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Cuba, What Everyone Needs to Know

CBA126
Julia Sweig
Oxford University Press
2016
384
0190620374
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Director for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, Julia Sweig traces the geography, history and identity of Cuba in this admirably succinct portrait of the island nation and its role in world affairs.
$16.95

Cuba, A Traveler's Literary Companion

CBA58
Ann Louise Bardach
Whereabouts Press
2002
234
1883513111
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Bardach (Without Fidel) samples terrific contemporary writers for this anthology, organized geographically.
$14.95

Cuba

CBA143
Pierre Hausherr (Photographer), Francois Missen
Hyperion
2010
272
1579128548
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With full-page photographs, introductory essays on history, architecture, music, food and more, this oversized, illustrated paperback by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Francois Missen and photographer Pierre Hausherr captures the spirit of Cuba, its people, nature and culture.
$24.95

Our Man in Havana

CBA19
Christopher Hitchens (Introduction), Graham Greene
Penguin
2007
240
0142438006
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
The classic story of a British vacuum cleaner salesman who gets accidentally drawn into Cold War espionage with disastrous results.
$16.00

Moon Cuba

CBA04
Christopher P. Baker
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
600
1612388248
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Cuba.
$24.99

Cuba Map

CBA20
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866093594
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, double-sided laminated map at a scale of 1:1,000,000. Includes insets of Havana and Santiago de Cuba.
$11.95

Cuba Adventure Map

CBA66
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
2
1566956528
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This excellent double-sided map in the popular series shows the island at a scale of 1:750,000.
$11.95

Culture Smart! Cuba

CBA105
Mandy Macdonald
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338480
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

Moon Handbook Havana

CBA35
Christopher P. Baker
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
256
1631212826
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An up-to-date guide to Havana that includes maps, information on restaurants and attractions, and short introductory chapters on the people, history and culture.
$16.99

Cuba! Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen

CBA293
Jody Eddy, Dan Goldberg (Photographer)
Ten Speed Press
2016
256
1607749866
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This timely collection of stories and recipes features 75 endlessly delicious dishes from the typical Cuban kitchen, with Cuban Fried Chicken, Tostones Stuffed with Lobster, plus desserts like Mojito Cake with Rum-Infused Whipped Cream.
$30.00

Cuban Cocktails

CBA262
Alla Lapushchik, Jane Danger, Ravi Derossi
Sterling Publishing Company
2015
240
1454917504
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
In 240 full-color pages, three foodies highlight 100 Cuban cocktails, from the classics, like the Daiquiri, to more modern creations, such as the Cienfuegos Shake and the Isla de Tesoros. Includes recipes and entertaining sidebars alongside quotes and facts about the Cuban bar and nightclub scene.
$24.95

The Cuban Table

CBA242
Ana Sofia Pelaez, Ellen Silverman (Photographer)
St. Martin's Press
2014
336
1250036089
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Through evocative writing and gorgeous photographs, Pelaez and Silverman have crafted a Cuban cookbook that is "lleno de vida" (full of life) with enticing, easy-to-follow recipes for classic Cuban coffees, simple dinners and leisurely lunches.
$35.00

Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba

CBA117
Tom Gjelten
Penguin Putnam
2009
432
0143116320
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Gjelten chronicles the rich intersection of power and politics, community and exile in contemporary Cuba through the saga of the Bacardi family. A fixture in making 1920s Havana a playground for the rich and famous in the Prohibition era, Bacardi famously left Cuba for Puerto Rico during the revolution.
$18.00

Cuba, This Moment, Exactly So

CBA261
Lorne Resnick
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2015
320
1608876748
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
6/13/2017
0
0
0
0
This deluxe coffee table book organizes 250 black-and-white photographs around micro-stories that immerse readers in the heat and culture of Cuba, the "Pearl of the Antilles." Includes a foreword by the great travel writer Pico Iyer.
$75.00

