Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary

Author:   Timothy Andres Pabon ,  Jonathan M Hansen
Publisher:   Tantor Audio
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9781665208475


Publication Date:   18 June 2019
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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. 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:   Timothy Andres Pabon ,  Jonathan M Hansen
Publisher:   Tantor Audio
Imprint:   Tantor Audio
ISBN:  

9781665208475


ISBN 10:   1665208473
Publication Date:   18 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Timothy Andres Pabon is an English- and Spanish-speaking voice-over artist who has worked extensively in advertising and audiobook narration. He has had acting roles on House of Cards and has also been a costar on HBO's acclaimed series The Wire opposite country music legend Steve Earl. As a stage actor, he has worked off-Broadway at the June Havoc Theatre, and his regional credits include Center Stage, the Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, the Hippodrome, Olney Theatre, Rep Stage, and GALA Hispanic Theatre. 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.

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