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Cuba beyond the beach

By Karen Dubinsky
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Filtered through the lens of the North American and European media, the Caribbean appears to be a series of idyllic landscapes-sanctuaries designed for sailing, diving, and basking in the sun on endless white sandy beaches. Conservation literature paints a similarly enticing portrait, describing the region as a habitat for endangered coral reefs and their denizens, parrots, butterflies, turtles, snails, and a myriad of plant species. In both versions, the image of the exotic landscape overshadows the rich island cultures that are both linguistically and politically diverse, but trapped in a global economy that offers few options for development. Popular depictions also overlook the reality that the region is fraught with environmental problems, including water and air pollution, solid waste mismanagement, destruction of ecosystems, deforestation, and the transition from agriculture to ranching. Bringing together ten essays by social scientists and activists, Beyond Sun and Sand provides the most comprehensive exploration to date of the range of environmental issues facing the region and the social movements that have developed to deal with them. The authors consider the role that global and regional political economies play in this process and provide valuable insight into Caribbean environmentalism. Many of the essays by prominent Caribbean analysts are made available for the first time in English.

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A history of Atlantic solidarity between Cuba and Africa, in struggle for African independence from colonial powers The Cuban people hold a special place in the hearts of the people of Africa. The Cuban internationalists have made a contribution to African independence, freedom, and justice, unparalleled for its principled and selfless character.’ As Nelson Mandela states, Cuba was a key participant in the struggle for the independence of African countries during the Cold War and the definitive ousting of colonialism from the continent. Beyond the military interventions that played a decisive role in shaping African political history, there were many-sided engagements between the island and the continent. Cuba and Africa, 1959-1994 is the story of tens of thousands of individuals who crossed the Atlantic as doctors, scientists, soldiers, students and artists. Each chapter presents a case study – from Algeria to Angola, from Equatorial Guinea to South Africa – and shows how much of the encounter between Cuba and Africa took place in non-militaristic fields: humanitarian and medical, scientific and educational, cultural and artistic. The historical experience and the legacies documented in this book speak to the major ideologies that shaped the colonial and postcolonial world, including internationalism, developmentalism and South–South cooperation. Approaching African–Cuban relations from a multiplicity of angles, this collection will appeal to an equally wide range of readers, from scholars in black Atlantic studies to cultural theorists and general readers with an interest in contemporary African history.

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By Aviva Chomsky,Barry Carr,Alfredo Prieto,Pamela Maria Smorkaloff
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A “balanced, engrossing account” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) of the Bay of Pigs crisis drawing on long-hidden CIA documents and delivering the vivid truth of five pivotal days in April 1961. At the heart of the Bay of Pigs crisis stood President John F. Kennedy, and journalist Jim Rasenberger traces what Kennedy knew, thought, and said as events unfolded. He examines whether Kennedy was manipulated by the CIA into approving a plan that would ultimately involve the American military. He also draws compelling portraits of the other figures who played key roles in the drama: Fidel Castro, who shortly after achieving power visited New York City and was cheered by thousands (just months before the United States began plotting his demise); Dwight Eisenhower, who originally ordered the secret program, then later disavowed it; Allen Dulles, the CIA director who may have told Kennedy about the plan before he was elected president (or so Richard Nixon suspected); and Richard Bissell, the famously brilliant “deus ex machina” who ran the operation for the CIA—and took the blame when it failed. Beyond the short-term fallout, Rasenberger demonstrates, the Bay of Pigs gave rise to further and greater woes, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and even, possibly, the assassination of John Kennedy. Written with elegant clarity and narrative verve, The Brilliant Disaster is the most complete account of this event to date, providing not only a fast-paced chronicle of the disaster but an analysis of how it occurred—a question as relevant today as then—and how it profoundly altered the course of modern American history.

