My Life

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Penguin, 2008 - 723 pages
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The acclaimed autobiography of Fidel Castro, one of the towering political figures of our age, who dominated both Cuba and the world stage for over half a century.

Here Castro tells his story in full for the first time, speaking openly about everything from his parents and earliest influences to his imprisonment, guerrilla war and the Cuban revolution and on to the Bay of Pigs, the missile crisis and his relationship with Che Guevara. He also remembers the people he knew, from John F. Kennedy to Ernest Hemingway. Whatever your views on Castro are, this is an essential record of an incredible life - and even more extraordinary times.

'Cubaphiles are all the richer for this book ... Castro's prodigious gifts are well displayed: his formidable erudition, steely discipline, epic curiosity and his astute grasp of history' Financial Times

'Castro's life has been extraordinary and he can tell a good story' Evening Standard

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Avis d'utilisateur  - ShaiShap - LibraryThing

Very surprising book. I'm not a fan of the Cuban politics and not generally a fan of politicians' biographies, but Fidel Castro, regardless of any disagreements I might have with him, is apparently an ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - theboylatham - LibraryThing

Seven out of ten. A biography of Fidel Castro based on hours of interviews with him. Very interesting in his early life and the start of the revolution. Dwindles toward the end. Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (2008)

Ignacio Ramonet is a specialist on geopolitics, economics and the history of culture and a professor of communication theory at the University Denis Diderot in Paris. He is the long-time editor of the French magazine, Le Monde Diplomatique.

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