Castro to release first volume of memoirs in August

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Havana (Cuba), July 28 (ANI): Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has announced plans to release the first volume of his memoirs. he Strategic Victory, which tells the story of how a few hundred revolutionaries under Castro's command defeated the Cuban army in 1958, will be published in August, The Telegraph reports.

He told Cuban website cubadebate.cu that the book will include photographs, maps and plans of the guerilla war against the dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Castro, 83, said that he started writing the memoirs after he fell ill in 2006 and handed power to his brother Raul. The book took several months to complete, he said.

The book will include a short autobiography in which the former president details his childhood and describes how he became a guerrilla fighter.

Castro, who turns 84 next month, has made seven public appearances in recent weeks, including three televised speeches. (ANI)

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