Cuba

By Ted A. Henken,Miriam Celaya,Dimas Castellanos
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  • Total of Pages : 596
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Written by some of the best-known independent scholars, citizen journalists, cyber-activists, and bloggers living in Cuba today, this book presents a critical, complete, and unbiased overview of contemporary Cuba. • Pays special attention to the opportunities, limitations, and challenges presented by the leadership of Raul Castro and his reforms • Provides an accurate, insider's perspective into contemporary Cuba supplied by Cubans who currently live and work on the island, in stark contrast with most accounts that are filtered through the lens of an outside observer • Supplies readers with a critical, comprehensive review of Cuban history, economics, politics, culture, and society that places current developments in historical context • Includes a glossary, an appendix of up-to-date statistical information, dozens of sidebars on a variety of important and unusual topics, and an annotated bibliography

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By Noel Hynd
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Fodor's Cuba

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  • Total of Pages : 272
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For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Gorgeous Spanish colonial architecture, uncrowded white-sand beaches, and an insistent salsa beat await intrepid travelers to the Caribbean's largest island, now on the radar of many Americans thanks to the relaxation of travel restrictions. No matter where travelers go, this up-to-date guide helps them discover Cuba's unique culture, whether it's seeing vibrant artwork or sampling the region's best rum and hand-rolled cigars. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of maps · An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Cuba · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as Trinidad, La Habana Vieja, Cienfuegos, Che Guevara Memorial, and Valle de Vinales · Coverage of Havana, Trinidad, Camagüey, Santiago, Varadero, and Isla de la Juventud

Cuba Travel Guide 2022

By T Turner
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The Cuba 2022 Travel Guide is the most up-to-date, reliable and complete guide to this wonderful place. Travelers will find everything they need for an unforgettable visit presented in a convenient and easy-to-use format. Includes quick information on planning a visit, navigating the location, experiencing Cuban culture and exploring the beauty of Cuba. Also includes a Spanish phrasebook to help you communicate with the locals. Cuba, a large Caribbean island nation under communist rule, is known for its white-sand beaches, rolling mountains, cigars and rum. Its colorful capital, Havana, features well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture within its 16th-century core, Old Havana, loomed over by the pre-revolutionary Capitolio. Salsa emanates from the city's dance clubs and cabaret shows are performed at the famed Tropicana.

Bicycling Cuba: 50 Days of Detailed Rides from Havana to El Oriente

By Wally Smith,Barbara Smith
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  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Book Code : 9781581579147
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Travel
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Discover all Cuba has to offer in this complete cycling guide. Wally and Barbara Smith spent 6 months cycling 8,000 miles in Cuba to provide detailed directions for 50 days of cycling. The rides vary in length, many combining to create multi-day loops. Detailed directions describe rides leaving Havana to the west and east. Subsequent rides are clustered in the three best regions of Cuba for cycling: Pinar del Rio, Central Cuba, and the Oriente. A final section contains advice on connecting the regions for a long tour of the entire island. In addition, the authors provide information on getting to Cuba, equipment and accessories, food and water, safety considerations, overnight accommodations, and more. Exploring this fascinating country on two wheels may just be the best way to fully appreciate its history, people, and culture.