Cuban Revelations

CBA204
Marc Frank
University Press of Florida
2015
344
0813061814
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Travelogue, ode to Cuban soul and report on the economic reforms that are sweeping the island nation, Frank’s colorful chronicle shows daily life in Cuba from the inside. He weaves his own story and the stories of his many friends and acquaintances into an indispensable field report.
$19.95

Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba... and Then Lost It to the Revolution

CBA139
T. J. English
HarperCollins
2009
432
0061712744
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
English draws on historical sources and interviews in this riveting story of corrupt, decadent Havana during the times of Batista and the Mafia. A great read.
$15.99

Havana Without Makeup, Inside the Soul of the City

CBA306
Herman Portocarero
Chronicle Books
2017
248
1933527889
PAPER
History
8/29/2017
0
0
0
0
The E.U.'s ambassador to Cuba gives an intimate, insider's view of Havana, "the most sensual ruin on the planet." His unique, anti-tourist guide captures the soul of the city, just when it faces great transformation.
$18.95

Havana, A Cultural and Literary Companion

CBA49
Claudia Lightfoot
Interlink Publishing Group
2016
256
1566564190
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An illuminating guide to the city, its history and geography, as the inspiration for writers, artists, musicians and intellectuals.
$15.00

One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War

CBA217
Michael Dobbs
Vintage Books
2009
426
1400078911
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Dobbs, a Washington Post reporter, tells the harrowing story of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis with great skill, using new American, Russian, and Cuban sources.
$18.00

Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy

CBA294
Richard Feinberg
Brookings
2016
220
0815727674
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Feinberg’s timely analysis hones in on Cuba’s recent transition from its stagnated, outdated economic model toward a more dynamic market economy.
$22.00

The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics

CBA93
Aviva Chomsky (Editor), Barry Carr (Editor), Pamela Maria Smorkaloff (Editor)
Duke
2004
723
0822331977
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Organized chronologically, this multi-faceted portrait of a nation, with most of the selections by Cuban writers, includes not only history, journalism and literature but also songs, paintings, poems, cartoons and speeches.
$29.95

The History of Cuba

CBA195
Clifford L. Staten
St. Martin's Press
2005
162
1403962596
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Staten covers the sweep of Cuba's history from its earliest days as a Spanish colony through the 20th century -- all in under 200 pages. Highlights include the Cold War and the Special Period, when Cuba fell into crisis after the breakup of the Soviet Union. A Palgrave Essential History.
$17.99

Unseen Cuba

CBA303
Marius Jovaisa
Marius Jovaisa
2015
439
609802216X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Fueled by a passion for Cuba’s stunning landscapes, Jovaisa persisted through years of bureaucratic obstacles to receive permission to photograph the island nation from above. The result is over 400 pages of never before photographed vistas, ranging from the misty mountains of the Sierra Cristal range to the sandbars, reefs and turquoise waters of the coasts to glittering Havana.
$59.00

Cuba and Its Music, From the First Drums to the Mambo

CBA129
Ned Sublette
Chicago Review Press
2007
688
1556526326
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A thorough and entertaining history of Cuba and its music by the popular radio producer, music historian and cofounder of Cuban record label QbaDisc.
$26.95

Cuba, A History in Art

CBA228
Gary R. Libby
University Press of Florida
2015
104
0813049989
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This slim, yet comprehensive survey of Cuban art between 1725 and 1959 explains the development of artists’ styles and how developments in Cuba (and especially Havana) changed their work.
$34.95

Cuban Art in the 20th Century, Cultural Identity and the International Avant Garde

CBA302
Niell, Paul, Segundo J. Fernandez
University Press of Florida
2016
112
1889282324
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
To explain the complex modern art movement that has been evolving in Havana since 1927, this slim overview provides a wealth of background information and analysis of major works.
$40.00

Havana Modern: Twentieth-Century Architecture and Interiors

CBA241
Michael Connors
Rizzoli International
2014
256
0847843467
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In vivid, original photographs, Connors ushers us through 100 examples of Havana’s best-preserved Nouveau and Art Deco architecture, built between the early 1900s and 1965.
$65.00

