"From childhood rebellion to international confrontation, Coltman's analysis of this
obstinate and aggressive politician remains clear and impressively impartial." The
Observer; "Coltman has produced a rare commodity - a balanced view of Castro... Very
well-written and easily read." Anthony Daniels, Sunday Telegraph; "One of the most
striking revelations of... Coltman's engrossing study of the Cuban leader is just
how central violence has always been to (Castro's) life... Meticulously researched
and compiled... and fascinating material." Justin Marozzi, Literary Review; "Masterfully
even-handed... and a convincing, nuanced picture. Not just Castro but Cuba and its
revolution swing sharply into focus... A superb portrait."
Austen Ivereigh, The Tablet"
‘[Coltman] has produced a rare commodity – a balanced view of Castro…This book is
very well-written and easily read’
Anthony Daniels, Sunday Telegraph, 19 October 2003