The Selling of Fidel Castro: The Media and the Cuban Revolution

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The Selling of Fidel Castro: The Media and the Cuban Revolution

Edited by William E. Ratliff
Transaction Books, 1987
193 pp. $19.95
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Six essays explore the curiosities of media fascination with Fidel Castro, a phenomenon the authors believe is accounted for in part by the fact that "Castro has an instinctive talent for personal and media manipulation." A useful preface forms a backdrop, putting Cuban realities into accurate perspective, so that they contrast all the more strangely with the sometimes mythic media treatment.

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