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Fidel Castro

Head of State (13-Aug-1926 — 25-Nov-2016)


Philip W. Bonsal. Cuba, Castro and the United States. University of Pittsburgh PRess. 1971.

Tomás Borge (editor). Face to Face with Fidel Castro: A Conversation with Tomás Borge. Ocean Press. 1993. 181pp.

Peter G. Bourne. Fidel: A Biography of Fidel Castro. Dodd, Mead. 1986. 332pp.

William B. Breuer. Vendetta! Fidel Castro and the Kennedy Brothers. John Wiley and Sons. 1997. 278pp.

Julie Marie Bunck. Fidel Castro and the Quest for a Revolutionary Culture in Cuba. Penn State Press. 1994. 237pp.

Fidel Castro; with Ignacio Ramonet. Translated by Andrew Hurley. Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography. Simon and Schuster. 2008. 723pp.

Leycester Coltman. The Real Fidel Castro. Yale University Press. 2003. 335pp.

Anthony DePalma. The Man Who Invented Fidel: Cuba, Castro, and Herbert L. Matthews of The New York Times. PublicAffairs. 2006. 308pp.

Jules Dubois. Fidel Castro: Rebel: Liberator or Dictator?. Bobbs-Merrill. 1959. 391pp.

Susan Eva Eckstein. Back from the Future: Cuba Under Castro. Princeton University Press. 1994. 308pp.

Roberto Luque Escalona. Translated by Manuel A. Tellechea. The Tiger and the Children: Fidel Castro and the Judgment of History. Transaction Publishers. 1992. 212pp. Translation of Fidel, el juicio de la historia.

Humberto Fontova. Fidel: Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant. Regnery Publishing. 2005. 229pp.

George Galloway. Fidel Castro Handbook. M Q Publications. 2006. 429pp.

John Gerassi. Fidel Castro: A Biography. Doubleday. 1973. 137pp.

Georgie Anne Geyer. Guerrilla Prince: The Untold Story of Fidel Castro. Andrews McMeel Publishing. 2002. 496pp. Updated edition.

Edward Gonzalez. Cuba Under Castro: The Limits of Charisma. Houghton Mifflin. 1974. 241pp.

Servando Gonzalez. The Secret Fidel Castro: Deconstructing the Symbol. InteliBooks. 2001. 491pp.

Maurice Halperin. The Rise and Decline of Fidel Castro: An Essay in Contemporary History. University of California Press. 1972. 380pp.

Maurice Halperin. The Taming of Fidel Castro. University of California Press. 1981. 345pp. Continuation of Rise and Decline.

Brian Latell. After Fidel: The Inside Story of Castro's Regime and Cuba's Next Leader. Palgrave Macmillan. 2005. 273pp.

Sheldon B. Liss. Fidel! Castro's Political and Social Thought. Westview Press. 1994. 246pp.

Manuel Urrutia Lleó. Fidel Castro & Company, Inc.: Communist Tyranny in Cuba. Praeger. 1964. 217pp.

Jay Mallin. Covering Castro: Rise and Decline of Cuba's Communist Dictator. Transaction Publishers. 1994. 201pp.

Lionel Martin. The Early Fidel: Roots of Castro's Communism. Lyle Stuart. 1978. 272pp.

Herbert Lionel Matthews. Fidel Castro. Simon and Schuster. 1969. 382pp.

Mario Mencia. The Fertile Prison: Fidel Castro in Batista's Jails. Ocean Press. 1993. 250pp.

Carlos Alberto Montaner. Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution: Age, Position, Character, Destiny, Personality, and Ambition. Transaction Publishers. 2007. 255pp.

Thomas G. Paterson. Contesting Castro: The United States and the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Oxford University Press. 1994. 352pp.

Donald E. Rice. The Rhetorical Uses of the Authorizing Figure: Fidel Castro and José Martí. Praeger. 1992. 163pp.

Volker Skierka. Translated by Patrick Camiller. Fidel Castro: A Biography. Blackwell Publishing. 2004. 440pp.

Julia Sweig. Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground. Harvard University Press. 2002. 254pp.

Tad Szulc. Fidel: A Critical Portrait. HarperCollins. 2000. 704pp.


  1. Playboy Interview: Fidel Castro
    by Jeffrey M. Elliott; Mervyn M. Dymally. Playboy, Aug-1985.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. New York Times Obituary [link]

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.132)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.128)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.274)

  11. Current Biography, 1970 Yearbook (pp.71-74)

  12. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.270)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.95)

  14. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.60)

  15. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.74)

  16. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.85)

  17. Legends in Their Own Time (p.45)

  18. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.110)

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