Ann Louise Bardach offers a spellbinding chronicle of the Havana-Washington political showdown, drawing on nearly two decades of reporting and countless interviews with everyone from the Comandante himself, his co-ruler and brother Raúl, and other family members, to ordinary Cubans as well as officials and politicos in Miami, Havana, and Washington. The result is an unforgettable dual portrait of Fidel and Raúl Castro -- arguably the most successful and enduring political brother team in history.
Since 1959, Fidel Castro has been the supreme leader of Cuba, deftly checkmating his foes, both from within and abroad; confronting eleven American presidents; and outfoxing dozens of assassination attempts, vanquished only by collapsing health.
As night descends on Castro's extraordinary fifty-year reign, Miami, Havana, and Washington are abuzz with anxious questions: What led to the lightning-bolt purge of key Cuban officials in March 2009? Who will be Raúl's heir? Will the U.S. embargo end now?
Bardach offers profound and surprising answers to these questions as she meticulously chronicles Castro's protracted farewell and assesses his transformative impact on the world stage and the complex legacy that will long outlive him. She reports from three distinct vantage points: In Miami, where more than one million Cubans have fled, she interviews scores of exiles including Castro's would-be assassins Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles; in Washington, DC, she reports on the Obama administration's struggle to formulate a post-Castro strategy; in Havanah she permeates the bubble around the fiercely private and officially retired Castro to ascertain the extent of his undisclosed medical condition.
Bardach delivers a compelling meditation on one of the most controversial, combative, and charismatic rulers in history. Without Fidel includes never-before-published reporting on Castro, his family, and his half-century grip on the largest country in the Caribbean while assessing how his departure will forever transform politics and policy in the Western Hemisphere -- and the world.
Famous to many Americans for her cover stories and media appearances, Ann Louise Bardach has been covering Cuba for a decade. She’s talked to the crooks, spooks and politicians who have made history, and to their hired assassins and confidants. Based on exclusive interviews with Fidel Castro, his sister Juanita, his former brother-in-law Rafael Díaz-Balart, the family of Elián González, the friends and family of the legendary American fugitive Robert Vesco, the intrepid terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, and the inner circles of Jeb Bush and the late exile leader Jorge Mas Canosa, Cuba Confidential exposes the hardball take-no-prisoners tactics of the Cuban exile leadership, and its manipulation and exploitation by ten American presidents.
Bardach homes in on Fidel Castro and his cronies, taking us closer than we’ve ever been—and on the militant exiles who have devoted their lives, with CIA connivance, to trying to eliminate him. From Calle Ocho to Juan Miguel González’s kitchen table in Cárdenas, from Guantánamo Bay to Union City to Washington, D.C., Ann Louise Bardach serves up an unforgettable portrait of Cuba and its exiles.
Sin Fidel es un recuento fascinante y esclarecedor sobre el último capítulo de la vida de Fidel Castro.
Un libro que explora cuáles serán las consecuencias después de su muerte, sus enemigos y su estéril guerra de más de cincuenta años para derrocarlo, así como la sucesión meticulosamente planeada y el temprano reinado de su hermano Raúl.
En este libro, la autora ofrece una crónica deslumbrante sobre la confrontación política entre Washington y La Habana, a partir de casi dos décadas de ejercer el periodismo a profundidad y de incontables entrevistas con los protagonistas, donde figuran tanto el comandante mismo, su hermano Raúl y otros miembros dela familia, como cubanos de a pie y oficiales y políticos en Miami, La Habana y Washington.
El resultado es un doble retrato inolvidable de Fidel y Raúl Castro: sin lugar a dudas la mancuerna política más exitosa y duradera de la historia. La autora nos regala una radiografía sin parangón sobre uno de los gobernantes más controvertidos, combativos y carismáticos de la historia.
Sin Fidel incluye material inédito sobre Castro, su familia y su medio siglo de dictadura en el país más grande del Caribe, a la vez que nos concientiza sobre la forma en que su adiós definitivo transformará para siempre el escenario político y social no sólo del hemisferio occidental sino del mundo entero.