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"Cubas own Elvis"thats what Dan Rather calls him. Funny name for a man who has threatened the United States with nuclear war, who has made common cause with Islamic terrorists against the United States, and whose people risk death to escape him. But theres a lot that Hollywood liberals and other Fidel Castro admirers would rather you didnt know about the dictator of Cubalike how he imprisoned more people as a percentage of population than Hitler or Stalin; how Fidels firing squads killed thousands of Cubans; how Fidels subjects would rather inject themselves with AIDS than live under his tyranny. Drawing on a wealth of researchincluding interviews with former Castro regime officials, anti-Castro freedom fighters, and Castros political prisonersacclaimed author Humberto Fontova reveals the ugly face of the Castro regime. Along the way, he punctures some of the egregious myths about Cuba: · The Motorcycle Bore: The real Che Guevaranot the rebel rock star of T-shirt fame, but a battlefield incompetent, a puritan-Stalinist bore, and the man who sent thousands of innocent Cubans to the firing squads · Communist Economics 101: How Castro took Cuba from being a First World economy that had to turn away European emigrants to a country that even impoverished Haitians wont emigrate to, with among the highest suicide and abortion rates in the world · The Saddam Hussein Next Door: How Castro has not only had nuclear weapons (and wanted to launch them) but has plotted massive terrorist outrages against the United States · Fidel the anti-black racist and unrepentant Communistand his long list of useful idiots: from Jesse Jackson to Oliver Stone, George McGovern to Ted Turner, Bill Clinton to Steven Spielberg, to Katie Couric and many others · The Lefts favorite racism: against conservative Cuban-Americans
Fidel: Hollywoods Favorite Tyrant is a stunning exposé of the real Fidel Castro and of the hypocrisy, ignorance, and inexcusable appeasement that makes his liberal admirers notorious.
Cuban-born Humberto Fontova came to the United States when he was six years old and grew up in New Orleans. He is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and has an masters degree in Latin American studies from Tulane University. His critically acclaimed true-life adventure books are The Helldivers Rodeo (a Publishers Weekly "Book of the Week") and The Hellpig Hunt. Fontova writes and comments frequently on Latin American affairs for both English- and Spanish-language media. He lives in New Orleans with his family.
Humberto Fontova's book is a good summary of what everyone knows about Fidel Castro: (1) El Comandante was a dictator; (2) he defied the US, and he became a client state of the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Vahe Demirjian
Very poor citations written by one who obviously had much hatred towards Castro which leads to a biased documentary. Read morePublished 6 months ago by martin dwyer
The author is a Cuban American who resides in New Orleans. He examines why the liberal establishment has come to venerate both Fidel, Raul,and Che, when in reality they murdered... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kevin M Quigg
As A Cuban American, I am so pained when I see someone who obviously hasn't got a clue, wear a Che t-shirt, or speaks about how wonderful Cuba's healthcare or literacy rate it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mayra
This work depicts properly the nature of the Cuban dictator and the many shortcomings of his Hollywood's following. Informing and interesting.Published 16 months ago by Hugo J. Byrne
Mr. Fontova is doing us all a favor with his take on the Cuban tragedy. I highly recommend his works.
Just one example: Steven Spielberg stating that the best eight hours of his life were those spent with Fidel Castro. Read morePublished on May 20, 2013 by Armando P. Merino
It was about time a book like this was written when this came out in 2005. Humberto Fontova strips away the lies we have been told by the mainstream media and universities about... Read morePublished on October 8, 2012 by Gary Selikow
The book was extremely interesting. I learned so much about the communist revolution in Cuba and how we(the US)under Kennedy sold out the Cuban people who had a vibrant country... Read morePublished on March 11, 2012 by Dwight M. Anderson