The Prison Letters of Fidel Castro

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Basic Books, 2007 - 184 pages
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Early in Ann Louise Bardach's Cuban voyage she came across Cartas de Presidio or The Prison Letters of Fidel Castro. Edited by Luis Conte Aguero, who was the recipient of most of these letters, they are cited in every important work from Hugh Thomas' opus Cuba to Tad Szulc's Fidel biography, and everything in between and since. These twenty-one letters (nine to Conte Aguero, six to his late sister and close collaborator, Lidia, one to his wife Mirta, one to his comrade in combat, Melba Hernandez letters, one to the great scholar Jorge Manach) are regarded as the single most valuable and revelatory document regarding Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Never before published in English, these letters were written when Castro was imprisoned for his failed attack on the Moncada from 1953 to 1955 and reveal a man of spectacular ambition and steely determination. A man, who despite being incarcerated to serve a lengthy prison term, never wavers in his confidence that he will one day rule Cuba.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Carlos - Goodreads

What an amazing read! If one is able to push aside all the negative things Castro has done over the years and just read these letters with no prejudice, one can truly marvel at this wonderful piece of ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Prison Letters of Fidel Castro

Avis d'utilisateur  - Sean Mccarrey - Goodreads

I am not giving this book a good review because I think very highly of Fidel Castro. I am giving this book a good review because I think it shows a unique historical perspective which cannot be found ... Consulter l'avis complet

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December 12 1953 To Luis Conte Aguero
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April 17 1954 To Melba Hernandez
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June 12 1954 To Luis Conte Aguero
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Ann Louise Bardach is an award-winning investigative journalist who has been covering Cuba for ten years for The New York Times, Vanity Fair and other national publications. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, Today, Dateline, CNN, The O’Reilly Factor, Charlie Rose and NPR. She is the author of Cuba Confidential and lives in Santa Barbara, CA.

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