lawyer who began fighting Batista in 1953 by leading a frontal attack on Moncada barracks in Santiago. He named his 26th of July movement for the day the attack failed, went into Mexican...

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