Six essays explore the curiosities of media fascination with Fidel Castro, a phenomenon the authors believe is accounted for in part by the fact that Castro has an instinctive talent for personal and media manipulation. A useful preface forms a backdrop, putting Cuban realities into accurate perspective, so that they contrast all the more strangely with the sometimes mythic media treatment.
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30 January 1987
A / AS level
Preface, 1: The New York Times and the Cuban Revolution, 2: The World According to Granma, 3: The Press in Cuba, 1952-1960: Autocratic and Totalitarian Censorship, 4: Covering Cuba, 5: Fidel Castro and the United States Press, 6: Castro's Fickle Friends: The Verdict of the European Press on the Cuban Revolution, About the Contributors