Guerrilla Prince: The Untold Story of Fidel Castro

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 467 pages
Syndicated journalist Georgie Anne Geyer calls on her nearly 40 years of experience covering Latin America to create an extraordinary biography that reveals the untold story of Fidel Castro, revolutionary and demagogue. Based on hundreds of interviews and unique sources -- including four extensive personal interviews with Castro -- Guerrilla Prince is an intimate and revealing portrait, charged with all the electricity of the charismatic leader.

In this updated edition, Ms. Geyer presents new insights and addresses the changes since the 1991 release of Guerrilla Prince in hardcover -- the collapse of the Soviet Union, the internal unrest, and the growing anticipation of a post-Castro Cuba.

 

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Contents

Dreamer of the Day
3
Gnarled Roots
15
Praying to Win
27
The University YearsYou and I
41
Redemptive Violence
50
A Parenthesis
63
The Bogotazo
75
Suicide by Microphone
82
FidelFidelFidelFidelFidelFidelFidelFidel
191
The First MonthsThis Train Knows
203
Castro Meets El None
221
An Iron Filing
239
The Bay of Pigs
259
The MarxistLeninist
275
Guerrilla to an Age
293
The Dictator of the Cows
315

The Movement
94
Moncada
107
The Isle of Pines Prison as Classroom
121
The Mexico Years
133
The Landing
153
Guerrilla Theater
161
A Nation Is Dying
175
The Bay of Pigs Again and Again
334
Fidels GrenadaDeath in a Small Place
352
EHe
369
Source Notes
413
Bibliography
435
Index
451
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About the author (2001)

Georgie Anne Geyer was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 2, 1935. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She worked at The Southtown Economist before moving to The Chicago Daily News in 1960. She became a foreign correspondent in Latin America in 1964. During this time, she was embedded with leftist guerrillas in Guatemala and interviewed Fidel Castro and Saddam Hussein. She left The Daily News in 1974. She established herself as a syndicated columnist based in Washington and continued to write her column until a few weeks before her death. She wrote several books including Buying the Night Flight: The Autobiography of a Woman Foreign Correspondent, Guerrilla Prince: The Untold Story of Fidel Castro, Americans No More, and When Cats Reigned Like Kings: On the Trail of the Sacred Cats. She died on May 15, 2019 at the age of 84.

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