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Fidel Castro: My Life - A Spoken Autobiography

Fidel Castro

For decades, people have tried to persuade the leader of the Cuban Revolution to tell his own life story. Ignacio Ramonet, the celebrated editor in chief of Le Monde diplomatique, has finally succeeded. For the first time, in a series of extensive and probing interviews, Fidel Castro describes his life from the 1950s to the present day. In frank and compelling detail, he discusses his parents and his childhood, his earliest influences, the beginnings of the revolution, his relationship with Che Guevara, the drama of the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Jimmy Carter years, Cuban migration to the United States, his dealings with successive American presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush, and his relationship with such controversial leaders as Saddam Hussein and Hugo Chavez. Along the way, Ramonet challenges Castro to discuss his views on a number of controversial questions, from human rights and freedom of the press to the repression of homosexuality and the survival of the death penalty in Cuba. This book will stand as the definitive record of an extraordinary life lived in turbulent times.

For decades, people have tried to persuade the leader of the Cuban Revolution to tell his own life story. Ignacio Ramonet, the celebrated editor in chief of Le Monde diplomatique, has finally succeeded. For the first time, in a series of extensive and probing interviews, Fidel Castro describes his life from the 1950s to the present day. In frank and compelling detail, he discusses his parents and his childhood, his earliest influences, the beginnings of the revolution, his relationship with Che Guevara, the drama of the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Jimmy Carter years, Cuban migration to the United States, his dealings with successive American presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush, and his relationship with such controversial leaders as Saddam Hussein and Hugo Chavez. Along the way, Ramonet challenges Castro to discuss his views on a number of controversial questions, from human rights and freedom of the press to the repression of homosexuality and the survival of the death penalty in Cuba. This book will stand as the definitive record of an extraordinary life lived in turbulent times.
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For decades, people have tried to persuade the leader of the Cuban Revolution to tell his own life story. Ignacio Ramonet, the celebrated editor in chief of Le Monde diplomatique, has finally succeeded. For the first time, in a series of extensive and probing interviews, Fidel Castro describes his life from the 1950s to the present day. In frank and compelling detail, he discusses his parents and his childhood, his earliest influences, the beginnings of the revolution, his relationship with Che Guevara, the drama of the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Jimmy Carter years, Cuban migration to the United States, his dealings with successive American presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush, and his relationship with such controversial leaders as Saddam Hussein and Hugo Chavez. Along the way, Ramonet challenges Castro to discuss his views on a number of controversial questions, from human rights and freedom of the press to the repression of homosexuality and the survival of the death penalty in Cuba. This book will stand as the definitive record of an extraordinary life lived in turbulent times.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ignacio Ramonet, Todd McLaren, Patrick Lawlor

Length:

26h 13m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:08:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:10:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:14:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

54:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:12:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

59:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

59:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:03:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

40:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

51:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

40:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:10:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

45:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

44:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

49:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:05:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:10:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

57:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

57:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

34:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

45:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:19:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:05:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:21:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:26