My Life

Penguin, 2008 - 723 pages
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He is the only world leader to have outlasted nine US presidents, has survived over 600 assassination attempts and remains one of the twentieth centuryâe(tm)s most controversial figures.

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 âe" and even more extraordinary times.

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Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz is the president of Cuba. After commanding the revolution that overthrew Fulgencio Batista in 1959, he held the title of Prime Minister until 1976, when he became president of the Council of State as well as of the Council of Ministers. He became First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba in 1965, and led the transformation of Cuba into a one-party socialist republic. As president he also holds the supreme military rank of Comandantein the Cuban military. On 31 July 2006 Fidel Castro temporarily transferred duties to his brother Raul while he recovered from intestinal surgery.

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