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Cuba: A History

3.09  ·  Rating Details ·  35 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Competitively priced, this book is the perfect companion to the more than thirty travel guides on Cuba available today.

Beginning with the pre-Hispanic period, moving on to Cuba's struggle to maintain the revolution in the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union, and finally ending with Fidel Castro's decision to step down in 2008, this slim volume provides the rea
Paperback, 120 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Ocean Press (first published 2010)
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May 21, 2012 Amy rated it liked it
I liked this book because it was short--it covered a lot of territory in 108 pages. There were parts where it was difficult to follow because it was too brief, but overall I think it did a good job of painting Cuban political history in broad strokes.

Both authors have been faculty at the University of Havana.
Luis Sánchez
Feb 04, 2012 Luis Sánchez rated it really liked it
Un muy buen resumen de la historia de Cuba, desde sus orígenes prehispánicos hasta sus más actuales retos. Recomendable para informarse, sin grandes pretensiones en el detalle, de la lucha de este gran país y su papel en el concierto de naciones.
Mar 06, 2013 Sonny rated it really liked it
This book is a great CliffsNotes for the much more complex history of Cuba. Perfect accompaniment for the long ride back from Cayo Coco to Havana or any place you have a single stretch to consume this.
Jan 16, 2014 Mathew rated it really liked it
It was fine, not overly in depth but that was obvious when I bought it. I was glad to get such a longstanding history of Cuba, it was helpful for me in trying to understand their past.

Aug 25, 2015 Florin rated it did not like it
Thinly veiled Communist propaganda. Didn't know the commrades are still at it. Viva la revolución!
Sep 23, 2012 Ljubica rated it really liked it
Shelves: travel
Good primer for anyone interested in Cuba's history. Great supplement to online research as well.
Mar 16, 2013 Shannon rated it really liked it
Pocket-sized and concise. Summarizes Cuban history from first contact to present day.
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Jan 07, 2017 Marianne Markkanen rated it really liked it
Just got back from trip to Cuba I liked the short concise overview of Cuban history. I esp liked the overview of Fidel and the Revolution.
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Shelves: История
Краткая официальная история Кубы. Основной вопрос кубинской истории: почему мы не 51-й штат США?
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