Fidel Castro Reader (v. 1)

Fidel Castro Reader (v. 1)

Fidel Castro

An impressive new anthology of 1 of history’s maximum orators

Here, eventually, is a entire anthology featuring the voice of 1 of history’s maximum orators, Fidel Castro. Love him or hate him, there is not any denying he's a “master of the spoken word,” as Gabriel García Márquez has defined him.

Emerging within the Sixties as a number one voice in help of 3rd global anticolonial struggles and carrying on with to play a task within the antiglobalization circulation of this day, Fidel Castro continues to be an articulate and penetrating—if controversial—political philosopher and chief, who has outlasted ten adverse US presidents.

His direct, forthright procedure, his fabulous take hold of of numerous monetary, old, and cultural issues, and his idealism stand in stark distinction opposed to the spin and superficiality of so much political leaders.

Covering 5 a long time of Fidel’s speeches, this feature starts together with his well-known court security (“History will Absolve Me”), and likewise comprises his speech on studying of Che Guevara’s loss of life in Bolivia, his research of the cave in of the Soviet Union, and his reaction to the Sep 11 terrorist assaults. along with his declining healthiness and the emergence of recent leaders corresponding to Hugo Chávez in Venezuela and Evo Morales in Bolivia, this booklet sheds gentle not only on Castro’s strong function in Latin America’s quick previous, but additionally on his legacy for the future.

The Fidel Castro Reader encompasses a chronology of the Cuban Revolution, an intensive word list and index in addition to 24 pages of images. because the first anthology of Castro’s speeches to be released in English because the Nineteen Sixties, this can be an important source for either students and common readers.

“Fidel’s devotion to the observe is nearly magical.” — Gabriel García Márquez


“Fidel is the chief of 1 of the smallest international locations on this planet, yet he has helped to form the destinies of hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe.”
Angela Davis


“Fidel Castro is a guy of the loads… The Cuban revolution has been a resource of concept to all freedom-loving people.”
Nelson Mandela


“Fidel’s is a making a song and dancing intellect.”
Alice Walker


“The editors] have performed an admirable, even heroic, job of modifying and excerpting this reader [which] serves a objective for either historians and politicos.”  —Foreword magazine


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