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Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary
  

Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

By Hansen, Jonathan M.
Narrator Pabon, Timothy Andres

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An intimate, revisionist portrait of the early years of Fidel Castro, showing how an unlikely young Cuban led his country in revolution and transfixed the world.

ISBN 9781541436107
Published 18 June 2019 by Tantor Media, Inc
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9781541436107
ISBN-10 1541436105
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc
Imprint Tantor Media, Inc
Publication Date 18 June 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Hansen, Jonathan M.
Narrator Pabon, Timothy Andres
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
World History: From C 1900 -
American History
Political Leaders & Leadership
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 190mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 74g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

An intimate, revisionist portrait of the early years of Fidel Castro, showing how an unlikely young Cuban led his country in revolution and transfixed the world. This book will change how you think about Fidel Castro. Until now, biographers have treated Castro's life like prosecutors, scouring his past for evidence to convict a person they don't like or don't understand. This can make for bad history and unsatisfying biography. Young Castro challenges listeners to put aside the caricature of a bearded, cigar-munching, anti-American hot head to discover how Castro became the dictator who acted as a thorn in the side of U.S. presidents for nearly half a century. The first American historian in a generation to gain access to the Castro archives in Havana, Jonathan Hansen was able to secure cooperation from Castro's family and closest confidants, gaining access to hundreds of never-before-seen letters and interviews. The result is a nuanced and penetrating portrait of a figure who was determined to be a leader-a man at once brilliant, arrogant, bold, vulnerable, and all too human. A man who, having grown up on an island that felt like a colonial cage, was compelled to lead his country to independence.

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Author's Bio

Jonathan M. Hansen is a senior lecturer at Harvard University and the author of Guantanamo: An American History and The Lost Promise of Patriotism: Debating American Identity, 1890-1920. His writing has been published in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and the Guardian, among other places. Timothy Andres Pabon is an actor and Spanish and English voice-over artist/audiobook narrator from Washington DC. He has recorded over 140 books, one of which was nominated for a 2015 Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Award and another which received an AudioFile Earphones Award as part of an ensemble cast in 2014.

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