Cuba: A New History

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Yale University Press
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5.04 X 7.84 X 1.08 inches | 0.67 pounds
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About the Author

Richard Gott, a British journalist and historian with many years' experience in Latin America, first visited Cuba in 1963 and has reported from the island many times since. He is the author of the classic work on post-Castro revolutionary movements, Guerrilla Movements in Latin America, and most recently of In the Shadow of the Liberator: Hugo Chavez and the Transformation of Venezuela.


"This is an accessible and well researched account by Gott."--Richard Lapper, Financial Times

"Written with verve and scholarship, Cuba: A New History isthe best history yet of this beautiful West Indian Island."--Ian Thomson, Saturday Telegraph

"Richard Gott's invaluable Cuba: A New History dispelsmany convenient myths."--Adam Feinstein, The Guardian

"An excellent addition to Hugh Thomas's classic Cuba and other more recent histories, this book is highly recommended for public and academic libraries."--Library Journal

"This delightfully written, nicely illustrated book makes a significant contribution to the burgeoning literature on the Cuban revolution. Eight expertly crafted chapters and a short epilogue trace the fascinating, complex history of Cuba from its settlement by the Spanish in the early 16th century to the present. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice

"Gott is always an interesting, well-informed, and engaging writer."--Foreign Affairs

"Told with simplicity and a fresh synthesis. . . . A wonderful account combining powerful journalistic skills and insightful scholarship."--Eliseo Cardona, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"The author should be commended for writing a balanced view of the often politically charged history of Cuba. This work will be of interest to those with limited knowledge of the island and its people who desire an introduction to its rich past. . . . Suitable for use in undergraduate courses."--William Van Norman, The Historian
Chosen as an "Outstanding" academic title in 2006 by Choice Magazine