The Double Life of Fidel Castro by Juan Reinaldo Sánchez audiobook

The Double Life of Fidel Castro: My 17 Years as Personal Bodyguard to El Lider Maximo

By Juan Reinaldo Sánchez  with Axel Gyldén
Translated by Catherine Spencer
Read by Timothy Andrés Pabon

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7.63 Hours Unabridged
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In The Double Life of Fidel Castro, one of Castro's soldiers of 17 years breaks his silence and shares his memoir of years of service, and eventual imprisonment and torture for displeasing the notorious dictator, and his dramatic escape from Cuba. Responsible for protecting the Lider maximo for two decades, Juan Reinaldo Sanchez was party to his secret life–because everything around Castro was hidden. From the ghost town in which guerrillas from several continents were trained, to his immense personal fortune—including a huge property portfolio, a secret paradise island, and seizure of public money—as well as his relationship with his family and his nine children from five different partners. Sanchez's tell-all exposé reveals countless state secrets and the many sides of the Cuban monarch: genius war leader in Nicaragua and Angola, paranoid autocrat at home, master spy, Machiavellian diplomat, and accomplice to drug traffickers. This extraordinary testimony makes us re-examine everything we thought we knew about the Cuban story and Fidel Castro Ruz.

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In The Double Life of Fidel Castro, one of Castro's soldiers of 17 years breaks his silence and shares his memoir of years of service, and eventual imprisonment and torture for displeasing the notorious dictator, and his dramatic escape from Cuba.

Responsible for protecting the Lider maximo for two decades, Juan Reinaldo Sanchez was party to his secret life–because everything around Castro was hidden. From the ghost town in which guerrillas from several continents were trained, to his immense personal fortune—including a huge property portfolio, a secret paradise island, and seizure of public money—as well as his relationship with his family and his nine children from five different partners.

Sanchez's tell-all exposé reveals countless state secrets and the many sides of the Cuban monarch: genius war leader in Nicaragua and Angola, paranoid autocrat at home, master spy, Machiavellian diplomat, and accomplice to drug traffickers. This extraordinary testimony makes us re-examine everything we thought we knew about the Cuban story and Fidel Castro Ruz.

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Author Bio: Juan Reinaldo Sánchez

Author Bio: Juan Reinaldo Sánchez

Juan Reinaldo Sanchez (1949–2015) was Fidel Castro’s personal bodyguard for seventeen years before being imprisoned in 1994 for the crime of wanting to retire early. He left Cuba in 2008 after ten unsuccessful bids to escape. He wrote The Double Life of Fidel Castro with Axel Gyldén, star French reporter at L’Express.

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Author Bio: Axel Gyldén

Author Bio: Axel Gyldén

Axel Gyldén is a senior reporter to the French renowned newsmagazine L’Express. Based in Paris, he has been covering Latin american affairs since 1995. He also covers and writes about other parts of the world: Europe, Russia, Africa.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English