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Best Cuba Books You Should Read

Looking for the best Cuba books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Lonely Planet Cuba (Travel Guide) (2017)

 Best Cuba Books You Should Read#1 best-selling guide to Cuba* is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk through Havana’s cobbled streets and evoke the ghosts of mega-rich sugar barons and sabre-rattling buccaneers; stay in a private homestay where you can quickly uncover the nuances of everyday Cuban life; and hop on your bike and hit the quintessentially rural Cuba in Valle de Vinales; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cuba and begin your journey now! our most comprehensive guide to Cuba, is perfect for both exploring top sights and…
Author(s): Lonely Planet , Brendan Sainsbury , et al.

2. When We Left Cuba (2019)

 Best Cuba Books You Should ReadBeautiful. Daring. Deadly. The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez—her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro’s inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz is consumed by her quest for revenge and her desire to reclaim the life she lost. As the Cold War swells like a hurricane over the shores of the Florida Strait, Beatriz is caught between the clash of Cuban American politics and the perils of a forbidden affair with a powerful man driven by ambitions of his own. When the ever-changing…
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton

3. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Cuba (2019)

 Best Cuba Books You Should ReadExplore Cuba, the famous Caribbean island, and stop by Old Havana, visit museums, and eat authentic moros y cristianos.From top restaurants, bars, and clubs to standout scenic sites and walks, our insider tips are sure to make your trip outstanding. Whether you’re looking for unique and interesting shops and markets, or seeking the best venues for music and nightlife, we have entertainment and hotel recommendations for every budget covered in our Eyewitness Travel Guide.Discover .   • Detailed itineraries and “don’t-miss” destination highlights at a glance….
Author(s): DK Eyewitness

4. Cuba: A Captivating Guide to the History of Cuba and Havana, The Cuban Revolution and Fidel Castro (2019)

 Best Cuba Books You Should ReadThe themes of the history of Cuba are as vast as they are inspiring. Cuba has stared death in the face throughout its rocky history, and most of the time it has gazed into the eyes of death and smiled.Over and over, oppressors have attempted to seize this island and its riches for their own selfish purposes. And over and over, revolutions have risen up to conquer in an attempt to return Cuba to its people.The story of Cuba is a tale of courage and sacrifice, of horrific oppression and inspiring vision. It is a story about exploitation and hope, about a tiny island that rose to…
Author(s): Captivating History

5. Cuba’s Intervention in Venezuela: A Strategic Occupation with Global Implications (2019)

 Best Cuba Books You Should ReadThis in-depth and comprehensive investigation describes how “revolutionary” Cuba essentially occupied Venezuela not through a large military force in-situ but asymmetrically, by placing assets strategically to command Venezuela’ security forces, economy, information, communications, and society in general. It explores the evolution of a long-held plan that led to a radical political alliance and regional integration project and the establishment of an international criminal network. Finally, it explains how the much smaller, poorer, and underdeveloped Cuba pulled…
Author(s): Maria C Werlau, Neo Club Ediciones

6. Moon Cuba (Travel Guide) (2018)

 Best Cuba Books You Should ReadIsland-hopping around the Caribbean? Try Moon Aruba or Moon Jamaica….
Author(s): Christopher P. Baker

7. Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2016)

 Best Cuba Books You Should ReadEver 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 waves of Cuban immigration and Castro’s larger-than-life persona. Cubans are now a major ethnic group in Florida, and the exile community is so powerful that every American president has curried favor with it. But what do most Americans really know about Cuba itself? In this third edition of the widely hailed Cuba: What Everyone Needs to…
Author(s): Julia E. Sweig

8. The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers) (2019)

 Best Cuba Books You Should ReadTracking Cuban history from 1492 to the present, The Cuba Reader includes more than one hundred selections that present myriad perspectives on Cuba's history, culture, and politics. The volume foregrounds the experience of Cubans from all walks of life, including slaves, prostitutes, doctors, activists, and historians. Combining songs, poetry, fiction, journalism, political speeches, and many other types of documents, this revised and updated second edition of The Cuba Reader contains over twenty new selections that explore the changes and continuities in Cuba since Fidel…
Author(s): Aviva Chomsky, Barry Carr, et al.