The Shattering: America in the 1960s

By Kevin Boyle
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393356078
  • Total of Pages : 454
  • Category : History
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A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year From the National Book Award winner, a masterful history of the decade whose conflicts shattered America’s postwar order and divide us still. On July 4, 1961, the rising middle-class families of a Chicago neighborhood gathered before their flag-bedecked houses, a confident vision of the American Dream. That vision was shattered over the following decade, its inequities at home and arrogance abroad challenged by powerful civil rights and antiwar movements. Assassinations, social violence, and the blowback of a “silent majority” shredded the American fabric. Covering the late 1950s through the early 1970s, The Shattering focuses on the period’s fierce conflicts over race, sex, and war. The civil rights movement develops from the grassroots activism of Montgomery and the sit-ins, through the violence of Birmingham and the Edmund Pettus Bridge, to the frustrations of King’s Chicago campaign, a rising Black nationalism, and the Nixon-era politics of busing and the Supreme Court. The Vietnam war unfolds as Cold War policy, high-stakes politics buffeted by powerful popular movements, and searing in-country experience. Americans’ challenges to government regulation of sexuality yield landmark decisions on privacy rights, gay rights, contraception, and abortion. Kevin Boyle captures the inspiring and brutal events of this passionate time with a remarkable empathy that restores the humanity of those making this history. Often they are everyday people like Elizabeth Eckford, enduring a hostile crowd outside her newly integrated high school in Little Rock, or Estelle Griswold, welcoming her arrest for dispensing birth control information in a Connecticut town. Political leaders also emerge in revealing detail: we track Richard Nixon’s inheritances from Eisenhower and his debt to George Wallace, who forged a message of racism mixed with blue-collar grievance that Nixon imported into Republicanism. The Shattering illuminates currents that still run through our politics. It is a history for our times.

The Cubans

By Anthony DePalma
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 052552245X
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : History
  • Members : 800
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"[DePalma] renders a Cuba few tourists will ever see . . . You won't forget these people soon, and you are bound to emerge from DePalma's bighearted account with a deeper understanding of a storied island . . . A remarkably revealing glimpse into the world of a muzzled yet irrepressibly ebullient neighbor."--The New York Times Modern Cuba comes alive in a vibrant portrait of a group of families's varied journeys in one community over the last twenty years. Cubans today, most of whom have lived their entire lives under the Castro regime, are hesitantly embracing the future. In his new book, Anthony DePalma, a veteran reporter with years of experience in Cuba, focuses on a neighborhood across the harbor from Old Havana to dramatize the optimism as well as the enormous challenges that Cubans face: a moving snapshot of Cuba with all its contradictions as the new regime opens the gate to the capitalism that Fidel railed against for so long. In Guanabacoa, longtime residents prove enterprising in the extreme. Scrounging materials in the black market, Cary Luisa Limonta Ewen has started her own small manufacturing business, a surprising turn for a former ranking member of the Communist Party. Her good friend Lili, a loyal Communist, heads the neighborhood's watchdog revolutionary committee. Artist Arturo Montoto, who had long lived and worked in Mexico, moved back to Cuba when he saw improving conditions but complains like any artist about recognition. In stark contrast, Jorge García lives in Miami and continues to seek justice for the sinking of a tugboat full of refugees, a tragedy that claimed the lives of his son, grandson, and twelve other family members, a massacre for which the government denies any role. In The Cubans, many patriots face one new question: is their loyalty to the revolution, or to their country? As people try to navigate their new reality, Cuba has become an improvised country, an old machine kept running with equal measures of ingenuity and desperation. A new kind of revolutionary spirit thrives beneath the conformity of a half century of totalitarian rule. And over all of this looms the United States, with its unpredictable policies, which warmed towards its neighbor under one administration but whose policies have now taken on a chill reminiscent of the Cold War.

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By George Gmelch,Daniel A. Nathan
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 1496201035
  • Total of Pages : 488
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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  • Pdf File: baseball-beyond-our-borders.pdf

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Baseball Beyond Our Borders celebrates the globalization of the game while highlighting the different histories and cultures of the nations in which the sport is played. This collection of essays tells the story of America's national pastime as it has spread across the world and undergone instructive, entertaining, and sometimes quirky changes in the process. Covering nineteen countries and a U.S. territory, the contributors show how each country imported baseball, how baseball took hold and developed, how it is organized, played, and followed, and what local and regional traits tell us about the sport's place in each culture. But what lies in store as baseball's passport fills up with far-flung stamps? Will the international migration of players homogenize baseball? What role will the World Baseball Classic play? These are just a few of the questions the authors pose.

