As a regular user of the audiobook format, I am always on the lookout for good titles. I think I have found a good one in Latell's account of where Cuba is going in the fading days of Castro's revolution for the following reasons: A. The subject material is extremely relevant in terms of what has happened with Castro's handing over of power to Raul; B. Latell offers some startling new evidence gleened from one of the most comprehensive sources in the world: the CIA archives in Langley; C. The professional reader doing the recording has a very clear and easy-to-follow voice; D. Latell builds a very interesting profile of various members of the Castro clan as they played a role in the running of the country; E. Lots of interesting tidbits in this account that will make you both laugh and reflect. As a young person, I grew up in that era where Castro was threatening to bring his brand of popular revolution to the poor and dispossessed of the earth. Latell does a great job in sorting out the fact from the fiction and providing a fairly balanced review of a very influential and charismatic leader in very tumultuous times.
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