Castro's Secrets: The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine

Author:   Brian Latell
Publisher:   Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:  

9780230621237


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   24 May 2012
Format:   Hardback
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Castro's Secrets: The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine


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In this riveting Cold War history, highly acclaimed author Brian Latell offers us a new and surprising look at Fidel Castro. Latell draws his narrative on personal interviews with high level defectors from Cuba's intelligence, many of whom have not spoken out for over nearly five decades. The result is a vivid and revelatory account that revises our understanding of how Fidel operated, what his goals were, and how he imagined the future for his tiny island nation. Latell takes us from from the crimes Fidel allegedly committed as a youth in the anti-Battista movement, to how quickly he built up an intelligence system that rivaled the Soviet Union's KGB and Britain's M15 in effectiveness, and how that translated into a feud with JFK's administration and the CIA, and the ultimate confrontation during the Cuban Missile Crises that brought the world to the brink of a nuclear holocaust.

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Author:   Brian Latell
Publisher:   Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Dimensions:   Width: 16.10cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 24.20cm
Weight:   0.463kg
ISBN:  

9780230621237


ISBN 10:   0230621236
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   24 May 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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<p> One of America's foremost Cuba analysts. - George J. Tenet, former director, Central Intelligence Agency<p> Few Americans understand Cuba - past, present, and future - better than Brian Latell. - Evan Thomas, Newsweek Magazine , New York Times bestselling author of Robert Kennedy: His Life


'One of America's foremost Cuba analysts.' - George J. Tenet, former director, Central Intelligence Agency 'Few Americans understand Cuba - past, present, and future - better than Brian Latell.' - Evan Thomas, Newsweek Magazine, New York Times bestselling author of Robert Kennedy: His Life


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BRIAN LATELL has tracked Castro for the CIA since the 1960s. He is the recognized authority in Cuban-American history with regular appearances on NBC News, as well as CNN and NPR. His articles have appeared in The Miami Herald and Time. Currently, he is a senior research associate at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami, USA. Latell is the author of After Fidel. He lives in Key Biscayne, Florida.

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