Havana, History and Architecture of a Romantic City

CBA46
Maria Luisa Lobo Montalvo, Hugh Thomas (Introduction)
Monacelli Press
2009
320
158093238X
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This magnificent history of Havana, featuring 480 color illustrations, shows the city and its growth from its founding as a Spanish colony to independence.
$85.00

Old Cuba

CBA304
Alicia E. Garcia
Random House
2017
208
0847858472
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Ushering reader through splendid colonial-era architecture from Old Havana to Santiago de Cuba, this coffee table overview features a treasure trove of grand apartments, magnificent cathedrals and plantation homes that are incredibly well-preserved.
$55.00

Ernesto, The Untold Story of Hemingway in Revolutionary Cuba

CBA310
Andrew Feldman
Random House
2017
384
1612196381
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
7/11/2017
0
0
0
0
Finally accessing Hemingway's Cuba papers, Feldman offers a groundbreaking account of "Ernesto's" Cuba years. His inquiry reveals an previously unknown Cuban lover, new information about Hemingway's affinity for the Cuban character and his adoptive Cuban family who referred to the American expat as "Papa."
$27.99

Havana, A Subtropical Delirium

CBA305
Mark Kurlansky
Bloomsbury USA
2017
272
163286391X
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky provides an electrifying portrait of the Cuban capital. His insider's view mixes history, travelogue, music, baseball, literature, cuisine and features Kurlansky's own hand-drawn illustrations.
$26.00

Hemingway's Boat

USA454
Paul Hendrickson
Vintage Books
2012
531
1400075351
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Focusing on the years 1934 to 1961, Paul Hendrickson traces the writer's life through the story of his beloved boat, Pilar, which can be found at Hemingway's Finca La Vigia in San Francisco de Paula, east of Havana.
$18.00

The Sugar King of Havana

CBA170
John Paul Rathbone
Penguin Putnam
2011
304
0143119338
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
John Paul Rathbone recounts "elegant, decadent and whirligig years" of pre-revolutionary Havana and the dramatic life of Julio Lobo, the richest man in Cuba.
$17.00

Trading with the Enemy

CBA11
Tom Miller
Hachette
2008
352
0465005039
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Miller captures the openness, sensuality and pride of Cuba and the Cubans in this eloquent account of entertaining travels in Fidel's Cuba.
$18.00

Waiting for Snow in Havana

CBA78
Carlos Eire
Free Press
2004
383
0743246411
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A lyrical memoir of a privileged, eccentric boyhood in 1950s Havana. Eire, a historian at Yale, fled with his brother to the United States in the wake of the revolution.
$16.00

Cuba on the Verge, 12 Writers on Continuity and Change in Havana and Across the Country

CBA312
Leila Guerriero
Ecco Press
2017
256
006266106X
HARD COVER
Literature
12/5/2017
0
0
0
0
Amid Cuba’s profound transformation, 13 celebrated writers ponder: What is Cuba becoming? The essays reflect on the 56-year standoff, Buena Vista Social Club, classic cars, bearded rebels clinching cigars and much more. A literate, timely look at Cuba from the inside out.
$26.99

Dreaming in Cuban

CBA18
Cristina Garcia
Ballantine Books
1993
244
0345381432
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A short, poetic novel of three generations of Cuban women, their reactions to the revolution and the complex relations between those who remained in Cuba and those who settled in the United States.
$16.00

King of Cuba

CBA203
Cristina Garcia
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2014
235
1476725667
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Garcia's richly satisfying tale revolves around a fictionalized Fidel Castro and an octogenarian Cuban exile obsessed with revenge.
$16.00

Telex from Cuba

CBA111
Rachel Kushner
Scribner
2009
336
1416561048
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kushner re-imagines the world of her mother in this astonishingly wise first novel set in the American enclave in 1950s Cuba. Riveting.
$16.00

The Old Man and the Sea

CBA02
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1995
127
0684801221
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hemingway's brief story of a fisherman who, after 84 days with no luck, finally makes a big catch. It’s an affectionate portrait of life in Cuba and winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
$12.99

