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A sprawling account of the various, creative, often bizarre, yet incredibly disturbing attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro.

Full Synopsis
Fabián Escalante, the founder of the Cuban intelligence services, and head of the Cuban State Security Department, provides a clear-eyed first-person account of his experiences defending Fidel Castro from the extraordinary attempts to take his life. From lethal poisons to plastic explosives to bazookas, Escalante introduces and describes an array of assassination plots and historical figures and depicts the ensuing cat-and-mouse game in the midst of the Cold War.

Written in the style of a political thriller yet based on real events, 634 Ways to Kill Fidel Castro is a well-researched and documented series of vignettes put together by multiple investigations in Cuba and the experiences of the author, who participated in several of them. Filled with harrowing stories of deceitful FBI tactics as well as undercover attempts to give Fidel poison laced cigars, Escalante takes the listener from DC to New York, Miami to Havana, and uncovers the intricate conspiracy to kill Fidel Castro.

634 Ways to Kill Fidel Castro is filled to the brim with historical details on the CIA, Cuba, the communist movement, US government officials, and Fidel himself. Escalante's firsthand account provides evidence of the lengths to which the CIA went through to assassinate Fidel Castro and the determined efforts to protect him and what he stood for.

634 Ways to Kill Fidel

Author Fabian Escalante

Narrated by Timothy Andrés Pabon

Publication date Feb 22, 2022

Running time 8 hrs 9 min

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