Tag Archives: Cuba

Book Review: Lonely Planet: Cuba

Lonely Planet:  Cuba One of the smarter habits I acquired when I started to plan my own international trips was to read the Lonely Planet guides.  To be sure, the guide are not perfect, but they do present a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: DK Eyewitness: Cuba

DK Eyewitness:  Cuba, by DK Travel In reading this book I was struck by the way that the authors spent about half of the book talking about what could be seen in and around Havana.  To be sure, Havana is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cuba (Opposing Viewpoints)

Cuba (Opposing Viewpoints), edited by Noah Berlatsky In reading a book like this it is fascinating to see some of the aspects of a subject like this that draw substantial disagreement and also what matters that may appear to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Army For Empire

An Army For Empire:  The United States Army In The Spanish-American War, by Graham A. Cosmas This particular book is the sort of contemporary military history book that is the most popular these days, in that it looks at the … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Unwanted War

An Unwanted War:  The Diplomacy Of The United States & Spain Over Cuba 1895-1898, by John L. Offner Diplomatic history is one of the more underrated genres of history, and this book is certainly a worthwhile history that examines a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Our Man In Havana

Our Man In Havana, by Graham Greene I had read this book once before and enjoyed it–even if it did not prompt me to read more by the author at that time–and when I re-read it I enjoyed it at … Continue reading

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Book Review: No God But Gain

No God But Gain:  The Untold Story Of Cuban Slavery, The Monroe Doctrine & The Making Of The United States, by Stephen Chambers I found this to be a compelling and rather frightening book.  The author has clearly done a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warrior

Warrior: Frank Sturgis—The CIA’s #1 Assassin-Spy, Who Nearly Killed Castro But Was Ambushed by Watergate, by Jim Hunt and Bob Risch Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Like many people, I have at least a mild fondness for adventure … Continue reading

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Key West Intermezzo

As someone who grew up in Florida, the reality of the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution is one of the aspects of the context of growing up. Throughout the course of my life I have met many people who were … Continue reading

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A Craven Surrender

Yesterday I heard of two surrenders that struck me as representing the lack of moral courage that our society (and I speak here as an American citizen) demonstrates today. Both of them represent an unwillingness to stand for principle and … Continue reading

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