Item description for Castro's Cuba, Cuba's Fidel by Lee Lockwood...
Based on interviews conducted between 1958 and 1966, the book covers a wide range of topics, including aid to other revolutions, relations with the United States and the Soviet Union, and individual freedom in a Communist society.
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Studio: Resource Publications (OR)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.64" Width: 5.82" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.16 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2003
Publisher Resource Publications (OR)
ISBN 159244279X ISBN13 9781592442799
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Castro's Cuba, Cuba's Fidel Dec 8, 2004
I am currently studying photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I am also currently enrolled in a class on the Cuban Revolution.
Published originally in 1967, Castro's Cuba, Cuba's Fidel contains one of the major interviews with Fidel Castro to date. Lee Lockwood, American photojournalist and author, found himself by good fortune in Cuba on January 1, 1959, the day Castro's revolution took power. Over the course of the next decade he made several trips to Cuba. He befriended Korda, Castro's official photographer, and was able to gain access to communicate with Castro. A seven-day interview with Castro took place in August of 1965. This comprises three chapters in the book. Castro's intentions for the development of the island are discussed, as well as his thoughts on matters as extreme as U.S.-Soviet relations to matters as simple as Castro's love for baseball. The author states that the book is intended simply as an introduction to Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution. For the most part, he maintains this course throughout the book. It serves more as direct commentary for Castro's intent, his actions and the results of his actions than as an introduction to the historical background of the revolution. The photography, interspersed throughout the book, serves as a visual counterpart to Castro's words.
I would recommend this book if you are looking for a chance to get inside Fidel Castro's head and counter popular opinion.