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Cuba (2ND 12 Edition)
Cuba (2ND 12 Edition)
by Julia Sweig
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Ever since Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba in 1959, Americans have obsessed about the nation ninety miles south of the Florida Keys. America's fixation on the tropical socialist republic has only grown over the years, fueled in part by successive... (read more)

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The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba
The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba
by Julia Cooke
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Julia Cooke's fascinating The Other Side of Paradise is a sobering read, but it is also deeply sympathetic and remarkably apolitical. Cooke offers detailed portraits of everyday lives, as well as of her own experiences living in Havana, and allows the... (read more)

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Listen, Yankee: Why Cuba Matters
Listen, Yankee: Why Cuba Matters
by Tom Hayden
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Author of the famed Port Huron Statement, TOM HAYDEN was a leader in the student, antiwar, and civil rights protests in the 1960s. He took up the environmental cause in the 1970s, leading campaigns to shut down nuclear power plants and serving as... (read more)

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Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana (Contemporary Cuba)
Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana (Contemporary Cuba)
by Marc Frank
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andldquo;Considerably deeper than much of the work on the subject. It takes on the challenge of describing whatandrsquo;s in a black box with energy and candor.andrdquo;andmdash;VisitCuba.com and#160; andldquo;The most informative, accurate, insightful,... (read more)

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The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey
by Ernesto Che Guevara
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and#160; The book of the popular movie STARRING GAEL GARCIA BERNAL NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and#160; The young Che Guevaraandrsquo;s lively and highly entertaining travel diary, now a popular movie and a New York Times bestseller. This new... (read more)

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Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground
Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground
by Peter Moruzzi
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Through vintage and contemporary photographs, brochures, postcards, and artifacts evocative of time and place, Havana Before Castro tells the story of the city that was the most popular exotic destination for Americans during the forty years between... (read more)

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Cuba, the Media, and the Challenge of Impartiality
Cuba, the Media, and the Challenge of Impartiality
by Salim Lamrani
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In this concise and detailed work, Salim Lamrani addresses questions of media concentration and corporate bias by examining a perennially controversial topic: Cuba. Lamrani argues that the tiny island nation is forced to contend not only with economic... (read more)

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Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana (Contemporary Cuba)
Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana (Contemporary Cuba)
by Marc Frank
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andldquo;Considerably deeper than much of the work on the subject. It takes on the challenge of describing whatandrsquo;s in a black box with energy and candor.andrdquo;andmdash;VisitCuba.com and#160; andldquo;The most informative, accurate, insightful,... (read more)

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Cuba a New History
Cuba a New History
by Richard Gott
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Events in Fidel Castroand#8217;s 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 Eliand#225;n Gonzand#225;les affair is... (read more)

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Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba.and Then Lost It to the Revolution
Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba.and Then Lost It to the Revolution
by T J English
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To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was the greatest hope for the future of American organized crime in the post-Prohibition years. In the 1950s, the Mob—with the corrupt, repressive government of brutal Cuban... (read more)

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Che's Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image (Vintage Originals)
Che's Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image (Vintage Originals)
by Michael Casey
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In 1960, Cuban photographer Alberto Korda captured fabled revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara in what has become history's most reproduced photo. Now Michael Casey tells the remarkable story of this image, detailing its evolution from a... (read more)

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Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
by Carlos Eire
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National Book Award-winning memoir of exile from a tangerine-colored paradise: “Eire has done a splendid job….Masterfully written, bursting with wonderful details and images and populated by characters so well described that they seem to be... (read more)

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Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
by Carlos Eire
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In 1962, at the age of eleven, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Cuba, his parents left behind. His life until then is the subject of "Waiting for Snow in Havana, " a wry, heartbreaking, intoxicatingly beautiful memoir of growing up... (read more)

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Reyita: The Life of a Black Cuban Woman in the Twentieth Century
Reyita: The Life of a Black Cuban Woman in the Twentieth Century
by Mari Castillo Bueno
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María de los Reyes Castillo Bueno (1902–1997), a black woman known as “Reyita,” recounts her life in Cuba over the span of ninety years. Reyita’s voice is at once dignified, warm, defiant, strong, poetic, principled, and... (read more)

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Jose Marti's "Our America": From National to Hemispheric Cultural Studies (New Americanists)
Jose Marti's "Our America": From National to Hemispheric Cultural Studies (New Americanists)
by Jeffrey Belnap
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Considerable attention has been given to Cuban poet, essayist, and activist José Martí’s 1891 essay “Nuestra América,” but relatively little has been paid to the rest of the journalistic work that Martí... (read more)

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La Belle Creole: The Cuban Countess Who Captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris
La Belle Creole: The Cuban Countess Who Captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris
by Garc
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The adventurous woman nicknamed La Belle Créole is brought to life in this book through the full use of her memoirs, contemporary accounts, and her intimate letters. The fascinating María de las Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo, also... (read more)

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Guerrilla Warfare
Guerrilla Warfare
by Che Guevara
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This indispensable book includes three of Che Guevaras most influential essays describing his tactical philosophy of fighting a guerrilla war in Latin America. Guerrilla Warfare, written in 1960, outlines Guevaras doctrine for guerrilla fighters... (read more)

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The Motorcycle Diaries: A Journey Around South America
The Motorcycle Diaries: A Journey Around South America
by Ernesto Guevara
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In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on an ancient Norton motorbike. The journey lasted six months and took them thousands of miles, all the way from Argentina to Venezuela. En route, there was disasters and... (read more)

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Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War (Che Guevara Publishing Project)
Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War (Che Guevara Publishing Project)
by Ernesto Che Guevara
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This highly readable and often entertaining account of the Cuban revolution features descriptions of Che's first meeting with Fidel in Mexico; the mythical moment when Che had to choose between a knapsack of medicine and another of ammunition; and the... (read more)

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Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution
Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution
by Alm Guillermoprieto
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A vivid and mesmerizing memoir of the six months the author spent in Cuba in 1970, a time when she began to develop her own fervent political conscience.Alma Guillermoprieto—an award–winning journalist and arguably our most clear-eyed... (read more)

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