Search Results: "Ruy Castro"


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RIO DE JANEIRO by Ruy Castro
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Fantastically successful travel propaganda."
An achingly seductive love letter to Brazil's most famous city. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"A book of great importance to anyone interested in contemporary history and current events."
El Comandante reveals himself to be a bit of a tree-hugger, a bit of a dreamer and a bit of a loner. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"Communist issue''), nor did he have access to the Cuban or the Soviet archives; but this is a careful, well-constructed, well- argued, and essential source."
A thorough and well-documented analysis by Paterson (History/U of Connecticut) of how Castro came to power in Cuba and why the United States failed to stop him. Read full book review >

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FIDEL CASTRO by Warren Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Well-placed b&w photos with informative captions; chronology; notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
A well-balanced account of the Cuban leader's life and career, with a generous amount of background information and convincing explanations of Castro's several changes of image- -idealistic student revolutionary, romantic bandit chief, leader of the nonaligned nations, grizzled autocrat. Read full book review >

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FIDEL CASTRO by Robert E. Quirk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"A balanced, well-written, and definitive examination of the long, turbulent, and often unheroic career of the architect of Cuba's revolution. (Photographs)"
In a vivid, fascinating portrait of Cuba's ``Maximum Leader,'' Quirk (The Mexican Revolution and the Catholic Church, 1910-29, 1973, etc.—not reviewed) traces Castro's evolution from marginalized radical to Communist dictator. Read full book review >

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Fidel Castro is Dead by Pradeep Persaud
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"A poignant tale of love and family trapped in a meandering narrative."
A sprawling debut novel with a romance at its heart begins in Guyana before traveling to the United States, Thailand and Canada. Read full book review >

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BATTING AGAINST CASTRO by Jim Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 1996

"A virtuoso collection."
With four fine novels (Kiss of the Wolf, 1994, etc.) to his credit, Shepard seems to be something of a writer's writer—he's rightly admired by critics and his peers, but a wider readership has yet to develop. Read full book review >

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SHE CAME TO THE CASTRO by Mary Wings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"What's really noteworthy about Emma's fourth case (She Came by the Book, 1996, etc.), though, is her tough professionalism on the job, and Wings's success in tying high- level social debates about gay rights into the mystery, right down to the blissful final surprise."
Two new jobs are competing for Emma Victor's attention. Read full book review >

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THE OPTIMISTIC LEFTIST by Ruy Teixeira
NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2017

"A useful political book that makes it hard to understand how Donald Trump could have possibly won the election."
A political analyst offers American liberals a host of reasons to be cheerful. Read full book review >

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Released: July 17, 2012

"Castro's first mystery is fierce and intense, with both harrowing depictions of New Orleans after Katrina and psychological mayhem for its troubled heroine, who crawls under your skin and lingers there long after you've finished reading. A sequel is in the works."
Salvaging lives in post-Katrina New Orleans is no picnic. Read full book review >