The Real Fidel Castro

Author(s): 
Coltman, Leycester
ISBN: 
0300107609
Date published: 
February 2005
Paperback
Price: 
£10.99
Pages: 
352

Fifty years after the Cuban revolution, this timely book, the most intimate and dispassionate biography of Fidel Castro to date, offers a fresh assessment of the revolutionary leader. Written by the British ambassador to Cuba in the early 1990s, it chronicles the events of Castro’s extraordinary life and explores the contradiction between the private character and the public reputation.

The late Sir Leycester Coltman was head of the Latin American Department of the British Foreign Office in the late 1980s and was British Ambassador to Cuba from 1991-94.