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Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause

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A unique history of Cuba, captured in the life and times of the famous rum dynasty

The Bacardis of Cuba, builders of a rum distillery and a worldwide brand, came of age with their nation and helped define what it meant to be Cuban. Across five generations, the Bacardi family has held fast to its Cuban identity, even in exile from the country for whose freedom they once fought. Now National Public Radio correspondent Tom Gjelten tells the dramatic story of one family, its business, and its nation, a 150-year tale with the sweep and power of an epic.

The Bacardi clan--patriots and bon vivants, entrepreneurs and intellectuals--provided an example of business and civic leadership in its homeland for nearly a century. From the fight for Cuban independence from Spain in the 1860s to the rise of Fidel Castro and beyond, there is no chapter in Cuban history in which the Bacardis have not played a role. In chronicling the saga of this remarkable family and the company that bears its name, Tom Gjelten describes the intersection of business and power, family and politics, community and exile.

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This unique history of Cuba is captured in the life and times of the famous rum dynasty. In chronicling the saga of the Bacardi family, Gjelten describes the intersection of business and power, family and politics, community and exile. b&w photo inserts.

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In this widely hailed book, NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten fuses the story of the Bacardi family and their famous rum business with Cuba's tumultuous experience over the last 150 years to produce a deeply entertaining historical narrative. The company Facundo Bacardi launched in Cuba in 1862 brought worldwide fame to the island, and in the decades that followed his Bacardi descendants participated in every aspect of Cuban life. With his intimate account of their struggles and adventures across five generations, Gjelten brings to life the larger story of Cuba's fight for freedom, its tortured relationship with America, the rise of Fidel Castro, and the violent division of the Cuban nation.

About the Author

Tom Gjelten is a veteran correspondent for NPR on international issues and a regular panelist on the PBS program Washington Week. He is the author of Sarajevo Daily: A City and Its Newspaper Under Siege.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143116325
Author:
Gjelten, Tom
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Gjelten, Tom
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - Cuba
Subject:
Infrastructure
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two 16-page b/w photo inserts on insert
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9 x 6.12 x 1.02 in 1.06 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This unique history of Cuba is captured in the life and times of the famous rum dynasty. In chronicling the saga of the Bacardi family, Gjelten describes the intersection of business and power, family and politics, community and exile. b&w photo inserts.
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In this widely hailed book, NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten fuses the story of the Bacardi family and their famous rum business with Cuba's tumultuous experience over the last 150 years to produce a deeply entertaining historical narrative. The company Facundo Bacardi launched in Cuba in 1862 brought worldwide fame to the island, and in the decades that followed his Bacardi descendants participated in every aspect of Cuban life. With his intimate account of their struggles and adventures across five generations, Gjelten brings to life the larger story of Cuba's fight for freedom, its tortured relationship with America, the rise of Fidel Castro, and the violent division of the Cuban nation.
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