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Vendetta!: Fidel Castro and the Kennedy Brothers

by William B. Breuer

1960. As the Cold War reaches its height, so does postwar prosperity, and the American people celebrate their optimism by electing as president the young, charismatic John F. Kennedy. Just 90 miles from the...

United States-Cuban Relations: A Critical History

by Esteban Morales Dominguez & Gary Prevost

United States-Cuban Relations breaks new ground in its treatment of this long and tumultuous relationship by arguing that U.S. policy toward the island is not driven primarily by the political position of the...

Cuba in War Time

by Richard Harding Davis

In 1896, before the start of the Spanish-American War, newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, owner of the New York Journal, sent star reporter Richard Harding Davis and acclaimed illustrator Frederic Remington...

The Dominican Republic and the Beginning of a Revolutionary Cycle in the Spanish Caribbean: 1861-1898

by Luis Álvarez-López

In this book, Álvarez-López details the history of revolution in the Dominican Republic, an infant independent nation struggling to preserve its political independence from Haiti and from the expansionist...

Our Woman in Havana

by Vicki Huddleston & Carlos Gutierrez

Our Woman in Havana chronicles the past several decades of US-Cuba relations from the bird?s-eye view of State Department veteran and longtime Cuba hand Vicki Huddleston, our top diplomat in Havana under Presidents...

Mulata Nation

by Alison Fraunhar

Repeatedly and powerfully throughout Cuban history, the mulata, a woman of mixed racial identity, features prominently in Cuban visual and performative culture. Tracing the figure, Alison Fraunhar looks at the...

Fidel Castro and Baseball

by Peter C. Bjarkman

Few political figures of the modern age have been so vilified as Fidel Castro, and both the vilification and worship generated by the Cuban leader have combined to distort the true image of Castro. The baseball...


by Enrique Fernandez


In the sprawling Cortadito, Enrique Fernández explores Cuban cuisine through memories of growing up on the pre-revolutionary island.  In his sensual journey through...

Youth and the Cuban Revolution

by Anne Luke

Youth and the Cuban Revolution: Youth Culture and Politics in 1960s Cuba is a new history of the first decade of the Cuban Revolution, exploring how youth came to play such an important role in the 1960s on...

Beyond Cuban Waters

by Paul Ryer

Twenty-first century Cuba is a cultural stew. Tommy Hilfiger and socialism. Nike products and poverty in Africa. The New York Yankees and the meaning of "blackness." The quest for American consumer goods and...

A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Freedom

by Desi Sanchez

Author Desi Sanchez, a native of Cuba, was twenty-two years old when the Bay of Pigs incident took place there in 1961. He had made the decision to side against Fidel Castro long before the confrontation and...

Our Rightful Share

by Aline Helg

In Our Rightful Share, Aline Helg examines the issue of race in Cuban society, politics, and ideology during the island's transition from a Spanish colony to an independent state. She challenges Cuba's well-established...

The Occupation of Havana

by Elena A. Schneider

In 1762, British forces mobilized more than 230 ships and 26,000 soldiers, sailors, and enslaved Africans to attack Havana, one of the wealthiest and most populous ports in the Americas. They met fierce resistance....


by Henry B. Lovejoy

This Atlantic world history centers on the life of Juan Nepomuceno Prieto (c. 1773–c. 1835), a member of the West African Yoruba people enslaved and taken to Havana during the era of the Atlantic slave trade....

Dark Beyond Darkness

by James G. Blight & janet M. Lang

In Dark Beyond Darkness, James Blight and janet Lang, among the world’s foremost authorities on the Cuban missile crisis, synthesize the findings from their thirty-year project on the most dangerous moment...

Latin American Identities After 1980

by Gordana Yovanovich & Amy Huras

Latin American Identities After 1980 takes an interdisciplinary approach to Latin American social and cultural identities. With broad regional coverage, and an emphasis on Canadian perspectives, it focuses...

Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959: A Critical Assessment

by Samuel Farber

The Cuban Revolution's most informed and insightful historian critically assesses -- from the left -- its impact and legacy.

Netherlands Antilles

by Dean Stephen

Netherlands Antilles. The People, History and Cultural differences, Tourism. Despite the fact that these six islands have been and continue to be politically tied to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, each island...

Cuba in War Time

by Richard Harding Davis & Frederic Remington

Before the start of the Spanish-American War, newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst sent star reporter Richard Harding Davis and acclaimed illustrator Frederic Remington to Cuba to cover the simmering rebellion....

Fidel Castro and His Communist Marxist Government - Biography 5th Grade | Children's Biography Books

by Dissected Lives

What good will reading about Fidel Castro and his Communist Marxist Government do? It will create a solid foundation that will help in the deep understanding of Fidel’s government. The purpose of biography...