Cuba

By Christopher Baker
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Edizioni WhiteStar
  • Book Code : 8854419478
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 213
  • Pdf File: cuba.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are in tune with the growing trend toward experiential travel. Each book provides inspiring photography, insider tips, and expert advice for a more authentic, enriching experience of the destination. These books serve a readership of active, discerning travelers, and supply information, historical context, and cultural interpretation not available online. Visitors to Cuba discover a sensual, sometimes surreal island country that embodies everything that is good about the Caribbean and Latin America. The guide's maps and useful information allows the traveler to experience many of the colonial legacies that evoke the 1950s such as Cuban baseball and rum and cigar making. Travel advice and information has been updated in this edition, written by Christopher P. Baker, an expert on Central and South America. It covers all of the main cities and regions of Cuba and helps the visitor discover this Caribbean island's best-kept secrets. It explores the lively capital city, Havana, in all of its color and charm as well as the fascination of Trinidad, Remedios, and other colonial cities. Visitors will discover that even the rural landscapes have a timeless beauty and that the beaches and coral reefs are simply breathtaking.

Havana (Rough Guides Snapshot Cuba)

By Rough Guides
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  • Publisher : Rough Guides UK
  • Book Code : 0241303656
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 302
  • Pdf File: havana.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Rough Guides Snapshot Cuba: Havana is the ultimate travel guide to the capital of Cuba. It leads you through the city with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from markets to the Malecón and colonial plazas to parks. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, paladares, hotels, casa particulares, shops, bars and clubs, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot Cuba: Havana also covers the top places to visit outside the city, including the fishing villages and beaches east of the capital and the semi-rural landscape to the south. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Cuba, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Cuba, including entry requirements, transport, accommodation, food, drink, costs and health. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Cuba.

Failures of the Presidents

By Thomas J. Craughwell
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  • Publisher : Fair Winds Press
  • Book Code : 1616734310
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 496
  • Pdf File: failures-of-the-presidents.pdf

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What were they thinking? • In an effort to put an end to Britain and France’s policy of seizing American ships and sailors, Thomas Jefferson calls for an embargo. The Result: 30,000 sailors put out of work; mercantile families bankrupted overnight; a nationwide economic depression; and the New England states, which depended heavily on international commerce, threaten to secede from the Union. • To promote the doctrine of popular sovereignty, Franklin Pierce approves the repeal of the Missouri Compromise and permits residents of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether their territories will admit slavery. The Result: Dozens of settlers murdered; Lawrence, Kansas, burned and looted; John Brown elevated to the status of national hero among abolitionists; the country moves closer to civil war. • Convinced the 20,000 men, women, and children of the Bonus Army were Communists and criminals, Herbert Hoover sends 600 crack troops, a detachment of cavalry, and five tanks to drive the protesters out of Washington. The Result: 4 dead, including two infants; more than 1,000 injured; the Communist Party in America enjoys a public relations field day; Hoover is driven into political exile. • In an effort to install a capitalist government in the Middle East, stabilize the region, and protect America from a possible Iraqi terrorist assault using weapons of mass destruction, George W. Bush orders the invasion of Iraq. The Result: More than 4,000 American soldiers and personnel dead; estimated hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians dead; hundreds of billions of dollars spent; the torture of prisoners in the Abu Ghraib prison and the failure to find weapons of mass destruction leave American global credibility in tatters.

The Future of U.S. Empire in the Americas

By Timothy M. Gill
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429756909
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 629
  • Pdf File: the-future-of-u-s-empire-in-the-americas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With the rise of President Trump, many are coming to question where the United States (U.S.) is headed and, whether we might witness an imperial decline under Trump. Social scientists largely recognize the contemporary hegemonic position of the U.S. at the global level, but questions persist concerning the future of the U.S. Empire. With the Trump Administration at the helm, these questions are all the more salient. Drawing on the expertise of a panel of contributors and guided by Michael Mann’s model of power, this book critically interrogates the future of U.S. global power and provides insights on what we might expect from the U.S. Empire under Trump. Recognizing that U.S. imperial power involves an array of sources of power (ideological, economic, military, and political), the contributors analyze the Trump Administration’s approach towards nine countries in the Western Hemisphere, and five sets of global policies, including inter-American relations, drugs, trade, the environment, and immigration. Each case presents a historical look at the trajectory of relations as they have developed under Trump and what we might expect in the future from the administration. The Future of U.S. Empire in the Americas will be of great interest to students and scholars of U.S. foreign policy, Foreign Policy Analysis, political sociology, and American politics.

