Fidel Castro's Cuba. 2nd Edition

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  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 9

Fidel Castro, one of the world’s most controversial leaders, rose to power in Cuba, a large island nation only 90 miles off the coast of Florida. A brilliant and charismatic leader, Castro defied all odds when he led a successful effort to depose the corrupt Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in the late-1950s. Soon after, Castro began to reshape Cuba into a communist state while allying himself with the United States’ Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union. His belligerence toward the United States has led to a decades-long U.S. embargo of Cuba, the effect of which has left Cuba in desperate poverty. Over the decades, Castro has ruled Cuba with an iron fist, controlling the media, courts, and legislature, while allowing no open opposition to his rule and imprisoning dissidents. At the same time, his reforms of Cuba’s health care and educational systems have provided common citizens with access they had not experienced under previous regimes. In Fidel Castro’s Cuba, learn more about this complex and compelling man who is a hero to some and a villain to others.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-0354-3
$57.32 $42.99
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS YAN038130, YAN006070, YAN025060
Dewey 972.9106'4
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Primary source quotations/images, Source notes, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: Rita J. Markel