Natural Cuba

CBA25
Alfonso Silva Lee
Pangaea
1997
173
0963018000
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A well illustrated overview of the hummingbirds, frogs, boas, butterflies, orchids and other indigenous flora and fauna of the Caribbean's largest island. Presented in both English and Spanish.
$24.95

Birds of Cuba

CBA28
Orlando Garrido, Arturo Kirkconnell, Lester Short (Introduction)
Comstock
2000
253
0801486319
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact field guide to the birds of Cuba, featuring 51 color plates, detailed species accounts and 144 local maps. The authors are curators at the National Museum of Natural History of Cuba.
$29.95

Cuba Birds

CBA281
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2016
1583559817
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features more than 140 birds often seen in Cuba.
$7.95

Reef Libre, Cuba, The Last, Best Reefs in the World

CBA252
Robert Wintner
Taylor
2015
280
1630760730
HARD COVER
Field Guide
2/1/2015
0
0
0
0
A photographic journey through Cuba’s coral reefs. Master snorkeler Robert Wintner traveled to Cuba once the country opened up to tourists, discovering the state of Cuba’s coral reefs (they're pristine!). He documents his findings with clarity in large photographs and narrative text. Size: 11 x 9 inches.
$45.00

For Kids

Cuba, A True Book

CBA59
David Petersen, Christine Petersen
Children's Press
2002
48
0516273582
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An introduction to Cuba, geared for ages 6-8 and offering a vivid smattering of modern Cuba: politics, food, racial equality, architecture and wildlife.
$6.95

Cuba

CBA153
Patrick Catel
Heinemann
2011
48
1432952242
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in the illustrated and informative Countries Around the World series, geared for ages 8-11.
$9.95

90 Miles to Havana

CBA178
Enrique Flores-Galbis
Henry Holt and Company
2010
1596431687
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Based on Flores-Galbis's own experiences, this historical novel for ages 9-12 is told from the point of view of Julien, sent with his two brothers away from Cuba to Miami in the 1960s Pedro Pan Operation.
$18.99

The Surrender Tree, Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

CBA180
Margarita Engle
Henry Holt and Company
2010
169
0312608713
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Based upon the real life of Rosario Castellanos, a former slave who became hero during the Cuba's struggles for independence between 1868 and 1898, this tale in verse is for grades 9 and up.
$10.99

My Havana, Memories of a Cuban Boyhood

CBA181
Rosemary Wells
Candlewick Press
2010
69
076364305X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Wells collaborated with Cuban-born architect Secundino Fernandez for this short novel of a boy in New York, who recreated the Havana of his childhood in the 1950s through drawings. Ages 8-9
$17.99

Cuba

CBA183
Jen Green
2007
64
1426300573
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
With maps and excellent photographs, this National Geographic book for ages 9-11 covers the history, geography, nature, and culture of Cuba.
$27.90

The Red Umbrella

CBA184
Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Yearling Publishing
2011
284
0375854894
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The moving tale of a 14-year-old girl's journey from Cuba to America as part of Operation Pedro Pan -- an organized exodus of more than 14,000 unaccompanied children, whose parents sent them away to escape Fidel Castro's revolution. Ages 9-11.
$7.99

Alicia Alonso, Prima Ballerina

CBA186
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Marshall Cavendish
2011
64
0761455620
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This illustrated biography for youngsters (ages 7-8) presents the life of the Cuban ballerina and choreographer, describing her early struggles as a dancer in New York City, her vision problems, her return to Cuba after the revolution in the 1960s, and her work as director of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba.
$19.99

Dance, Nana, Dance / Baila, Nana, Baila

CBA187
Joe Hayes
Consortium
2010
128
1933693614
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Story teller Hayes collects stories from Cuban folklore in this bilingual book for ages 9-11.
$12.95

Leaving Glorytown, One Boy's Struggle Under Castro

CBA188
Eduardo F. Calcines
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2009
221
0374343942
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this absorbing memoir, by turns humorous and heartbreaking, Eduardo Calcines recounts his boyhood in 1960s Cuba, chronicling the conditions that led him to wish above all else to leave behind his beloved extended family and his home for a chance at a better future. Geared for ages 12 and up.
$18.99

