Fidel Castro My Life - A Spoken Autobiography

ISBN-10: 1416562338

ISBN-13: 9781416562337

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List price: $24.00
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 6/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Born in Buenos Aires in 1942, Ariel Dorfman is a Chilean citizen. A supporter of Salvador Allende, he was forced into exile and has lived in the United States for many years. Since writing his legendary essay, "How to Read Donald Duck", Dorfman has built up an impressive body of work that has translated into more than thirty languages. Besides poetry, essays and novels--"Hard Rain" (Readers International, 1990), winner of the Sudamericana Award; "Widows" (Pluto Press, 1983); "The Last Song of Manuel Sendero" (Viking, 1987); "Mascara" (Viking, 1988); "Konfidenz" (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1995)--he has written plays, including "Death and the Maiden", and produced in ninety countries. He has won various international awards, including two Kennedy Center Theatre Awards. With his son, Rodrigo, he received an award for best television drama in Britain for "Prisoners of Time" in 1996. A professor at Duke University, Dorfman lives in Durham, North Carolina.Fidel Castro led a guerrilla movement in Cuba that overthrew the Batista dictatorship in 1959. Since then, the Cuban president has been the nemesis of ten U.S. administrations.

Map of Cuba
A Hundred Hours with Fidel
The Childhood of a Leader
The Forging of a Rebel
Entering Politics
The Assault on the Moncada Barracks
The Backdrop of the Revolution
'History Will Absolve Me'
Che Guevara
In the Sierra Maestra
Lessons from a Guerrilla War
Revolution: First Steps, First Problems
The Conspiracies Begin
The Bay of Pigs/Playa Gir�n
The 'Cuban Missile Crisis' of October 1962
The Death of Che Guevara
Cuba and Africa
The Emigration Crises
The Collapse of the Soviet Union
The Ochoa Case and the Death Penalty
Cuba and Neoliberal Globalization
President Jimmy Carter's Visit
The Arrests of Dissidents in March 2003
The Hijackings in April 2003
Cuba and Spain
Fidel and France
Latin America
Cuba Today
Summing up a Life and a Revolution
After Fidel, What?
A Note on the Text and the Translation
Some Key Dates in the Life of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution (1926-2007)
Notes
Index
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