Fidel: A Critical Portrait

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Never before has any biographer had such close access to Fidel Castro as did Tad Szule. The outcome of a long, direct relationship, this riveting portrait reveals astonishing and exclusive information about Cuba, the revolution, and the notorious, larger-than-life leader who has ruled his country with an iron fist for more than forty years.

Only Tad Szule could bring Fidel to such vivid life--the loves and losses of the man, the devious tactics of the conspirator, the triumphs and defeats of the revolutionary leader who challenged an American president and brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster.

From Jesuit schools to jungle hideouts and the Palace of the Revolution, here is Fidel...The Untold Story.Never before has any biographer had such close access to Fidel Castro as did Tad Szulc. The outcome of a long, direct relationship, this riveting portrait reveals astonishing and exclusive information about Cuba, the revolution, and the notorious, larger-than-life leader who has ruled his country with an iron fist for more than forty years.

Only Tad Szulc could bring Fidel to such vivid life--the loves and losses of the man, the devious tactics of the conspirator, the triumphs and defeats of the revolutionary leader who challenged an American president and brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster.

From Jesuit schools to jungle hideouts and the Palace of the Revolution, here is FIDEL...THE UNTOLD STORY."

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This is the authorized biography of Fidel Castro - revolutionary and Chief of State. It tells the story of a revolution fought by an "army" which sometimes consisted of eight men and seven weapons as well as attempting to reveal the private face of the Cuban leader. The author was a "New York Times" reporter and has written "The Illusion of Peace: a Diplomatic History of the Nixon Years", "The Winds of Revolution" and "The Twilight of the Tyrants". He met and toured with Castro in 1959.

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"An important contribution. Prodigious!"--"Chicago Tribune"Makes fascinating reading."--"Christian Science Monitor"Compelling."--"Foreign Service Journal"Sweeping and riveting."--"Des Moines Sunday Register"Masterful." --Los Angeles Times"Deserves to become the basic text on its subject." --The Economist

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