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Fidel Castro : A Biography

By: Skierka, Volker.
Contributor(s): Camiller, Patrick.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2014Description: 1 online resource (464 p.).ISBN: 9780745693026.Subject(s): Castro, Fidel, 1926- | Cuba -- Politics and government -- 1959-1990 | Cuba -- Politics and government -- 1990- | Heads of state -- Cuba -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fidel Castro : A BiographyDDC classification: 972.91064092 LOC classification: F1788.22 .C3 C3498 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover page; Half-Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; A Note of Thanks; Acknowledgments; Preface to the English Edition; 1 The Heroic Myth; 2 The Young Fidel; Among Jesuits; Among gangsters; 3 The Young Revolutionary; Storm and stress: Moncada; "Che," the Argentinean; Stormy crossing on the Granma; A guerrillero in the Sierra Maestra; 321 against 10,000; 4 The Young Victor; Communists and "barbudos"; 1,500 revolutionary laws; 5 Old Enemies, New Friends; The great powers at the gates; The CIA, the Mafia, and the Bay of Pigs; Fidelismo; "Mongoose" and "Anadyr"
Thirteen days on the brink of a third world warThree gamblers; 6 The Long March with Che; Moscow, Beijing, and Havana; The new man; The demise of Che; 7 Bad Times, Good Times; War and peace with Moscow; Ten million tons; Into the Third World; The revolution devours its children; 8 Alone against All; Exodus to Florida; Rectificación and perestroika; The Soviet imperium collapses; The brother's power; War economy in peacetime; 9 The Eternal Revolutionary; Class struggle on a dollar basis; Cuba and the global policeman; Castro, God, and the Pope; Freedom or "socialismo tropical"
10 Don Quixote and HistoryNotes; Preface to the English Edition; Chapter 1 The Heroic Myth; Chapter 2 The Young Fidel; Chapter 3 The Young Revolutionary; Chapter 4 The Young Victor; Chapter 5 Old Enemies, New Friends; Chapter 6 The Long March with Che; Chapter 7 Bad Times, Good Times; Chapter 8 Alone against All; Chapter 9 The Eternal Revolutionary; Chapter 10 Don Quixote and History; Bibliography; 1 Bibliographies, reference works, general literature on the history and contemporary reality of Cuba; 2 Fidel Castro; 3 Personal Testimony; 4 On Fidel Castro; 5 On Ernesto Che Guevara
6 On the Cuban Revolution7 On the Political Situation; 8 On the Bay of Pigs Invasion; 9 On the 1962 Missile Crisis, Castro and John F. Kennedy; 10 Films; 11 Internet; 12 Author's website and e-mail address; Index
Summary: Fidel Castro is one of the most interesting and controversial personalities of our time - he has become a myth and an icon. He was the first Cuban Caudillo - the man who freed his country from dependence on the USA and who lead his people to rediscover their national identity and pride. Castro has outlived generations of American presidents and Soviet leaders. He has survived countless assassination attempts by the CIA, the Mafia, and Cubans living in exile. He has become one of the greatest politicians of the 20th Century. His biography, and the history of his country exemplify the tensions
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Cover page; Half-Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; A Note of Thanks; Acknowledgments; Preface to the English Edition; 1 The Heroic Myth; 2 The Young Fidel; Among Jesuits; Among gangsters; 3 The Young Revolutionary; Storm and stress: Moncada; "Che," the Argentinean; Stormy crossing on the Granma; A guerrillero in the Sierra Maestra; 321 against 10,000; 4 The Young Victor; Communists and "barbudos"; 1,500 revolutionary laws; 5 Old Enemies, New Friends; The great powers at the gates; The CIA, the Mafia, and the Bay of Pigs; Fidelismo; "Mongoose" and "Anadyr"

Thirteen days on the brink of a third world warThree gamblers; 6 The Long March with Che; Moscow, Beijing, and Havana; The new man; The demise of Che; 7 Bad Times, Good Times; War and peace with Moscow; Ten million tons; Into the Third World; The revolution devours its children; 8 Alone against All; Exodus to Florida; Rectificación and perestroika; The Soviet imperium collapses; The brother's power; War economy in peacetime; 9 The Eternal Revolutionary; Class struggle on a dollar basis; Cuba and the global policeman; Castro, God, and the Pope; Freedom or "socialismo tropical"

10 Don Quixote and HistoryNotes; Preface to the English Edition; Chapter 1 The Heroic Myth; Chapter 2 The Young Fidel; Chapter 3 The Young Revolutionary; Chapter 4 The Young Victor; Chapter 5 Old Enemies, New Friends; Chapter 6 The Long March with Che; Chapter 7 Bad Times, Good Times; Chapter 8 Alone against All; Chapter 9 The Eternal Revolutionary; Chapter 10 Don Quixote and History; Bibliography; 1 Bibliographies, reference works, general literature on the history and contemporary reality of Cuba; 2 Fidel Castro; 3 Personal Testimony; 4 On Fidel Castro; 5 On Ernesto Che Guevara

6 On the Cuban Revolution7 On the Political Situation; 8 On the Bay of Pigs Invasion; 9 On the 1962 Missile Crisis, Castro and John F. Kennedy; 10 Films; 11 Internet; 12 Author's website and e-mail address; Index

Fidel Castro is one of the most interesting and controversial personalities of our time - he has become a myth and an icon. He was the first Cuban Caudillo - the man who freed his country from dependence on the USA and who lead his people to rediscover their national identity and pride. Castro has outlived generations of American presidents and Soviet leaders. He has survived countless assassination attempts by the CIA, the Mafia, and Cubans living in exile. He has become one of the greatest politicians of the 20th Century. His biography, and the history of his country exemplify the tensions

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Volker Skierka is a journalist and author based in Germany.

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