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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 172. Chapters: Martin Luther King, Jr., Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Fidel Castro, John Diefenbaker, Muammar Gaddafi, Abbie Hoffman, Peter Gabriel, Gram Parsons, Olof Palme, Kwame Nkrumah, Kenneth Kaunda, Bono, Olaf Stapledon, Harry Belafonte, Robert Mugabe, Robert F. Kennedy, Mary-Louise Hooper, Ron Dellums, Coretta Scott King, Julius Nyerere, Peter Hain, Leon Sullivan, Samora Machel, Steven Van Zandt, Seretse Khama, Henry Winston, Graham Chadwick, Colin Winter, G. Mennen Williams, Todd Gitlin, Randall Robinson, Trevor Huddleston, John Minto, Lawrence S. Wittner, Patricia McFadden, Tom Newnham, Diana Collins, Clarence Edward Crowther, Sonny Okosun, Bruno Vogel. Excerpt: Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born 1926) is a Cuban revolutionary and politician, having held the position of Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and then President from 1976 to 2008. He also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from the party's foundation in 1961 until 2011. Politically a Marxist-Leninist, under his administration Cuba was converted into a one-party socialist state, with industry being nationalised under state ownership and socialist reforms implemented in all areas of society. Born the illegitimate son of a wealthy farmer, Castro became involved in leftist and anti-imperialist politics whilst studying law at the University of Havana. Subsequently involving himself in several armed rebellions against rightist governments in the Dominican Republic and Colombia, he went on to conclude that the U.S.-backed Cuban President Fulgencio Batista, who was widely seen as a dictator, had to be overthrown. To this end he led an armed attack on the Moncada Barracks in 1953, but this failed and he was imprisoned. Getting out of prison after a year, he travelled to Mexico, and with the aid of his brother Raúl Castro and friend Che Gue...
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