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Title:
Fidel Castro : a biography
Author:
Skierka, Volker, 1952-
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Fidel Castro. English
Publication Information:
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xxiv, 440 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The heroic myth -- The young Fidel -- Among Jesuits -- Among gangsters -- The young revolutionary -- Moncada : storm and stress -- "Che", the Argentinean -- Stormy crossing on the "Granma" -- A guerrillero in the Sierra Maestra -- Against 10,000 -- The young victor -- Communists and "barbudos" -- 1,500 revolutionary laws -- Old enemies, new friends -- The great powers at the gates -- The CIA, the Mafia, and the Bay of Pigs -- Fidelismo -- "Mongoose" and "Anadyr"-- Three gamblers -- The long march with Che -- Moscow, Beijing, and Havana -- The new man -- The demise of Che -- Bad times, good times -- War and peace with Moscow -- Ten million tons -- Into the Third World -- The revolution devours its children -- Alone against all -- Exodus to Florida -- Rectificacin and Perestroika -- The Soviet imperium collapses -- The brother's power.
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ISBN:
9780745630069
Format :
Book