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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXCBA51

Item EXCBA51. Buy these 6 items as a set for $106 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life

DIV02
Paul Humann
New World Publications
1995
80
1878348108
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Humann's compact guide illustrates Caribbean fishes, corals, invertebrates and plants commonly encountered in shallower water.
$14.95

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cuba, What Everyone Needs to Know

CBA126
Julia Sweig
Oxford University Press
2016
384
0190620374
PAPER
History
1
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Birds of the West Indies

CRB161
Herbert Raffaele
Princeton University Press
2003
216
069111319X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A magnificently illustrated guide, featuring 86 color plates, range maps, and island checklists. Includes the endemic species of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Jamaica and other islands.
$24.95

More Books

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

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

Che Guevara, A Revolutionary Life

CBA113
Jon Lee Anderson
Grove Press
2010
672
080214411X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
10/31/2009
0
0
0
0
A revised and updated edition of Anderson's definitive biography, published to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.
$20.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For Kids

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

Worth Looking For

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