Bajo las Palmas Reales / Under the Royal Palms

CBA190
Alma Flor Ada
Aa Balkema
2016
96
1631139711
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
In this companion volume to Alma Flor Ada's Where the Flame Trees Bloom, the author offers young readers another inspiring collection of stories and reminiscences drawn from her childhood on the island of Cuba.
$12.95

Where the Flame Trees Bloom

CBA191
Alma Flor Ada
Aladdin Books
2007
80
1416968407
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Ada's 11 beautiful stories about relatives and friends that were part of her childhood in Cuba are geared for readers ages 8-12.
$9.95

Cuba

CBA201
Anna Cavallo
Lerner Publishing Group
2010
48
0761360336
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This engaging title in the Country Explorers series covers the geography, landscape, history, people and culture of Cuba for ages 7-9.
$9.99

Island Treasures, Growing Up in Cuba

CBA257
Alma Flor Ada
Atheneum
2015
240
1481442457
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this collection of autobiographical tales, renowned Hispanic author and educator Alma Flor Ada brings Cuba to life. Set against the backdrop of the gorgeous island, Ada’s stories capture love, tradition, secrets and deep friendships. Written for ages 8 to 12.
$18.99

Hello Cuba!

CBA284
Marty Noble
Dover Publications
2016
128
0486805042
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Relax and escape into the tropical world of Havana by coloring these 62 intricate illustrations, depicting cities and country scenes, cigar labels, fruit vendors, farmers and much more. The one-sided pages are perforated for easy removal and display.
$9.99

More Books

The Reader's Companion to Cuba

CBA06
Alan Ryan (Editor)
Harcourt Books
1997
392
0156003678
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Full of surprising gems about baseball, the mob, rumba and Revolution, don't miss Frank Mankiewicz's jeep tour with Fidel at the wheel or Martha Gellhorn's rousing account of trip to Oriente province in this excellent anthology.
$29.95

Biography of a Runaway Slave

CBA13
Miguel Barnet, W. Nick Hill (Translator)
Curbstone Press
1994
217
1880684187
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An extraordinary portrait of Esteban Monteja, a 105-year-old man who lived through slavery and the Cuban war of independence.
$16.95

Cuba and the Night: A Novel

CBA21
Pico Iyer
Vintage Books
1996
067976075X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A vivid first novel about an American in contemporary Cuba who falls in love with a local girl.
$15.95

Cuba, Between Reform and Revolution

CBA22
Louis A. Perez
Oxford University Press
2014
466
0199301441
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic history of the island, and especially of the period leading up to the Cuban revolution.
$54.95

Havana Dreams, A Story of a Cuban Family

CBA26
Wendy Gimbel
Random House
1999
256
0679750703
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The story of Fidel Castro's illegitimate family, this chronicle -- by a journalist who logged hours of interviews with her subjects and had access to many personal documents -- is in many ways a tale of Cuba's multiple transformations during the 20th century.
$15.00

The Houses of Old Cuba

CBA31
Lilian Llanes, Jean-Luc d' Lagaurigue (Photographer)
Thames & Hudson
2001
200
0500282722
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A beautifully illustrated history of Cuban architecture as shown through its private houses, with essays accompanying 168 color photographs.
$34.95

Before Night Falls

CBA37
Reinaldo Arenas, Delores Koch (Translator)
Penguin Putnam
1994
336
0140157654
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A deeply moving autobiography, highly critical of the Castro regime. Arenas tells the story of his youth in poor, rural Cuba, his time with Castro's rebels, and his emergence as a writer. Seen as a political dissident both for his political views and his homosexuality, Arenas fled to New York, where he died of AIDS in 1991 (shortly after this book was completed).
$17.00

On Becoming Cuban

CBA43
Louis A. Perez
University of North Carolina Press
2007
579
0060958995
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A masterful scholarly history of Cubanidad and the love-hate relationship with the United States.
$35.00

