Fidel: My Early Years

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Ocean Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 194 pages
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An exclusive collection of Fidel Castro's own remarkably frank writings about his formative years. This new, expanded edition, featuring a brilliant introductory essay by Gabriel García Márquez, includes previously unpublished personal reflections by the Cuban president.

“We have no doubt that he will make a brilliant name for himself. Fidel has what it takes and will make something of himself.”—From Fidel Castro's final school report, 1945.

“Fidel Castro's autobiography in the form of personal sketches offering a glimpse of him as a young boy and as a young rebel . . . Fascinating reading.”—Midwest Book Review

Also available in Spanish as Fidel en la memorio del joven que es (ISBN 1-876175-16-8)

 

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Contents

A Personal Portrait of Fidel
11
Childhood and Youth
27
University Days
83
A Taste of Revolution
110
Preparing for Moncada
149
Letters from Prison 195355
163
Notes
189
Copyright

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· Fidel Castro went into exile on his release from prison after initiating an armed attack against the Batista dictatorship. One night in Mexico he met a young Argentine doctor Ernesto Guevara. They talked until dawn, sharing their ideas and dreams, when "Che" agreed to join the expedition back to Cuba to restore popular rule. The rest is history Deborah Shnookal has also edited the "José Martí Reader," "One Hundred Red Hot Years" and "Manifesto." Gabriel García Márquez is a winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, and has published numerous works of fiction and nonfiction alike.

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