Fidel Castro In His Own Words Alex Moore
 
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FIDEL CASTRO
August 13, 1926 – November 26, 2016.


“A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.”
--Fidel Castro

From revolutionary and symbol of strength to Cold War adversary, Fidel Castro was one of the world’s most controversial leaders, and perhaps its most enduring. As Cuba’s towering and charismatic president for nearly fifty years, Castro’s influential leadership captivated allies and enemies alike. By virtue of passionate oration and committed sense of purpose—good or bad—Castro kept the Cuban people devoted and the world enthralled.

From his earliest years as a student rebel to his role in Cuba's social reform to The Cuban Missile Crisis, his life is covered in extensive detail within this book. The transfer of power to Raul Castro is explored as well as the changes to Cuban/American diplomatic relations, including Obama’s view of America’s relationship with Cuba. Castro’s death is covered as well as the world’s the reaction to it, including the views of American and Cuban people and the differing reactions of Obama and Trump.

A comprehensive look into each stage of Castro’s life and leadership
More than a dozen color photos spanning the Cuban leader’s life
Comes complete with Castro’s most resonating speeches

Fidel Castro: In His Own Words is not only a reflection of Castro’s life, triumphs, and misdeeds, but it is a look at the people and places affected by his politics before, during, and after the age of Cuban embargo. Regardless of readers’ political preference, there is no doubt that this captivating leader’s influence on the Cuban people, The United States, and the world will continue to echo through time.
TitleFidel Castro
SubtitleIn His Own Words
AuthorAlex Moore
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintRacehorse Publishing
Published17 January 2017
FormatHardback
ISBN-139781631581908
Pages224
Dimensions5.00 x 7.00in.

About the author

ALEX MOORE is an experienced editor of numerous biographies of historical figures and celebrities, and has written dozens of books on famous people of all kinds, from Hollywood celebrities to notable public figures.

On the passing of Fidel Castro:

“To many, Fidel Castro was a self-obsessed zealot whose belief in his own destiny was unshakable, a chameleon whose economic and political colors were determined more by pragmatism than by doctrine. But in his chest beat the heart of a true rebel. . . . The power of his personality remains inescapable, for better or worse.” —New York Times

“Some will say he freed the Cuban people from the chains of capitalism. Some will say he was a tyrant. . . . One of the most iconic personalities of modern global history and one of the key players of the Cold War era.” —Huffington Post

“We know that this moment fills Cubans—in Cuba and in the United States—with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation. History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him.” —President Barack Obama

"The world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. . . . Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights." —President-Elect Donald Trump

"A wise and strong person . . . an inspiring example for all countries and peoples . . . a sincere and reliable friend of Russia." —Russian President Vladmir Putin

"A dear comrade and true friend." —Chinese President Xi Jinping
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