Fidel Castro Reader (v. 1)

3.92 avg rating
( 50 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781920888886: Fidel Castro Reader (v. 1)

An outstanding new anthology by one of history's greatest orators.

Here, at last, is a comprehensive anthology presenting the voice of one of history’s greatest orators, Fidel Castro. Love him or hate him, there is no denying he is a “master of the spoken word,” as Gabriel García Márquez has described him.

Emerging in the 1960s as a leading voice in support of Third World anticolonial struggles and continuing to play a role in the antiglobalization movement of today, Fidel Castro remains an articulate and penetrating—if controversial—political thinker and leader, who has outlasted ten hostile US presidents.

His direct, forthright approach, his incredible grasp of diverse economic, historical, and cultural topics, and his idealism stand in stark contrast against the spin and superficiality of most political leaders.

Covering five decades of Fidel’s speeches, this selection begins with his famous courtroom defense (“History will Absolve Me”), and also includes his speech on learning of Che Guevara’s death in Bolivia, his analysis of the collapse of the Soviet Union, and his response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. With his declining health and the emergence of new leaders such as Hugo Chávez in Venezuela and Evo Morales in Bolivia, this book sheds light not just on Castro’s mighty role in Latin America’s immediate past, but also on his legacy for the future.

The Fidel Castro Reader includes a chronology of the Cuban Revolution, an extensive glossary and index as well as 24 pages of photos. As the first anthology of Castro’s speeches to be published in English since the 1960s, this is an essential resource for both scholars and general readers.

“Fidel’s devotion to the word is almost magical.” —Gabriel García Márquez

“Fidel is the leader of one of the smallest countries in the world, but he has helped to shape the destinies of millions of people across the globe.” —Angela Davis

“Fidel Castro is a man of the masses... The Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people.” —Nelson Mandela

“Fidel’s is a singing and dancing intellect.” —Alice Walker

“[The editors] have done an admirable, even heroic, job of editing and excerpting this reader [which] serves a purpose for both historians and politicos.”  —Foreword Magazine

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

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. He stepped down in 2007 but has regularly expressed his views on world events and political personalities in his famous "reflections." David Deutschmann has edited numerous titles on Cuba, notably "The Che Guevara Reader" and "The Fidel Castro Reader."

Review:

;">“The editors] have done an admirable, even heroic, job of editing and excerpting this reader [which] serves a purpose for both historians and politicos.”  ―Foreword magazine

 


“Fidel’s devotion to the word is almost magical.” ― Gabriel García Márquez

 

“Fidel is the leader of one of the smallest countries in the world, but he has helped to shape the destinies of millions of people across the globe.”
Angela Davis

 

“Fidel Castro is a man of the masses... The Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people.”
Nelson Mandela

 

“Fidel’s is a singing and dancing intellect.”
Alice Walker

 

“The editors] have done an admirable, even heroic, job of editing and excerpting this reader [which] serves a purpose for both historians and politicos.”  ―Foreword magazine

 


“Fidel’s devotion to the word is almost magical.” ― Gabriel García Márquez

 

“Fidel is the leader of one of the smallest countries in the world, but he has helped to shape the destinies of millions of people across the globe.”
Angela Davis

 

“Fidel Castro is a man of the masses... The Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people.”
Nelson Mandela

 

“Fidel’s is a singing and dancing intellect.”
Alice Walker

 

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fidel Castro
ISBN 10: 1920888888 ISBN 13: 9781920888886
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1920888888

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Castro, Fidel
ISBN 10: 1920888888 ISBN 13: 9781920888886
New Quantity Available: 14
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781920888886

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Castro, Fidel
Published by Ocean Press (AU) 9/1/2007 (2007)
ISBN 10: 1920888888 ISBN 13: 9781920888886
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ocean Press (AU) 9/1/2007, 2007. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Fidel Castro Reader. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781920888886

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Castro, Fidel
Published by Ocean Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 1920888888 ISBN 13: 9781920888886
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ocean Press, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1920888888

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Fidel Castro
Published by Ocean Press, Australia (2008)
ISBN 10: 1920888888 ISBN 13: 9781920888886
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ocean Press, Australia, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. By his mastery of the spoken word, Fidel Castro reveals the unfolding process of the Cuban revolution, its extraordinary challenges, crises, chaos and achievements. Part of a two-volume anthology, this first volume is based on Castro s speeches. Bookseller Inventory # AAT9781920888886

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Castro, Fidel
Published by Ocean Press
ISBN 10: 1920888888 ISBN 13: 9781920888886
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 9
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ocean Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1920888888 Brand New From The Publisher! Not Marked Up Remainders or Shelf Worn Overstocks!. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-S-9781920888886

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Castro, Fidel
Published by Ocean Press
ISBN 10: 1920888888 ISBN 13: 9781920888886
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ocean Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1920888888. Bookseller Inventory # Z1920888888ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Fidel Castro
ISBN 10: 1920888888 ISBN 13: 9781920888886
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. whatever happened to him, the Cuban people stood ready to defend their The powerful voice of the most outspoken political figure of our time.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 525 pages. 0.694. Bookseller Inventory # 9781920888886

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Fidel Castro
Published by Ocean Press
ISBN 10: 1920888888 ISBN 13: 9781920888886
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ocean Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 524 pages. An outstanding new anthology of one of historys greatest orators Here, at last, is a comprehensive anthology presenting the voice of one of historys greatest orators, Fidel Castro. Love him or hate him, there is no denying he is a master of the spoken word, as Gabriel Garca Mrquez has described him. Emerging in the 1960s as a leading voice in support of Third World anticolonial struggles and continuing to play a role in the antiglobalization movement of today, Fidel Castro remains an articulate and penetratingif controversialpolitical thinker and leader, who has outlasted ten hostile US presidents. His direct, forthright approach, his incredible grasp of diverse economic, historical, and cultural topics, and his idealism stand in stark contrast against the spin and superficiality of most political leaders. Covering five decades of Fidels speeches, this selection begins with his famous courtroom defense (History will Absolve Me), and also includes his speech on learning of Che Guevaras death in Bolivia, his analysis of the collapse of the Soviet Union, and his response to the 911 terrorist attacks. With his declining health and the emergence of new leaders such as Hugo Chvez in Venezuela and Evo Morales in Bolivia, this book sheds light not just on Castros mighty role in Latin Americas immediate past, but also on his legacy for the future. The Fidel Castro Reader includes a chronology of the Cuban Revolution, an extensive glossary and index as well as 24 pages of photos. As the first anthology of Castros speeches to be published in English since the 1960s, this is an essential resource for both scholars and general readers. Fidels devotion to the word is almost magical. Gabriel Garca Mrquez Fidel is the leader of one of the smallest countries in the world, but he has helped to shape the destinies of millions of people across the globe. Angela Davis Fidel Castro is a man of the masses The Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people. Nelson Mandela Fidels is a singing and dancing intellect. Alice Walker The editors have done an admirable, even heroic, job of editing and excerpting this reader which serves a purpose for both historians and politicos. Foreword magazine This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781920888886

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Fidel Castro
Published by Ocean Press
ISBN 10: 1920888888 ISBN 13: 9781920888886
New Paperback Quantity Available: 14
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ocean Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9781920888886

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book