Fidel Castro

By (author) Caistor, Nick

The Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro is one of the most written-about men in the world today. Most approaches to his life are either glowing hagiographies, or critical rants in which he is portrayed as a dictator who has kept the island of Cuba under his heel for the past fifty years. By contrast, Nick Caistor brings together personal details and a discussion of the ideas driving Castro throughout his life; his ultimate aim is to give readers the opportunity to judge for themselves whether or not, as Castro himself once said, 'history will absolve me'. Fidel Castro not only brought revolution to Cuba, he wielded power there almost unchallenged for nearly fifty years; finally stepping down at the age of 81, due to ill health, in February 2008. Broadcaster and journalist Nick Caistor has interviewed a huge variety of those who have known Castro at different times in his life, and who range from bitter opponents to his staunchest allies. Their stories and opinions in this book enliven the debate about the Cuban leader's choices, strengths and weaknesses.

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[目次]

  • Preface 1 Down on the Farm 2 Defying the Dictator 3 Making the Revolution 4 Missiles and Marxism 5 Revolution and the State 6 Losing the Plot 7 The Special Period 8 Time's Winged Chariot Conclusion: The Great Survivor References Select Bibliography Acknowledgements Photo Acknowledgements

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書名 Fidel Castro
著作者等 Caistor, Nick
シリーズ名 Critical Lives
出版元 Reaktion Books
刊行年月 2013.02.01
ページ数 224p
大きさ H200 x W130
ISBN 9781780230900
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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