Castro: An Impact Biography

Castro: An Impact Biography

by Don E. Beyer
     
 

Fidel Castro, outspoken and fiery leader of Cuba, is a man who changed the future of a country. This biography looks at the life of the Cuban revolutionary and the changes that have taken place in Cuba, which under Fidel's leadership, has become a Communist country. Includes a 16 pp. photo insert.  See more details below

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Fidel Castro, outspoken and fiery leader of Cuba, is a man who changed the future of a country. This biography looks at the life of the Cuban revolutionary and the changes that have taken place in Cuba, which under Fidel's leadership, has become a Communist country. Includes a 16 pp. photo insert.

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Gr 7 Up-- Beyer presents an unsympathetic portrait of his subject, focusing on his early life and rise to power. Little space is devoted to his social and economic reforms, although Cuba's ``bad neighbor policy'' receives attention. Castro emerges as audacious, combative, and highly volatile; he appears as a schoolboy who curses his teachers, a Marxist who defies the U. S. Viewing the Cuban leader's contribution to his country as nebulous, the author concludes that with Castro's demise, Cuba will become either a monument to his ideals or ``the tombstone of another messiah without scruples.'' Quotations add authenticity to the text. Most of the 25 black-and-white photographs are of above-average quality. This is a detailed and readable biography, but not so objective as Judith Bentley's eminently fair Fidel Castro (Messner, 1991), written for a similar audience. --Pat Katka, San Diego Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531130278
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Series:
Impact Biographies Ser.
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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