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  • Raúl Castro and the New Cubaby Harlan Abrahams; Arturo Lopez-Levy

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    In 2006, Fidel Castro yielded power over Cuba to his younger brother Raul, making him the first new president of the island nation in nearly five decades. Since then, Raul has ushered in many changes and reforms, including allowing open criticism of the government, lifting the ban on personal electronics like cell phones and computers, and allowing... more...

  • Pre-Columbian Jamaicaby Phillip Allsworth-Jones

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    Much of Jamaican prehistoric research—like that in the rest of the Caribbean basin—has been guided by at least a subconscious attempt to allow prehistoric native peoples to find their places within the charts established by Irving Rouse, who guided Caribbean research for much of the last half-century. The pre-Columbian peoples of Jamaica,... more...

  • Fulgencio Batistaby Frank Argote-Freyre

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    Second only to Fidel Castro, Fulgencio Batista is the most controversial leader in modern Cuban history. And yet, until now, there has been no objective biography written about him. In this book, the first of two volumes, Frank Argote-Freyre provides a full and balanced portrait of this historically shadowed figure. Drawing on an extensive review... more...

  • Castroby Sebastian Balfour

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    The story of Fidel Castro has few parallels in contemporary history. None of the outstanding Third World leaders of the twentieth-century played such a prominent and restless part on the international stage and none survived as head of state for as long. Over almost 50 years, he was one of the most controversial political figures in the world, and... more...

  • The Island Called Paradiseby Philip D. Beidler

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    A personal and cultural mediation, Philip D. Beidler?s The Island Called Paradise explores the fascinating ways Cuban history and culture have permeated North American consciousness, and vice versa. In The Island Called Paradise , Philip D. Beidler shares his personal discovery of the vast, rich, and astonishing history of the island of Cuba and... more...

  • Charm Cityby Madison Smartt Bell

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    With a writer?s keen eye, a longtime resident?s familiarity, and his own sly wit, acclaimed novelist Madison Smartt Bell leads us on a walk through his adopted hometown of Baltimore, a city where crab cakes, Edgar Allan Poe, hair extensions, and John Waters movies somehow coexist. From its founding before the Revolutionary War to its place in popular... more...

  • Jamaica - Montego Bay, Port Antonio & Ocho Riosby John Bigley

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 6.99

    We were enjoying a Jamaican meal at Verney's Tropical Resort, a small inn perched in the hills over Montego Bay. This was a true Jamaican feast - not a watered-down tourist version - served with real Jamaican hospitality. It's that opportunity to meet local residents, taste island dishes and retreat from the typical resort experience that brings... more...

  • Kingston, Negril & Jamaica's South Coastby John Bigley

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 5.99

    Following is an excerpt from this guide that specializes in some of the most popular areas of Jamaica. Also included in the guide is complete detail on where to stay, where to eat, what to see and what to do to make your trip unforgettable. We landed at Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport long after dark. The city was celebrating Friday... more...

  • Maryland Curiositiesby Allison Blake

    Globe Pequot Press 2009; US$ 14.99

    This laugh-out-loud guide will introduce readers to the offbeat people, places, and events of the Old Line State. more...

  • Sad and Luminous Daysby James G. Blight; Philip Brenner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.99

    In tracing the developments of the Cuban Missile Crisis and beyond, this book presents and interprets a heretofore unavailable (and largely unknown) secret speech that Castro delivered to the Cuban leadership in 1968. Blight and Brenner shed new light on Cuban-Soviet relations making Sad and Luminous Days essential not only for Cold-War scholars... more...