Fidel Castro Reader


Fidel Castro Reader: v. 1
Edited by David Deutschmann and
Deborah Shnookal
2008, Ocean Press
526 pages

OCEAN PRESS is at its best when it publishes books about the Cuban experience that can act as a scholarly resource. The Fidel Castro Reader may be the best yet, condensing five decades of the former Cuban leader’s often rambling speeches into a well-edited and translated collection that will be of value for researchers as Cuba undergoes further transformations. This book contains the reflections of this historic figure from the pre-revolutionary era to the present day and includes a valuable chronology and photographs. While clearly published to coincide with the end of Castro’s leadership, a careful reading may allow the more discerning reader to trace the trajectory of his successors. – GO’T