Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre

Author: Philip Brenner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742566712

Category: History

Page: 439

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This timely book provides a balanced and deeply knowledgeable introduction to Cuba since Christopher Columbus’s first arrival in 1492. With decades of experience studying and reporting on the island, Philip Brenner and Peter Eisner provide an incisive overview for all readers seeking to go beyond stereotypes in their exploration of Cuba’s politics, economy, and culture. As Cuba and the United States open their doors to each other, Cuba Libre gives travelers, policy makers, businesspeople, students, and those with an interest in world affairs an opportunity to understand Cuba from a Cuban perspective; to appreciate how Cubans’ quest for independence and sovereignty animates their spirit and shapes their worldview and even their identity. In a world ever more closely linked, Cuba Libre provides a compelling model for US citizens and policy makers to empathize with viewpoints far from their own experiences.

Cuba Libre!

Cuba Libre!

Author: Tony Perrottet

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780735218185

Category: History

Page: 384

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The surprising story of Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and the scrappy band of rebel men and women who followed them. Most people are familiar with the basics of the Cuban Revolution of 1956–1959: it was led by two of the twentieth century’s most charismatic figures, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara; it successfully overthrew the island nation’s US–backed dictator; and it quickly went awry under Fidel’s rule. But less is remembered about the amateur nature of the movement or the lives of its players. In this wildly entertaining and meticulously researched account, historian and journalist Tony Perrottet unravels the human drama behind history’s most improbable revolution: a scruffy handful of self-taught revolutionaries—many of them kids just out of college, literature majors, and art students, and including a number of extraordinary women—who defeated 40,000 professional soldiers to overthrow the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Cuba Libre!’s deep dive into the revolution reveals fascinating details: How did Fidel’s highly organized lover Celia Sánchez whip the male guerrillas into shape? Who were the two dozen American volunteers who joined the Cuban rebels? How do you make land mines from condensed milk cans—or, for that matter, cook chorizo à la guerrilla (sausage guerrilla-style)? Cuba Libre! is an absorbing look back at a liberation movement that captured the world's imagination with its spectacular drama, foolhardy bravery, tragedy, and, sometimes, high comedy—and that set the stage for Cold War tensions that pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war.

Cuba Libre?

Cuba Libre?

Author: Gideon Rose

Publisher: Foreign Affairs

ISBN: 9780876096758

Category: Political Science

Page: 321

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Leftist revolutions against right-wing authoritarian regimes in the developing world were not uncommon in the middle decades of the twentieth century, and former Cuban President Fidel Castro’s 26th of July Movement had parallels elsewhere. In the decades since Castro toppled Fulgencio Batista’s regime in 1959, however, most of the rest of the world has moved on—even as the communist regime Castro established has remained in place. And for more than half a century, implacable hostility between revolutionary Cuba and its huge capitalist neighbor to the north has been a constant feature of life in the Americas. At least, until now.

Cuba Libre - Version 2

Cuba Libre - Version 2

Author: James Phillips

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781445263212

Category:

Page: 162

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Two young Cubans fall in love whilst working in a cigar factory in the murdering, corrupt Batista and US Mafia run Cuba of the 1950's. Gradually they are forced with their families to join The Freedom Fighters in The Sierra Madres mountains to fight for survival and freedom in Cuba. Incredibly they fight and overthrow the corrupt Cuban and US Mafia Cuban Government and build a new Cuba for all people.They become doctors in the new Cuba and raise a family at peace.

Cuba Libre--the Defector

Cuba Libre--the Defector

Author: Carlos Rocafort

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595320646

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Cuba Libre, The Defector is a behind the headlines look at a Cuban officer thrown into national fame by a single act of courage. He led an aerial attack against Cuba's former President Batista causing him to flee the country. Batista was secretly waging war against freedom fighters in the Cuban mountains and needed all available medical personnel. Hospitals surrounding Havana suddenly were lacking medical people. Many hospital patients suffered unattended and some died prematurely due to squandered medical supplies and attention. Among the death toll was the young wife of the Cuban officer. Swept up in national pride and desire for justice, the young officer found himself in the middle of an insurrection led by an inexperienced idealist named Fidel Castro. The new regime also held unsavory elements for this justice driven man. Castro had ulterior plans to join forces with the Soviet Union as Communism began to threaten the officer's homeland. Forced to strike a deal, he sides with the United States. The deal would guarantee the United States to acquire the Soviet's most prized possession and the officers' freedom in return.

Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre

Author: Paul J. Dosal

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114415693

Category: History

Page: 184

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As a work intended as concise supplementary reading for undergraduates, in the general pattern of Harlan Davidson’s American and European History Series, Paul Dosal’s Cuba Libre is a smashing success—relating the fascinating history of the island nation in 150 pages of lively narrative—one that will set the tone for the volumes to follow. In its selection of facts and figures and steadily paced storyline, this succinct history of Cuba, from first contact with Europeans to the present, will appeal to students and instructors alike as interesting and informative reading for the Latin American and World History surveys, as well as specialized courses in Cuban history of Latin American-U.S. relations.

Cocktails

Cocktails

Author: Simon Difford

Publisher: diffordsguide

ISBN: 0955627605

Category: Alcoholic beverages

Page: 444

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The 7th edition of a book that is widely regarded by members of the drinks industry as the most complete and authoritative cocktail publication available. It contains 2,250 easy to follow cocktail recipes, each accompanied by a colour photograph. It also includes detailed instructions for beginners, tips for bar professionals, reviews of the top 100 international bars and a history of the cocktail.

Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre

Author: Lloyd Mattson

Publisher: Regina : Clarion Publications

ISBN: IOWA:31858049123767

Category: Cuba

Page: 216

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Cuba Between Empires, 1878-1902

Cuba Between Empires, 1878-1902

Author: Louis A. Pérez

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822971976

Category: History

Page: 490

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Cuban independence arrived formally on May 20, 1902, with the raising of the Cuban flag in Havana - a properly orchestrated and orderly inauguration of the new republic. But something had gone awry. Republican reality fell far short of the separatist ideal. In an unusually powerful book that will appeal to the general reader as well as to the specialist, Louis A. Perez, Jr., recounts the story of the critical years when Cuba won its independence from Spain only to fall in the American orbit. The last quarter of the nineteenth century found Cuba enmeshed in a complicated colonial environment, tied to the declining Spanish empire yet economically dependent on the newly ascendant United States. Rebellion against Spain had involved two generations of Cubans in major but fruitless wars. By careful examination of the social and economic changes occurring in Cuba, and of the political content of the separatist movement, the author argues that the successful insurrection of 1895-98 was not simply the last of the New World rebellions against European colonialism. It was the first of a genre that would become increasingly familiar in the twentieth century: a guerrilla war of national liberation aspiring to the transformation of society. The third player in the drama was the United States. For almost a century, the United States had pursuedthe acquistion of Cuba. Stepping in when Spain was defeated, the Americans occupied Cuba ostensibly to prepare it for independence but instead deliberately created institutions that restored the social hierarchy and guaranteed political and economic dependence. It was not the last time the U.S. intervention would thwart the Cuban revolutionary impulse.