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Fidel Castro

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Fidel Castro is a dynamic and charismatic leader, who has led Cuba through success and failures since 1959. Son of a rich landowner, he became a radical revolutionary who attempted to overthrow the government in 1956 with a tiny band of followers. Using propaganda and subversion as much as sudden attacks from his mountain hideout, he gained victory in 1959. He liberated hi ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by The History Press (first published 2000)
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James
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have not read anything else on Fidel Castro, though I do have a little knowledge about his revolution - garnered from movies and the numerous article covering Cuba and its enigmatic leader. This book cuts to the chase, scanning over the various events from Castro's life. Starting with his upbringing ans schooling, it takes a whirlwind tour through his rising ambitions, his revolution and the country he has subsequently crafted after an ideal that all men should be equal.

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Michelle
Jul 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Glad I read this AFTER I visited Cuba. This was a real eye-opener which gave a good insight into the man who is Fidel Castro. Well worth the read.
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A nice concise biography. Makes me want to read more.
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