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  • Tropicana Nightsby Rosa Lowinger; Ofelia Fox

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.99

    At Tropicana you could play the roulette wheel, dance to the latest mambo or rumba, or simply ogle the parading goddesses of the flesh. It was the brightest jewel in 1950s Cuban nightlife, and Nat “King? Cole, Liberace, Josephine Baker, and Carmen Miranda performed there before audi­ences that included Ernest Hemingway, Marlon Brando, and Joan Crawford. ... more...

  • The Sugar Baronsby Matthew Parker

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.07

    For 200 years after 1650 the West Indies were the most fought-over colonies in the world, as Europeans made and lost immense fortunes growing and trading in sugar - a commodity so lucrative that it was known as white gold. Young men, beset by death and disease, an ocean away from the moral anchors of life in Britain, created immense... more...

  • Toussaint Louvertureby Madison Smartt Bell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    At the end of the 1700s, French Saint Domingue was the richest and most brutal colony in the Western Hemisphere. A mere twelve years later, however, Haitian rebels had defeated the Spanish, British, and French and declared independence after the first?and only?successful slave revolt in history. Much of the success of the revolution must be credited... more...

  • Havana Nocturneby T. J. English

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    To 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. In the 1950s, the Mob?with the corrupt, repressive government of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket?owned Havana's biggest luxury hotels and casinos, launching an unprecedented... more...

  • Child of the Revolutionby Luis M. Garcia

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 29.95

    What was it really like to grow up in Castro's people's paradise? With an evocative wide-eyed innocence, Luis M. Garcia takes us back to his childhood in this evocative memoir of growing up in 1960s Cuba. more...

  • The Culture of Gender and Sexuality in the Caribbeanby Linden Lewis

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ?A major contribution to the scholarship of gender and sexuality in the Caribbean.?--A. Lynn Bolles, University of Maryland This volume provides an engaging interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender and sexual relations in the Caribbean. more...

  • The History of Cubaby Clifford L. Staten

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 16.00

    Cuba's history is told in eight chronological chapters in this book, from its earliest days as a Spanish colony, through its wars for independence, the US occupation in the twentieth-century, Cuba's various reform movements, Batista, the Cold War, and the so-called 'Special Period', when Cuba faced the crisis of the downfall of the... more...

  • The History of Havanaby Dick Cluster; Rafael Hernández

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 48.00

    Co-authored by a Cuban and an American, this work is a comprehensive history of the culturally diverse city. Beginning with the founding of Havana in 1519, it explores the making of the city and its people through revolutions, art, economic development and the interplay of diverse societies. more...

  • Haitian-Dominican Counterpointby Eugenio Matibag

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 110.00

    What would the island of Hispaniola look like if viewed as a loosely connected system? That is the question Haitian-Dominican Counterpointseeks to answer as it surveys the insular space shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic throughout their parallel histories. For beneath the familiar tale of hostilities, the systemic perspective reveals a lesser-known,... more...

  • Journey To The Heart Of Cubaby Carlos Alberto Montaner

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    This is the story of the Cuban Revolution and what caused it, the psychology of its protagonists, and a critical assessment of its results, by a. Cuban-born journalist, author and professor residing in Spain. In a disquieting epilogue, the author dares to more...