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First published in 1971, "Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom" is still the most important and authoritative book on this complex and often geopolitically significant country, marrying Hugh Thomas' unique skills as arguably the world's leading historian of Spanish-speaking peoples with an intricate and absorbing subject. This book explores the whole sweep of Cuban history, from the British capture of Havana in 1762 through the years of Spanish and American domination up to the twentieth century and the extraordinary revolution of Fidel Castro. Throughout the 200-year period of its scope, the book analyses the political, economic and social events that have shaped Cuban history with extraordinary insight and panache. Encyclopaedic in range and breathtaking in execution, "Cuba" is surely one of the seminal works of world history.
Download Cuba: A History. Hugh Thomas epub
ISBN: 0141034505
ISBN13: 978-0141034508
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Author: Hugh Thomas
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books (November 1, 2010)
Pages: 1184 pages
ePUB size: 1142 kb
FB2 size: 1463 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 775
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Excellent. Complete. Well-documented. It's a complicated history of colonialism, capitalism, socialism and a true social experiment. This helped me see many perspectives in a well-written, never boring, almost conversational way. It's satisfying and enjoyable.
On par with the late William Manchester as a master of making seemingly dry yet important details totally readable, Hugh Thomas provides the reader with a thorough, digestible narration of the fast moving kaleidoscope of Cuban cultural and political history. As always, his Reference section is a gold mine; he also notes what is missing: No biography exists of either Machado, or Jose Marti, two significant players.
As Cuba is currently still in a state of dynamic flux, one can only hope Dr. Thomas produces an update - perhaps loose-leaf notebook style!
Peter O. Whitmer
Hugh Thomas's enormous history/biography of Cuba stands out above all others. It is the classic textbook, but readable, fascinating, and very very very long.
Very good.
Hugh Thomas is a great historian and Hispanicist and this book is extremely well written, in fact a page turner for anyone interested in the history of Cuba. Author and subject undoubtedly deserve five stars. However, this Penguin edition has such a small type that my eyesight just can't take it after 250 out of the 1,000+ pages. There is so little change on the subject matter from the Da Capo Press, New York, 1998 edition, entitled "Cuba or the Pursuit of Freedom" that I am now reading from this edition, which I recommend to anyone interested in this title. It is even more complete and the type is somewhat larger.
It would really be nice if Amazon could give us information on the type-size of books, so that we could avoid wasting our money on the really smallish, cheapish stuff!