Richard Gott is a former Latin America correspondent and features editor for the Guardian. A specialist in Latin American affairs, his books include Guerrilla Movements in Latin America, The Appeasers with Martin Gilbert, Land Without Evil, Hugo Chavez and Cuba: A New History. He is currently an honorary research fellow at the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of London.
"A welcome, even necessary, corrective." - Stephen Howe, Independent; "A pungent and provocative book ... a rich compendium of revolt." - Gavin Bowd, Scotland on Sunday.