9. Cuba – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (2016)

 Best Cuba Books You Should ReadCuba is a land of contradictions that is easy to enjoy but difficult for first-time visitors to decipher. The largest island in the Caribbean, it is a tropical paradise that Christopher Columbus called “the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen.” It is famous for the romantic charm of its crumbling colonial cities, the beauty of its white sand beaches, and its irresistible Afro-Cuban dance beats. But it is also a land of shortages and tight government control, which has been in a sixty-year political standoff with its superpower neighbor, the USA. The homegrown…
Author(s): Russell Maddicks, Culture Smart!

10. The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers) (2004)

 Best Cuba Books You Should ReadCuba 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 assembled here track Cuban history from the colonial period through the ascendancy of Fidel Castro to the present.The Cuba…
Author(s): Aviva Chomsky , Barry Carr, et al.

11. Lonely Planet Pocket Havana (Travel Guide) (2017)

 Best Cuba Books You Should ReadLonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take in the dramatic sweep of the Malecon, observe Havana’s mosaic of art deco and colonial baroque architecture, and explore the rehabilitated Habana Vieja; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Havana and begin your journey now! a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can’t-miss experiences to maximize a quick…
Author(s): Lonely Planet, Brendan Sainsbury

12. Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution (2009)

 Best Cuba Books You Should ReadTo 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 dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket—owned Havana’s biggest luxury hotels and casinos, launching an unprecedented tourism boom complete with the most lavish entertainment, top-drawer celebrities, gorgeous women, and gambling galore. But Mob dreams collided with those of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and others who would lead an…
Author(s): T. J. English

13. Lonely Planet Cuba (Travel Guide) (2015)

 Best Cuba Books You Should Read#1 best-selling guide to Cuba * is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take a drive along Havana’s Malecon, soak up the live music scene, make yourself at home in a casa particular all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cuba and begin your journey now! our most comprehensive guide to Cuba, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Brendan Sainsbury and Luke Waterson Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading…
Author(s): Lonely Planet , Brendan Sainsbury , et al.

14. Cuba 15 (Readers Circle) (2005)

 Best Cuba Books You Should Readlearns about her Cuban heritage.   Violet Paz has just turned fifteen, a pivotal birthday in the eyes of her Cuban grandmother. Fifteen is the age when a girl enters womanhood, traditionally celebrating the occasion with a quinceañero.   But while Violet is half Cuban, she’s also half Polish, and more importantly, she feels 100% American. Except for her zany family’s passion for playing dominoes, smoking cigars, and dancing to Latin music, Violet knows little about Cuban culture, nada about quinces, and only tidbits about the history of…
Author(s): Nancy Osa

15. Cuba, Adios: A Young Man’s Journey to Freedom (2014)

 Best Cuba Books You Should ReadDEFINING FREEDOM IN EXILE Between 1960 and 1962 more than 14,000 Cuban children escaped Fidel Castro’s communist regime as part of an airlift known as Operación Pedro Pan. LORENZO PABLO MARTÍNEZ was one of these children. In CUBA, ADIÓS: A Young Man’s Journey to Freedom, Martínez vividly recounts his participation in a program that bridged two different cultures and achieved great political significance over the years. At eighteen, he forfeits a music scholarship to Prague to accept an unknown future of exile in America without knowing the language, money to pursue an education, or family to help. Plagued by…
Author(s): Lorenzo Pablo Martinez

Best Cuba Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some cuba books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

North of Havana: The Untold Story of Dirty Politics, Secret Diplomacy, and the Trial of the Cuban Five

Author(s): Martin Garbus
Publisher: The New Press, Year: 4 Jun 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2446291

Changing Cuba-U.S. Relations: Implications For CARICOM States

Author(s): Jacqueline Laguardia Martinez, Georgina Chami, Annita Montoute, Debbie A. Mohammed
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2398868

Cuba, From Fidel to Raúl and Beyond

Author(s): Vegard Bye
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408746

The Cubans: Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Times

Author(s): Anthony DePalma
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2527244

Celia Sánchez Manduley: The Life and Legacy of a Cuban Revolutionary (Envisioning Cuba)

Author(s): Tiffany A. Sippial
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press, Year: 2020, Size: 12 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2544343

Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana (Studies in Legal History)

Author(s): Alejandro de la Fuente, Ariela J. Gross
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2556345

Lonely Planet Cuba

Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications, Year: 2020, Size: 121 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2626523

Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis

Author(s): Martin J. Sherwin
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Year: 2020, Size: 47 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2783886

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly record-breakers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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