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- Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 24.95
The recent retirement of Fidel Castro turned the world?s attention toward the tiny but prominent island nation of Cuba and the question of what its future holds. Amid all of the talk and hypothesizing, it is worth taking a moment to consider how Cuba reached this point, which is what Antoni Kapcia provides with his incisive history of Cuba since 1959. Cuba... more...
- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 100.00
Encyclopedia of Caribbean Archaeology offers a comprehensive overview of the available archaeological research conducted in the region. Beginning with the earliest native migrations and moving through contemporary issues of heritage management, the contributors tackle the usual questions of colonization, adaptation, and evolution while embracing... more...
- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95
José Dolores Poyo (1836-1911) was an activist, publisher, social critic, fundraiser, and foundational figure in the campaign for Cuban independence from Spain. His leadership and his mantra--"adelante la revolución" (forward the revolution)--mobilized an insurrectionist movement in Key West. His multidimensional grassroots work and his newspaper ... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
This title focuses on Haiti from an international perspective. Haiti has endured undue influence from successive French and US governments; its fragile 'democracy' has been founded on subordination to and dominance of foreign powers. This book examines Haiti's position within the global economic and political order, and how the more dominant members... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 36.00
Shortly after George Washington's death in 1799, Congress recognized the need for a presidential monument in his honor. However, progress did not begin on the structure until 1832. The Washington Monument traces the construction of the monument from its design by Robert Mills to halts in construction due to lack of funds and the Civil War to its... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 4.99
This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones,... more...
- DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Washington, D.C. , will lead you straight to the very best this city has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect companion. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations... more...
- RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95
When the end of the Castro era arrives, the successor government and theCuban people will need to answer certain questions: How is Castro?s morethan four-decade rule likely to affect a post-Castro Cuba? What will be thepolitical, social, and economic challenges Cuba will confront? What are theimpediments to Cuba?s economic development and democratic... more...