A Photographic Guide to Birds of the West Indies

CRB127
Allan Sander, G. Michael Flieg
Ralph Curtis Publishing
2000
144
0883590506
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact shirt-pocket guide. With a map of the islands and 300 color photographs.
$15.95

Dirty Havana Trilogy

CBA44
Natasha Wimmer (Translator), Pedro Juan Gutierrez
Ecco Press
2002
392
0060006897
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A novel of contemporary Havana's steamy underbelly, originally published in Spain -- and banned in the author's native Cuba.
$14.99

Walker Evans, Cuba

CBA56
Andrei Codrescu, Walker Evans
J. Paul Getty Museum
2011
96
0892366176
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The original 1933 photographs of Cuba by the great social realist Walker Evans.
$24.95

Havana & Cuba Central Map

CBA64
ITMB
ITMB
2016
2
1771293358
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper, ITMB's double-sided map features downtown Havana on one side (1:12,000) and central Cuba on the other (1:420,000).
$12.95

Eyewitness Guide Cuba

CBA67
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
328
1465427104
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, illustrated guide with excellent neighborhood maps, hundreds of photographs and succinct listings. Features innovative 3-D diagrams.
$25.00

Cubanisimo, The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature

CBA76
Cristina Garcia (Editor)
Vintage Books
2003
378
0385721374
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Cleverly organized by musical rhythm, novelist Garcia includes stories, poems and literary excerpts in her wide-ranging anthology, for which she also provides an introduction
$14.00

New Art of Cuba

CBA79
Luis Camnitzer
University of Texas Press
2003
456
0292705174
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A survey of Cuban art since 1981, all by young artists who have come-of-age since the revolution, and revised to reflect more recent developments. Twenty-four new color plates augment the 200 black-and-white illustrations.
$29.95

Havana, Two Faces of the Antillean Metropolis

CBA91
Joseph Scarpaci, Roberto Segre, Mario Coyula
University of North Carolina Press
2002
437
0807853690
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Two leading Cuban architects and a U.S. geographer present a historical overview of Havana’s urban-social geography from 1519 until today. An American Library Association Choice Outstanding Book Award winner.
$35.00

Looking For History, Dispatches From Latin America

SAM60
Alma Guillermoprieto
Vintage Books
2002
303
0375725822
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A beautifully written, incisive collection of essays on contemporary Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Peru and Mexico.
$16.95

Last Dance in Havana, The Final Days of Fidel and the Start of the New Cuban Revolution

CBA96
Eugene Robinson
Free Press
2007
288
0743246225
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A journalist's account of life in Cuba and especially the importance of music and dance.
$19.95

Dancing with Cuba, A Memoir of the Revolution

CBA97
Alma Guillermoprieto
Vintage Books
2005
304
0375725814
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Guillermoprieto writes with her usual insight, wit and lucid prose. about teaching at the National School of Dance in Havana in the 1970s
$15.95

Adios Hemingway

CBA100
Leonardo Padura Fuentes, John King (Translator)
Canongate
2005
229
184195795X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Following Padura's popular four-book series, Cuban detective Mario Conde returns in this literary novella to investigate a murder that occurred on Ernest Hemingway's estate over forty years before.
$13.00

Time Out Havana, And The Best Of Cuba

CBA101
Ismay Atkins (Editor)
TimeOut
2007
252
1846700140
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An up-to-date guide on what to do and where to go by the people who publish Time Out Magazine.
$19.95

Dancing to Almendra

CBA107
Mayra Montero
Picador USA
2007
0312426739
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Montero weaves real people and events with invention in this compelling tale marvelously set in 1957 Havana of the advantures of Yolanda a beautiful, one-armed former circus performer.
$25.00

National Geographic Cuba

CBA109
Christopher P. Baker
National Geographic
2017
272
1426217692
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A traveler's guide to the history, nature, culture and attractions of Cuba, thoroughly illustrated in dependable National Geographic style.
$22.99

The Island That Dared

CBA115
Dervla Murphy
Sickle Moon
2010
432
190601146X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
1
0
Our favorite Irish grandmother traipses off to Cuba in this latest adventure, now-grown daughter Rachael and granddaughters in tow.
$39.95

