Fidel Castro - Cuban Revolutionary

Publié le par Warren Brown

Fidel Castro - Cuban RevolutionaryA well-balanced account of the Cuban leader's life and career, with a generous amount of background information and convincing explanations of Castro's several changes of image- -idealistic student revolutionary, romantic bandit chief, leader of the nonaligned nations, grizzled autocrat. Particularly effective is Brown's fair-minded presentation of Castro's populist measures and appeals to Cuban nationalism.

His rigidities and failures also get their full due, from antidemocratic politics at home to African involvements. Although the story has some exciting elements--e.g., the ``Alphabetizers'' literacy campaign--Brown keeps it at a general level, with few individual experiences (except for Castro's own) to enliven it. Well-placed b&w photos with informative captions; chronology; notes; bibliography; index.

Pub Date : 01/03/1994
ISBN : 1-56294-385-5
Publisher : Millbrook
Review Posted Online : June 24th, 2010
Kirkus Reviews Issue : Feb. 15th, 1994
Author : Warren Brown

Publié dans Bibliothèque

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