Scott Sherman: Castro in the New York Times
5 July 2007
Show More The Man Who Invented Fidel: Castro, Cuba, and Herbert L. Matthews of the ‘New York Times’ by Anthony DePalma.
PublicAffairs, 308 pp., £15.99, September 2006, 1 58648 332 3Show More
“... in an ivory tower because he had embarrassed the Times years ago in Cuba.’ When he died in 1977, he was a ghost in his own country, but an iconic figure in Cuba. In The Man Who Invented Fidel, Anthony DePalma notes that Castro, in the 1960s, had offered to grant him Cuban citizenship: ‘What a splendid Cuban Herbert Matthews would make,’ a Cuban publication proclaimed, ‘so upright and so just ...”