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Publisher Comments:

Events in Fidel Castros island nation often command international attention and just as often inspire controversy. Impassioned debate over situations as diverse as the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Elián Gonzáles affair is characteristic not only of modern times but of centuries of Cuban history. In this concise and up-to-date book, British journalist Richard Gott casts a fresh eye on the history of the Caribbean island from its pre-Columbian origins to the present day. He provides a European perspective on a country that is perhaps too frequently seen solely from the American point of view.

The author emphasizes such little-known aspects of Cubas history as its tradition of racism and violence, its black rebellions, the survival of its Indian peoples, and the lasting influence of Spain. The book also offers an original look at aspects of the Revolution, including Castros relationship with the Soviet Union, military exploits in Africa, and his attempts to promote revolution in Latin America and among American blacks. In a concluding section, Gott tells the extraordinary story of the Revolutions survival in the post-Soviet years.

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In this acute and profoundly engaged exploration of Cuban history, British journalist Richard Gott illuminates the island's entire revolutionary past, from pre-Columbian times to the present. He emphasizes little-known aspects of Cuba's early centuries and provides an extraordinary account of Castro's regime, its lonely survival in the post-Soviet years, and its expected future.

About the Author

RICHARD GOTT, a British journalist and historian with many years' experience in Latin America, first visited Cuba in 1963 and has reported from the island many times since.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300111149
Author:
Gott, Richard
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Cuba
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - Cuba
Subject:
Cuba History.
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 illus.
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.7 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In this acute and profoundly engaged exploration of Cuban history, British journalist Richard Gott illuminates the island's entire revolutionary past, from pre-Columbian times to the present. He emphasizes little-known aspects of Cuba's early centuries and provides an extraordinary account of Castro's regime, its lonely survival in the post-Soviet years, and its expected future.
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