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The Resource The double life of Fidel Castro : my 17 years as personal bodyguard to El Líder Máximo, Juan Reinaldo Sánchez with Axel Gyldén ; translation by Catherine Spencer

The double life of Fidel Castro : my 17 years as personal bodyguard to El Líder Máximo, Juan Reinaldo Sánchez with Axel Gyldén ; translation by Catherine Spencer

Label
The double life of Fidel Castro : my 17 years as personal bodyguard to El Líder Máximo
Title
The double life of Fidel Castro
Title remainder
my 17 years as personal bodyguard to El Líder Máximo
Statement of responsibility
Juan Reinaldo Sánchez with Axel Gyldén ; translation by Catherine Spencer
Title variation
  • My 17 years as personal bodyguard to El Lider Maximo
  • My seventeen years as personal bodyguard to El Lider Maximo
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In The Double Life of Fidel Castro, one of Castro's soldiers of 17 years breaks his silence and shares his memoir of years of service, and eventual imprisonment and torture for displeasing the notorious dictator, and his dramatic escape from Cuba. Responsible for protecting the Lider maximo for two decades, Juan Reinaldo Sánchez was party to his secret life - because everything around Castro was hidden. From the ghost town in which guerrillas from several continents were trained, to his immense personal fortune - including a huge property portfolio, a secret paradise island, and seizure of public money - as well as his relationship with his family and his nine children from five different partners. Sanchez's tell-all expose reveals countless state secrets and the many sides of the Cuban monarch: genius war leader in Nicaragua and Angola, paranoid autocrat at home, master spy, Machiavellian diplomat, and accomplice to drug traffickers. This extraordinary testimony makes us re-examine everything we thought we knew about the Cuban story and Fidel Castro Ruz.--Dust Jacket
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Summary
A former member of the innermost circle of the notorious dictator describes Castro's personal life and his huge fortune as well as the horrors and tragedies he witnessed, including his ultimate imprisonment and torture before escaping Cuba
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10433934
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1949-
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Sánchez, Juan Reinaldo
Dewey number
972.91064092
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1788.22.C3
LC item number
S24 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Gyldén, Axel
  • Spencer, Catherine
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True
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  • Sánchez, Juan Reinaldo
  • Castro, Fidel
  • Bodyguards
  • Soldiers
  • Cuba
  • Heads of state
Target audience
adult
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my 17 years as personal bodyguard to El Lider Maximo
Label
The double life of Fidel Castro : my 17 years as personal bodyguard to El Líder Máximo, Juan Reinaldo Sánchez with Axel Gyldén ; translation by Catherine Spencer
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Copyright
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cayo Piedra, the Castros' paradise island -- Juan Sánchez, Fidel's bodyguard -- The Castro dynasty -- The escort: his real family -- Guerrilla fighters of the world, unite -- Nicaragua, Fidel's other revolution -- Fidel in Moscow, Sánchez in Stockholm -- Raúl's clan -- A mania for recording -- The Venezuelan obsession -- Fidel and the tin-pot tyrants -- A king's ransom -- At death's door -- Fidel, Angola, and the art of war -- The Ochoa affair -- Prison and ... Freedom!
Control code
ocn898419061
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781250068767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898419061
Label
The double life of Fidel Castro : my 17 years as personal bodyguard to El Líder Máximo, Juan Reinaldo Sánchez with Axel Gyldén ; translation by Catherine Spencer
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cayo Piedra, the Castros' paradise island -- Juan Sánchez, Fidel's bodyguard -- The Castro dynasty -- The escort: his real family -- Guerrilla fighters of the world, unite -- Nicaragua, Fidel's other revolution -- Fidel in Moscow, Sánchez in Stockholm -- Raúl's clan -- A mania for recording -- The Venezuelan obsession -- Fidel and the tin-pot tyrants -- A king's ransom -- At death's door -- Fidel, Angola, and the art of war -- The Ochoa affair -- Prison and ... Freedom!
Control code
ocn898419061
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781250068767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898419061

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