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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (460 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fidel Castro Narrator: Todd McLaren, Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For decades, people have tried to persuade the leader of the Cuban Revolution to tell his own life story. Ignacio Ramonet, the celebrated editor in chief of Le Monde diplomatique, has finally succeeded. For the first time, in a series of extensive and probing interviews, Fidel Castro describes his life from the 1950s to the present day. In frank and compelling detail, he discusses his parents and his childhood, his earliest influences, the beginnings of the revolution, his relationship with Che Guevara, the drama of the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Jimmy Carter years, Cuban migration to the United States, his dealings with successive American presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush, and his relationship with such controversial leaders as Saddam Hussein and Hugo Chavez.

Along the way, Ramonet challenges Castro to discuss his views on a number of controversial questions, from human rights and freedom of the press to the repression of homosexuality and the survival of the death penalty in Cuba. This book will stand as the definitive record of an extraordinary life lived in turbulent times. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by KU | 2/20/2014

    " I had a hard time with the format of the book, ie question and answer, it was difficult for me to read. But, I did learn a lot about Fidel and the Cuban Revolution. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John Panagiotopoulos | 2/19/2014

    " Revolutionary. Must read. Shows where principles and values can lead you. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Abul Kalam | 2/17/2014

    " I really wanted to like this book, but when it says his life, it meant to say the first chapter his childhood the rest of the book was about Cuban Polatics. This was the single most boring book i have ever read in my life, i havent read many but this was the most boring............ oh its also in question and answer form all the way through "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eric Marxista | 2/11/2014

    " a++ would overthrow batista again "

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About the Author
Author Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro is a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who was Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008. He also served as the Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces from 1959 to 2008, and as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Politically a Marxist-Leninist, under his administration the Republic of Cuba became a one-party socialist state; industry and businesses were nationalized, and socialist reforms implemented in all areas of society. Internationally, Castro was the Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement, from 1979 to 1983 and from 2006 to 2008.