From the Inside Flap
"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.
About the Author
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.