Castro: A Graphic Novel by Reinhard Kleist

By Reinhard Kleist

As the USA strikes towards normalizing family with Cuba, this gripping, bright photo novel unearths existence and instances of Fidel Castro, one of many 20th century's such a lot fascinating, charismatic, and divisive figures. The e-book is narrated via a German journalist named Karl Mertens, who's plunged into the searing warmth of pre-revolutionary Cuba within the mid-1950s. He first meets with Castro whereas the latter is hiding within the mountains, then follows him throughout the dramatic revolution and his ascent to the presidency that, regardless of the Bay of Pigs disagreement and years of overseas alternate blockades, lasts for almost fifty years. We additionally witness his involvement in bloody skirmishes, failed missions, and brutal crackdowns, in addition to his interactions with and on behalf of the Cuban humans, which show as a lot approximately his fallible human characteristics as they do his legend.

Castro is the paintings of acclaimed German picture novelist Reinhardt Kleist; it was once first released in English by means of home made Hero for the British industry, and is now being made to be had within the usa for the 1st time. Bristling with power and alive with the spirit of Cuba, Castro has a lot to provide in regards to the advanced politics of 1 of the main enduring and arguable figures in smooth history.

Reinhardt Kleist is the writer of fourteen books, together with others to be had in English: The Boxer and Johnny money: I See a Darkness. His many awards comprise the BZ Cultural Award for striking cultural success from the town of Berlin.

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