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Fidel & Che : a revolutionary friendship by
Call Number: 972.910640 REI
Publication Date: 2008
Revolution in Cuba by
Call Number: 972.91 MAT
Publication Date: 1975-01-01
Castro's Cuba in the 1970's by
Call Number: 972.91 CAS
Publication Date: 1977-12-01
Fidel Castro Reader by
Call Number: 972.91064 CAS
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
An outstanding new anthology of one of history's greatest orators Here, at last, is a comprehensive anthology presenting the voice of one of history's greatest orators, Fidel Castro. Love him or hate him, there is no denying he is a "master of the spoken word," as Gabriel García Márquez has described him. Emerging in the 1960s as a leading voice in support of Third World anticolonial struggles and continuing to play a role in the antiglobalization movement of today, Fidel Castro remains an articulate and penetrating--if controversial--political thinker and leader, who has outlasted ten hostile US presidents. His direct, forthright approach, his incredible grasp of diverse economic, historical, and cultural topics, and his idealism stand in stark contrast against the spin and superficiality of most political leaders. Covering five decades of Fidel's speeches, this selection begins with his famous courtroom defense ("History will Absolve Me"), and also includes his speech on learning of Che Guevara's death in Bolivia, his analysis of the collapse of the Soviet Union, and his response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. With his declining health and the emergence of new leaders such as Hugo Chávez in Venezuela and Evo Morales in Bolivia, this book sheds light not just on Castro's mighty role in Latin America's immediate past, but also on his legacy for the future. The Fidel Castro Reader includes a chronology of the Cuban Revolution, an extensive glossary and index as well as 24 pages of photos. As the first anthology of Castro's speeches to be published in English since the 1960s, this is an essential resource for both scholars and general readers. "Fidel's devotion to the word is almost magical." -- Gabriel García Márquez "Fidel is the leader of one of the smallest countries in the world, but he has helped to shape the destinies of millions of people across the globe." --Angela Davis "Fidel Castro is a man of the masses... The Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people." --Nelson Mandela "Fidel's is a singing and dancing intellect." --Alice Walker "The editors] have done an admirable, even heroic, job of editing and excerpting this reader [which] serves a purpose for both historians and politicos." --Foreword magazine
Fidel Castro's Cuba by
Publication Date: 2007-01-10
Fidel Castro, one of the world's most controversial leaders, rose to power in Cuba, a large island nation only 90 miles off the coast of Florida. a brilliant and charismatic leader, Castro defied all odds when he led a successful effort to depose the corrupt Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in the late-1950s. Soon after, Castro began to reshape Cuba into a communist state while allying himself with the United States' Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union. His belligerence toward the United States has led to a decades-long U.S. embargo of Cuba, the effect of which has left Cuba in desperate poverty. Over the decades, Castro has ruled Cuba with an iron fist, controlling the media, courts, and legislature, while allowing no open opposition to his rule and imprisoning dissidents. At the same time, his reforms of Cuba's health care and educational systems have provided common citizens with access they had not experienced under previous regimes. In Fidel Castro's Cuba, learn more about this complex and compelling man who is a hero to some and a villain to others.
Cold War: Cuba 1959-1962 This episode gives account of how the Cuban Revolution and the later restoration of a communist regime in the island, increased the tensions between the United States and the USSR.
The Motorcycle Diaries "The Motorcycle Diaries" is based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he, and best friend Alberto Granado, had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.
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