Jonathan M. Hansen - Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary — in conversation with Philip Brenner

Upcoming Event
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Hansen, the first American historian in a generation to be granted access to the Castro archives in Havana, details the early experiences and influences that turned the son of a successful planter and a servant into the familiar, cigar-chomping revolutionary. Drawing on extensive interviews with Castro’s family and friends as well as on newly available documents, Hansen, senior lecturer at Harvard and the author of Guantánamo and The Lost Promise of Patriotism, shows how Castro absorbed his father’s ambition, toughness, and defiance of class, but also gives us glimpses of a young man in love. He further complicates received images by documenting Castro’s skepticism of communism and his admiration of FDR’s New Deal policies—even as he remained hostile to American imperialism. Hansen will be in conversation with Philip Brenner, professor at American University’s School of International Service.

 

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781476732473
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 18th, 2019