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A Splendid Little War

by Derek Robinson MacLehose Press (May 06, 2014)

The war to end all wars, people said in 1918. Not for long. By 1919, White Russians were fighting Bolshevik Reds for control of their country, and Winston Churchill (then Secretary of State for War) wanted to...

Vendetta!: Fidel Castro and the Kennedy Brothers

by William B. Breuer Wiley (April 21, 2008)

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 Lexington Books (March 07, 2008)

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...

The Brilliant Disaster

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

by Luis Álvarez-López UPA (July 29, 2009)

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...

Havana Dreams

by Wendy Gimbel & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 1999)

This is the fascinating true story of four generations of Cuban women whose personal lives are woven with the story of their nation. At its center is Naty, a socialite born in 1925, who becomes intoxicated with...

An American Quilt

by Rachel May & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2018)

When we think of slavery, most of us think of the American South. We think of back-breaking fieldwork on plantations. We don't think of slavery in the North, nor do we think of the grueling labor of urban and...

October Fury

by Peter A. Huchthausen & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (September 02, 2014)

Drama on the high seas as the world holds its breath

It was the most spectacular display of brinkmanshipin the Cold War era. In October 1962, President Kennedy risked inciting anuclear war to prevent the Soviet...


by Joseph Stromberg, Harry Reasoner, Wendy McElroy & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (January 03, 2006)

This island was once a clearing house for importing slaves into the New World. It later became one of the world’s few remaining bastions of Marxism, proclaiming socio-economic equality. In both forms, Cuba...

Our Woman in Havana

by Vicki Huddleston & Carlos Gutierrez Abrams Press (March 12, 2018)

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...

Hemingway's Havana

by Robert Wheeler & América Fuentes Skyhorse (March 20, 2018)

Ernest Hemingway lived in Cuba for more than two decades, longer than anywhere else. He bought a home—naming it the Finca Vigia—with his third wife, Martha Gellhorn and wrote his masterpiece The Old Man...

Young Castro

by Jonathan M. Hansen Simon & Schuster (June 18, 2019)

An intimate, revisionist portrait of the early years of Fidel Castro, showing how an unlikely young Cuban led his country in revolution and transfixed the world.

This book will change how you think about Fidel...

Fidel Castro and Baseball

by Peter C. Bjarkman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 07, 2018)

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 Mango (November 15, 2018)


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

The Americano

by Aran Shetterly Algonquin Books (June 24, 2013)

"Why do I fight here in this land so foreign to my own? Why did I come here far from my home and family?…Is it because I seek adventure? No…I am here because I believe that the most important thing for free...

Youth and the Cuban Revolution

by Anne Luke Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

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 Vanderbilt University Press (July 10, 2018)

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...

Our Rightful Share

by Aline Helg The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

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 Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press (October 29, 2018)

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 The University of North Carolina Press (November 14, 2018)

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 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2017)

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...

Netherlands Antilles

by Dean Stephen Global Print Digital (October 14, 2017)

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 Dover Publications (October 26, 2016)

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 Dissected Lives (June 15, 2017)

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...

Sugar and Railroads

by Oscar Zanetti & Alejandro Garcia The University of North Carolina Press (October 06, 2017)

Though Cuba was among the first countries in the world to utilize rail transport, the history of its railroads has been little studied. This English translation of the prize-winning Caminos para el azucar traces...

Cuba Libre: A 500-Year Quest for Independence

by Philip Brenner & Peter Eisner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 31, 2017)

This timely book provides a balanced, deeply knowledgeable introduction to Cuba since 1492. Tracing the island’s history over five hundred years, the authors provide an incisive overview for all readers interested...

Cuban Revolution in America

by Teishan A. Latner The University of North Carolina Press (January 11, 2018)

When a popular revolution prevailed on America's doorstep in 1959, it provoked the wrath of the American political establishment but fueled intense interest within the multiracial American Left. In this groundbreaking...

Back Channel to Cuba

by William M. LeoGrande & Peter Kornbluh The University of North Carolina Press (September 14, 2015)

History is being made in U.S.-Cuban relations. Now in paperback and updated to tell the real story behind the stunning December 17, 2014, announcement by President Obama and President Castro of their move to...

The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered

by Samuel Farber The University of North Carolina Press (September 06, 2007)

Analyzing the crucial period of the Cuban Revolution from 1959 to 1961, Samuel Farber challenges dominant scholarly and popular views of the revolution's sources, shape, and historical trajectory. Unlike many...

Cuba in the American Imagination

by Louis A. Pérez Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (August 15, 2008)

For more than two hundred years, Americans have imagined and described Cuba and its relationship to the United States by conjuring up a variety of striking images--Cuba as a woman, a neighbor, a ripe fruit,...

