6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Red Heat skilfully conveys the idea of "American Empire" - and that the CIA (rather than any President) directed US foreign policy throughout the 1960s. The writes in a style which fuses narrative, argument and humour.
The synopsis below may intimate that there is a lot that's packed into this book - but believe it or not there's even more.
Castro and Kennedy dominate the stage (with the former perhaps being portrayed in a more heroic light than the latter), yet the supporting cast of Che Guevara, Robert Kennedy and Krushchev also prove engaging, human and flawed.
Although a well researched and equally well written history book one finds oneself asking how much has changed -… Read more