Includes some of Fidel's quotes about Cuba, the revolution, and America. Includes a bibliography of books about Castro and written by him.
"Men do not shape destiny. Destiny produces the man for the hour." (Fidel Castro, 1959)
Fidel Castro is one of the most influential and controversial men of the last 50 years, equally revered and reviled by people across the globe. To the West Castro has long been one of the prominent faces of Communism and the main reason Cuba has been ostracized by many liberal democracies, particularly the United States. On the other hand, Castro has been admired by those who despised capitalism, and despite the fact the political platform Castro advocated has been almost universally repudiated and maintains only a weak hold even in Cuba, Castro's Marxist-leaning writings and speeches have influenced other leaders across the globe, from Hugo Chavez to Nelson Mandela.
Although his health has been poor for several years, and rumors relentlessly abound about his imminent demise, Castro continues to be the face of Cuba for better and worse. But while everybody is at least partially familiar with his leadership of the Cuban Revolution and Cuba itself, far fewer are familiar with Castro's past and the vision he had for himself.
Latin American Revolutionaries: The Life and Legacy of Fidel Castro chronicles the life, work, and revolutions Castro was involved in while analyzing the controversies and legacy he left in his wake. You will learn about Fidel like you never have before, in no time at all.