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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.

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.
Author(s): Chanel Cleeton

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.
Author(s): DK Eyewitness

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.
Author(s): Captivating History

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.
Author(s): Maria C Werlau, Neo Club Ediciones

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

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.
Author(s): Julia E. Sweig

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.
Author(s): Aviva Chomsky, Barry Carr, et al.

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.
Author(s): Russell Maddicks, Culture Smart!

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.
Author(s): Aviva Chomsky , Barry Carr, et al.

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.
Author(s): Lonely Planet, Brendan Sainsbury

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.
Author(s): T. J. English

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!
Author(s): Lonely Planet , Brendan Sainsbury , et al.

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.
Author(s): Nancy Osa

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.
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 Library 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
ID: 2446291, Publisher: The New Press, Year: 4 Jun 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Format: epub

Cuban Memory Wars

Author(s): Michael J. Bustamante
ID: 2912054, Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press, Year: 2021, Size: 7 Mb, Format: epub

Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Author(s): Serhii Plokhy
ID: 2956604, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Year: 2021, Size: 15 Mb, Format: epub

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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