Chinese Cubans

by Kathleen M. López The University of North Carolina Press (June 10, 2013)

In the mid-nineteenth century, Cuba's infamous "coolie" trade brought well over 100,000 Chinese indentured laborers to its shores. Though subjected to abominable conditions, they were followed during subsequent...

War and Genocide in Cuba, 1895-1898

by John Lawrence Tone The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

From 1895 to 1898, Cuban insurgents fought to free their homeland from Spanish rule. Though often overshadowed by the "Splendid Little War" of the Americans in 1898, according to John Tone, the longer Spanish-Cuban...

Prostitution, Modernity, and the Making of the Cuban Republic, 1840-1920

by Tiffany A. Sippial The University of North Carolina Press (November 11, 2013)

Between 1840 and 1920, Cuba abolished slavery, fought two wars of independence, and was occupied by the United States before finally becoming an independent republic. Tiffany A. Sippial argues that during this...

Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobile

by Richard Schweid The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2009)

Vintage U.S.-made cars on the streets of Havana provide a common representation of Cuba. Journalist Richard Schweid, who traveled throughout the island to research the story of motor vehicles in Cuba today and...

Governing Spirits

by Reinaldo L. Román The University of North Carolina Press (November 30, 2009)

Freedom of religion did not come easily to Cuba or Puerto Rico. Only after the arrival of American troops during the Spanish-American War were non-Catholics permitted to practice their religions openly and to...

On Becoming Cuban

by Louis A. Pérez Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

With this masterful work, Louis A. Perez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the...

To Die in Cuba

by Louis A. Pérez Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2012)

For much of the nineteenth century and all of the twentieth, the per capita rate of suicide in Cuba was the highest in Latin America and among the highest in the world--a condition made all the more extraordinary...

The War of 1898

by Louis A. Pérez Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

A century after the Cuban war for independence was fought, Louis Perez examines the meaning of the war of 1898 as represented in one hundred years of American historical writing. Offering both a critique of...

The Louis A. Pérez Jr. Cuba Trilogy, Omnibus E-book

by Louis A. Pérez Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2012)

Louis A. Perez Jr. is one of the most influential historians of Cuba. Available for the first time as an Omnibus Ebook edition, this three-volume set brings together three of Perez's most acclaimed works on...

The Structure of Cuban History

by Louis A. Pérez Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (September 16, 2013)

In this expansive and contemplative history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. argues that the country's memory of the past served to transform its unfinished nineteenth-century liberation project into a twentieth-century...

Writing to Cuba

by Rodrigo Lazo The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

In the mid-nineteenth century, some of Cuba's most influential writers settled in U.S. cities and published a variety of newspapers, pamphlets, and books. Collaborating with military movements known as filibusters,...

A Cultural History of Cuba during the U.S. Occupation, 1898-1902

by Marial Iglesias Utset The University of North Carolina Press (May 30, 2011)

In this cultural history of Cuba during the United States' brief but influential occupation from 1898 to 1902--a key transitional period following the Spanish-American War--Marial Iglesias Utset sheds light...

Forging Diaspora

by Frank Andre Guridy The University of North Carolina Press (May 15, 2010)

Cuba's geographic proximity to the United States and its centrality to U.S. imperial designs following the War of 1898 led to the creation of a unique relationship between Afro-descended populations in the two...

The Myth of José Martí

by Lillian Guerra The University of North Carolina Press (March 13, 2006)

Focusing on a period of history rocked by four armed movements, Lillian Guerra traces the origins of Cubans' struggles to determine the meaning of their identity and the character of the state, from Cuba's last...

Cuba and the Tempest

by Eduardo González The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

In a unique analysis of Cuban literature inside and outside the country's borders, Eduardo Gonzalez looks closely at the work of three of the most important contemporary Cuban authors to write in the post-1959...

Piero Gleijeses' International History of the Cold War in Southern Africa, Omnibus E-Book

by Piero Gleijeses The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2013)

This Omnibus E-Book brings together Piero Gleijeses's two landmark books for the first time:

Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

During the final fifteen...

Visions of Freedom

by Piero Gleijeses The University of North Carolina Press (November 04, 2013)

During the final fifteen years of the Cold War, southern Africa underwent a period of upheaval, with dramatic twists and turns in relations between the superpowers. Americans, Cubans, Soviets, and Africans fought...

Voices of the Enslaved in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

by Gloria García Rodríguez The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2011)

Putting the voices of the enslaved front and center, Gloria Garcia Rodriguez's study presents a compelling overview of African slavery in Cuba and its relationship to the plantation system that was the economic...

Blurred Borders

by Jorge Duany The University of North Carolina Press (September 12, 2011)

In this comprehensive comparative study, Jorge Duany explores how migrants to the United States from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico maintain multiple ties to their countries of origin.


Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Century

by Alejandro de la Fuente The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2011)

Havana in the 1550s was a small coastal village with a very limited population that was vulnerable to attack. By 1610, however, under Spanish rule it had become one of the best-fortified port cities in the world...