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Paperback The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics Book

ISBN: 0822331977

ISBN13: 9780822331971

The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics

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Cuba is often perceived in starkly black and white terms--either as the site of one of Latin America's most successful revolutions or as the bastion of the world's last communist regime. The Cuba Reader multiplies perspectives on the nation many times over, presenting more than one hundred selections about Cuba's history, culture, and politics. Beginning with the first written account of the island, penned by Christopher Columbus in 1492, the selections...

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LIKE A TIME MACHINE

I couldn't put the book down. Perhaps because I miss my country so much. The book is so accurate I actually traveled back in time. I totally recommend this read especially to those whose nostalgia for the old country continues to glow. Andrew J. Rodriguez Award-winning author: "Adios, Havana," a Memoir

Cuban Documentary History...

This is the best documentary history of Cuba printed recently. It has not only documents, but also pictures, songs, etc. As Cuba is a controversial subject, the authors give broad swath of documents to present Cuban history.

A True Picture of Cuban History

I have always been interested in Cuba, but I have tended to focus on the Health System there and have learned very little about Cuba before Castro and the revolution. This book gives an overall picture of Cuba as it developed through the years from all different perspectives, both positive and negative. Even though the different sections are simply short excerpts from different works, the editors have been able to put everything together in order to show all different aspects of Cuba and its history.
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