Creating a dual portrait from historical sources in Cuba, Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Russia, and from interviews he conducted during several lengthy stays in Cuba, University of London lecturer Simon Reid-Henry shines new light on two of the 20th century's leading revolutionary figures. What began as an association of convenience for Fidel Castro and Che Guevara led to a powerful, mutual reshaping of their political visions, argues Reid-Henry. Ironically, their jointly conceived vision of revolution in Cuba and abroad would ultimately force them to choose between their friendship and their beliefs.
"Reid-Henry brings back the danger and intense emotions of that revolutionary period.... It reads like adventure fiction."—Independent (London)