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  • Published: 8 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141026268
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 736
  • RRP: $35.00

My Life



The political autobiography of 2008.

The acclaimed autobiography of Fidel Castro, one of the towering political figures of our age, who dominated both Cuba and the world stage for over half a century.Here Castro tells his story in full for the first time, speaking openly about everything from his parents and earliest influences to his imprisonment, guerrilla war and the Cuban revolution and on to the Bay of Pigs, the missile crisis and his relationship with Che Guevara. He also remembers the people he knew, from John F. Kennedy to Ernest Hemingway. Whatever your views on Castro are, this is an essential record of an incredible life - and even more extraordinary times.'Cubaphiles are all the richer for this book ... Castro's prodigious gifts are well displayed: his formidable erudition, steely discipline, epic curiosity and his astute grasp of history' Financial Times'Castro's life has been extraordinary and he can tell a good story' Evening Standard%%%He is the only world leader to have outlasted nine US presidents, has survived over 600 assassination attempts and remains one of the twentieth century’s most controversial figures. Here Castro tells his story in full for the first time, speaking openly about everything from his parents and earliest influences to his imprisonment, guerrilla war and the Cuban revolution and on to the Bay of Pigs, the missile crisis and his relationship with Che Guevara. He also remembers the people he knew, from John F. Kennedy to Ernest Hemingway. Whatever your views on Castro are, this is an essential record of an incredible life – and even more extraordinary times.

  • Published: 8 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141026268
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 736
  • RRP: $35.00

Praise for My Life

Gripping, almost cinematic

Guardian

Irresistible

Financial Times

Cubaphiles are all the richer for this book . . . Castro's prodigious gifts are well displayed: his formidable erudition, steely discipline, epic curiosity and his astute grasp of history

Financial Times

Whatever happens after Castro has gone, this book will provide an indispensable perspective on his record

Guardian

Castro's life has been extraordinary and he can tell a good story

Evening Standard

A fascinating account

Metro, Books of the Year

Extraordinary

Observer, Books of the Year

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