At a glance:
- Author: Robert E. Quirk
- First Published: 1993
- Type of Work: Biography
- Time of Work: 1927 to the 1990’s
- Setting: Havana, Oriente Province, and cities around the world
- Characters: Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, Celia Sanchez Manduly, James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Power, personal or social, Communism or communists, Revolutionaries, Socialism, Cuba or Cubans, Nuclear warfare or weapons, Geopolitics
- Locales: Havana, Cuba, Oriente province, Cuba
This massive biography of Fidel Castro presents an unremittingly critical account of the Cuban dictator’s life from his birth to the date of the book’s publication. Relying primarily on published sources, author Robert E. Quirk concentrates most of his attention to the period after Castro overthrew the regime of Fulgencio Batista in 1959. The author presents only a perfunctory account of his subject’s antecedents, childhood, and education. Even Castro’s revolutionary exploits receive relatively little space. Quirk’s coverage of Castro’s career after his appearance on the...
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