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eBook Guerrilla Prince: The Untold Story of Fidel Castro ePub

by Georgie Anne Geyer

  • ISBN: 0316308935
  • Category: Leaders and Notable People
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Georgie Anne Geyer
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (February 25, 1991)
  • Pages: 445
  • ePub book: 1387 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1243 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 739

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Syndicated journalist Georgie Anne Geyer calls on her nearly 40 years of experience covering Latin America to create an extraordinary biography that reveals . Georgie Anne Geyer was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 2, 1935.

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. 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.

Georgie Anne Geyer was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 2, 1935. She died on May 15, 2019 at the age of 84. Библиографические данные.

With Guerrilla Prince, syndicated journalist Georgie Anne Geyer calls on her twenty-five years of. .

With Guerrilla Prince, syndicated journalist Georgie Anne Geyer calls on her twenty-five years of experience covering Latin America to create an extraordinary biography that finally reveals the untold story of Fidel Castro. Based on hundreds of interviews with unique sources - including four extensive personal interviews with Castro - Guerrilla Prince is an intimate and revealing portrait.

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With Guerrilla Prince, syndicated journalist Georgie Anne Geyer calls on her twenty-five years of experience covering Latin . Based on hundreds of interviews with 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 man himself. She is the author of numerous books including "Guerilla Prince: The Untold Story of Fidel Castro," She holds twenty-one honorary degrees from various colleges and universities and is syndicated in nearly 120 newspapers.

Guerrilla Prince book. With Guerrilla Prince, syndicated journalist Georgie Anne Geyer calls on her twenty-five years of experience covering Latin America to create an extraordinary biography that finally reveals the untold story of Fidel Castro.

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With Guerrilla Prince, syndicated journalist Georgie Anne Geyer calls on her twenty-five years of experience covering Latin America to create an extraordinary biography that finally reveals the untold story of Fidel Castro. Based on hundreds of interviews with 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 man himself. In this edition, Geyer adds a preface and an extensive epilogue to her 1991 hardcover text, addressing the changes since that time - the collapse of the Soviet Union, the internal unrest, and the growing anticipation of a post-Castro Cuba.

Comments

TheFresh TheFresh
Amazon steered me to this book when I was looking for more on Cuban politics after reading "Against All Hope" by Armando Valladares (a maginificent, poetic book about the horrors of life in the Cuban gulag).
Geyer presents a sweeping biography of Castro, from childhood all the way up to September 11. She offers real insight on Castro's psychology and crisply recounts events leading up the revolution. It is primarily a political history.
To me the most fascinating aspect of Castro's story is how easily he comes to power after starting out with such pathetically meager resources. His "liberation" of Cuba begins with a tragi-comic marine landing by a handful of hungry and confused rebels. Incredibly, by virtue of his irresistible personality, brilliant, bold, and ruthless tactics, and a hopelessly incompetent Batista regime, Castro takes control of Cuba. The story is remarkably similar to that of Pizarro's conquest of the Incas.
Two problems with the book. First, I think Geyer's narrative becomes quite sketchy after Castro reaches power. There's a lot going on, and she needs more detail to tie together all the political, psychological, and social threads of her story. Second, the writing is uneven: her descriptions of characters and events are passionate and dramatic, but her analysis is sometimes vague and hard to follow.
All in all, Geyer paints a pretty good picture of the Castro phenomenon. If you have never delved into this subject, you might be astonished at what's been going on 90 miles from the United States. Clearly, Geyer knows her material, since she personally knows many, many of the key political figures in Cuba and the United States. I think she is a very reliable source of information on a subject where reliable reporting is hard to find.
Fenrikasa Fenrikasa
Interesting and accessible story of how Castro came to power. It would be helpful for any student of history, and especially helpful for those traveling to Cuba today. The book helped me to understand Cubans both young and old and how their outlook was shaped by the country's history.
Mightsinger Mightsinger
This is the best written biography of Fidel Castro. It covers almost all of his life focusing mostly on the political and military aspects. If you want to get a sense of society as a whole I would recommend reading Fidel Castro by Quirk but otherwise this is an excellent start to Castro's life. You could read this and feel that you have covered every relevant part of his life and then some. If you want to understand how Cuba was transformed into what it is today this is essential reading. Highly recommend.
Vishura Vishura
Very well written. Fair point of view
Landaron Landaron
Geyer is one of the few writers who have managed to avoid being enchanted and coopted by Castro over the years. This bio focuses a bit more on gossipy stuff than one might like, but it hits the high points as well. The huge question that was simply neglected here was that, after Castro's failed attack on the Moncada Barracks in 1953 that began his legend as a revolutionary hero, most of the other participants were tortured and killed by the dictator Batista. Castro (and his brother) were not only unharmed, but Fidel was pampered and allowed to pontificate in court at length, given a light sentence, and then released even earlier. WHY?????
Dagdalas Dagdalas
A very interesting read. However, the author fails to explore the truth about Castro in enough depth - mainly, why he continues to murder and oppress his own people in what's supposed to be "socialist paradise" (in quotations since 'socialist paradise' is most definitely an oxymoron).
Shistus Shistus
I expected, from the description on the website, an intro or something that would be an update on what's going on in Cuba since 1992. This story, dated I think in 1988, is too dated.
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