In this up-to-date reconstruction of Castro's life story, Volker Skierka provides an account of the economic, social and political history of Cuba since Castro's childhood. It draws on a number of little known sources, including material from archives of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) which were until recently inaccessible. The author succeeds in creating an exciting, painstakingly researched account of the contradictions in the life and work of Castro.

Fidel Castro: A Biography 2006, Polity Press

ISBN-13: 9780745640815

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Fidel Castro: A Biography 2004, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745630069