The Cuban Revolution, Origins, Course, and Legacy

CBA124
Marifeli Perez-Stable
Oxford University Press
2011
207
0195367081
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Perez-Stable offers insights into the triumphs and failures of the revolution, blaming the weakened economy on Cuba's dependence on the Soviet Union and failure to diversify commerce.
$46.00

That Infernal Little Cuban Republic, The United States and the Cuban Revolution

CBA128
Lars Schoultz
University of North Carolina Press
2011
745
0807871893
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing on a rich array of firsthand documents and interviews, Schoultz explores the efforts of ten U.S. administrations to end the Cuban Revolution.
$36.95

Insight Guide Cuba

CBA131
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
368
1780052049
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This illustrated, surprisingly informative guide includes excellent color maps and thoughtful short essays on history, culture and attractions.
$22.99

Cuba

CBA135
Jeffrey Milstein
Monacelli Press
2010
28
1580932754
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Milstein’s beautiful collection of 100 photographs captures the colors, textures and people of the alluring and gritty urban Cuba.
$25.00

Travelers' Tales of Old Cuba, From Treasure Island to Mafia Den

CBA137
John Jenkins
Ocean Press
2010
175
0980429218
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This collection of first-hand accounts documents the evolution of Havana from a port popular with Caribbean pirates to the tourist-centered urban paradise of today.
$15.95

Primary Health Care in Cuba, The Other Revolution

CBA147
Laurence Branch, Linda Whiteford
Rowman & Littlefield
2009
138
0742566358
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Branch and Whiteford look at Cuba's approaches to child and maternal health, control of communicable and contagious diseases, treatment of chronic diseases, and care for the elderly in this scholarly overview.
$32.00

Cuban Landscapes: Heritage, Memory and Place

CBA150
Armando H. Portela, Joseph Scarpaci
Aa Balkema
2009
216
1606233238
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An interdisciplinary examination of the meaning of Cubanness (cubanidad) as manifested through landscape representations. Draws on landscape architecture, art and art history, popular culture, and cultural geography in exploring how insiders and outsiders express aspects of the island’s identity and representation
$32.00

The Whole Island, Six Decades of Cuban Poetry

CBA152
Mark Weiss
University of California Press
2009
602
0520258940
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The translations in this landmark anthology, almost all of them new, convey the intensity and beauty of the accompanying Spanish originals -- an essential source for understanding the literature and culture of Cuba, its diaspora, and the Caribbean at large.
$34.95

To and from Utopia in the New Cuban Art

CBA154
Rachel Weiss
University of Minnesota Press
2011
322
081666515X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Weiss (Art Institute of Chicago), who has been traveling to and writing about Cuba since 1986, presents an in-depth critical history of the new Cuban art, with a focus on its role in public debate. Includes dozens of color photographs.
$34.95

Debating U.S.-Cuban Relations, Shall We Play Ball?

CBA156
Jorge I. Dominguez (Editor)
Routledge
2012
268
0415893232
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The authors in this academic anthology argue that U.S.-Cuban relations are in many respects still in poor shape, yet some cooperative elements have begun to take hold and offer promise for future developments.
$45.95

Cuba Classics, A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles

CBA158
Christopher P. Baker
Interlink Publishing Group
2006
208
1566565464
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A fan of the open road, Baker celebrates the extraordinary cars, the remarkable people who love them and the Cuban love affair with the U.S. automobile in dozens of dazzling color photographs.
$29.95

This is Cuba

CBA157
Ben Corbett
Hachette
2004
304
0813342244
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Corbett interviews everyday people living on the fringes of Castro's official Cuba for this account, both a stinging indictment of government policy and a testament to the Cuban spirit.
$18.00

Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes

CBA160
William Kennedy
Penguin Putnam
2012
328
0143122045
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
His life radically changed by an encounter with Ernest Hemingway in Cuba, journalist Daniel Quinn embarks on a turbulant journey marked by such historical events as the Albany race riots, the rise of Fidel Castro and the assassination of Robert Kennedy.
$16.00

