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Old 02-16-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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Fidel Castro's memoirs

Fidel Castro launched his 1000-page book about his life. I wonder when we will see it as an e-book.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012...memoirs-havana
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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There is no way I'd ever spend money on that.
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1000 pages, and it only covers his life to 1958? Sounds tedious.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:57 AM   #4
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I guess that it will be an interesting reading as well as Che Guevara's but the 1000 pages are quite a lot.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:58 AM   #5
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Yes, I'd certainly be interested in reading this.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:00 PM   #6
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As I thought, it isn't a new one. http://www.amazon.com/Fidel-Castro-L.../dp/1416553282
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Thanks - I've just ordered it from Amazon UK.
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #9
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I'm interested in reading it, but it's out of my price range. I'll check my library and if that fails, I'll put it on my wishlist.

Sidenote - I'm always fascinated by the way people review biographical works. Only a few of the reviews gave me an indication of whether or not it was well-written and readable, and I believe none of the bad reviews were actually about the book.
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Sidenote - I'm always fascinated by the way people review biographical works. Only a few of the reviews gave me an indication of whether or not it was well-written and readable, and I believe none of the bad reviews were actually about the book.
That is a major problem with review regardless of items reviewed. Too often you have to search through so much crap that isn't about the actual product.
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The book shown on the Amazon link seems to be a different book than the one referenced in the Guardian article. 736 pages vs. 1000, one volume instead of two, and a different title.

I agree, the one on Amazon sounds interesting.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:27 PM   #12
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I actually mentioned that "it is not the only one or a new one". Fidel Castro has many autobiographies.
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A thousand pages would equal about one of his speeches.
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A thousand pages would equal about one of his speeches.
That's the thing about dictators--they need a good editor, but everyone's afraid to tell them what to cut.
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Unrelated to the topic, I also find this very interesting. I read 10% of it.

http://www.amazon.com/Che-Guevara-Re...A2L4MGAWRMK2KM
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