US SelfMadeHero - Castro
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ISBN: 9781906838324
Available: July 2011
Binding: PB(f)
RRP: £14.99
Size: 170x240
Extent: 288
Colour: B/W
Translator: Michael Waaler

“Homeland or death! We will be triumphant!”

In October 1958, Karl Mertens, a young journalist, arrives in Havana. Having read an interview with Castro in the New York Times, he sets out to meet and interview him. When he arrives, he finds himself in a country plunged into revolution, he quickly becomes involved in its events.

inevitably Castro dominates, and Kleist does a fine job of rendering the self-belief that both fuelled him and led this avowed lover of freedom into brutal crackdowns.
- The Guardian