Tourism in Cuba

By Tony L. Henthorne
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Book Code : 1787545032
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 330
  • Pdf File: tourism-in-cuba.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the Flapper Era to Batista, Cuba strove to position itself as America’s Caribbean playground, but Castro’s Revolution put an end to that. Now, the “Cuban Thaw” promises US travelers a return to the island. This book explores the history and development of tourism in Cuba and provides insight on what it was, what it is, and what it may be.

Laos File

By Dale A. Dye
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  • Publisher : Warriors Publishing Group via PublishDrive
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 965
  • Pdf File: laos-file.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The death of a salty old senior NCO who ran special operations in Vietnam, and discovery of detailed notebooks he kept on those classified missions, leads Marine Gunner Shake Davis on a shocking and potentially lethal quest to find out happened to hundreds of American POWs who disappeared along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail. Davis attaches himself to an official post-war stabilization mission designed to establish normal relations between his nation and the DRV with a secret agenda to prove - or disprove once and for all - what he suspects might be the final fate of many Americans still listed as Missing In Action from the Vietnam War. Davis finds himself back fighting a war he thought ended long ago and narrowly escapes assassination by former enemy forces who desperately want their secret buried along with the bodies they claim were simply casualties of war ... rather than murder victims. "Not Many Marines can claim the titles "killer" and "writer." Add one more victory to the long list. Great book! Told in salty jargon, as only a Captain of Marines can do." --R. Lee Ermey, Gunnery Sergeant USMC (Ret), Actor: Full Metal Jacket, Mail Call

Marginality Beyond Return

By Lillian Manzor
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1000625605
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 884
  • Pdf File: marginality-beyond-return.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This study is an exploration of US Cuban theatrical performances written and staged primarily between 1980 and 2000. Lillian Manzor analyzes early plays by Magali Alabau, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, María Irene Fornés, Eduardo Machado, Manuel Martín Jr., and Carmelita Tropicana as well as these playwrights’ participation in three foundational Latine theater projects --INTAR’s Hispanic Playwrights-in-Residence Laboratory in New York (1980-1991), Hispanic Playwrights Project at South Coast Repertory Theater in Costa Mesa, CA (1986-2004), and The Latino Theater Initiative at Center Theater Group's Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles (1992-2005). She also studies theatrical projects of reconciliation among Cubans on and off the island in the early 2000s. Demonstrating the foundational nature of these artists and projects, the book argues that US Cuban theater problematizes both the exile and Cuban-American paradigms. By investigating US Cuban theater, the author theorizes via performance, ways in which we can intervene in and reformulate political and representational positionings within the context of hybrid cultural identities. This book will of great interest to students and scholars in Performance Studies, Transnational Latine Studies, Race and Gender studies.

Cuba

By Andrea O'Reilly Herrera
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 079147965X
  • Total of Pages : 374
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 394
  • Pdf File: cuba.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Internationally renowned scholars address the Cuban diaspora from multiple perspectives and locations.

Cuba After the Cold War

By Carmelo Mesa-Lago
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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Book Code : 0822974568
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Members : 209
  • Pdf File: cuba-after-the-cold-war.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ten original essays by an international team of scholars specializing in Cuba, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and Latin America focus on the fall of communism in Europe and the transition to a market economy. Major themes of this study are the impact of the USSR's collapse on Cuba, how the historic events in Europe have affected the Central and South American Left, their implications to Cuba, Cuba's policies for confronting the crisis, and potential scenarios for the political and economic transformation of Cuba.