The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs

CBA162
Jim Rasenberger
Scribner
2012
480
1416596534
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Jim Rasenberger's gripping, revisionist account of the invasion of the Bay of Pigs, published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the misguided adventure, draws on newly available information from the CIA and his own family history.
$18.00

Cuba, A New History

CBA165
Richard Gott
Yale University Press
2005
384
0300111142
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
British journalist Gott casts a fresh eye on the history of the Caribbean island from its pre-Columbian origins to the present.
$23.00

Guantanamo, An American History

CBA167
Jonathan M. Hansen
Hill and Wang
2011
428
0809053411
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Hansen traces the history and enduring myths surrounding America's oldest naval base.
$35.00

An Island Called Home, Returning to Jewish Cuba

CBA169
Ruth Behar
Rutgers
2009
0813545005
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Now a professor of anthropology in Michigan, Behar travels back to her native island to uncover the remarkable history of Jews in Cuba. Includes black-and-white photographs.
$29.95

Worth Looking For

Cuba or the Pursuit of Freedom

CBA07
Hugh Thomas
Da Capo Press
1998
1826
0306808277
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
This magisterial history begins in 1762 and follows Cuba through the colonial period and the revolution to contemporary times.
$45.00

Mi Moto Fidel, Motorcycling through Castro's Cuba

CBA41
Christopher P. Baker
National Geographic
2002
305
0792264223
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Baker's lively account of a three-month tour through Cuba on a big, red BMW. No shrinking violet, the popular guidebook author includes his many bar and bedroom scenes in this down-to-earth, personal portrait of contemporary Cuba.
$24.95

Cuba Diaries

CBA74
Isadora Tattlin
Broadway Books
2003
304
0767914848
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
In this rousing memoir, subtitled An American Housewife in Havana, Tattlin writes with verve of her family's "rowdy, ambiguous, ironic and sometimes exhilarating time" living in 1990s Cuba.
$15.00

Enduring Cuba

CBA84
Zoe Bran
Lonely Planet Publications
2008
256
1741795192
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Bran probes beneath the surface in this absorbing account of meeting locals, a Santeria ceremony and many questions about politics.
$14.99

Inside Havana

CBA102
Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez
Taschen
2011
240
3836531771
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
This handsome book showcases the diverse architecture of Havana, from modernist masterpieces to splendid baroque palaces and traditional businesses such as the Partagas cigar factory, one of Havana’s oldest and finest. With expert writing by Hernandez and rich color photographs by Gianni Basso.
$29.99

Frommer's Cuba

CBA125
Claire Boobbyer
Frommer's
2011
0470921730
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A comprehensive, practical guide to the region with excellent recommendations for hotels, restaurants and excursions. With two-color maps throughout.
$21.99

Cuba, Art and History from 1868 to Today

CBA127
Natha Bondil (Editor)
Prestel
2009
368
3791343947
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
With ravishing color reproductions of murals, posters, paintings and photographs, this magnificent book documents the history of art in Cuba from independence.
$49.95

Havana

CBA155
Michael Eastman
Prestel
2011
144
3791346245
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
A photographer of New Orleans, Paris and other iconic cities, Eastman captures the decaying splendor, crumbled facades and grand interiors of Havana in nearly 100 exquisitely detailed and richly colored large-scale photographs taken over two decades.
$60.00

Havana Requiem

CBA185
Paul Goldstein
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012
308
0809053934
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
1
In this legal thriller by Stanford law professor Goldstein, the charismatic, troubled intellectual property specialist Michael Seeley travels to Cuba to help Cuban musician Hector Reynoso and his friends recover copyrights to their songs.
$26.00

The Man Who Invented Fidel, Castro, Cuba and Herbert L. Matthews of the New York Times

CBA254
Anthony Depalma
Hachette
2007
308
1586484427
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
This dramatic story of how New York Times reporter Herbert L. Matthews helped Castro rise to power offers illuminating insight into the fraught history of Cuban-American relations and the precarious balance between truth and myth.
$16.95