Bacardi And The Long Fight For Cuba

Author: Tom Gjelten
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440629983
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In this widely hailed book, NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten fuses the story of the Bacardi family and their famous rum business with Cuba's tumultuous experience over the last 150 years to produce a deeply entertaining historical narrative. The company Facundo Bacardi launched in Cuba in 1862 brought worldwide fame to the island, and in the decades that followed his Bacardi descendants participated in every aspect of Cuban life. With his intimate account of their struggles and adventures across five generations, Gjelten brings to life the larger story of Cuba's fight for freedom, its tortured relationship with America, the rise of Fidel Castro, and the violent division of the Cuban nation.

Last Seasons In Havana

Author: César Brioso
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496213793
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2020 SABR Baseball Research Award Last Seasons in Havana explores the intersection between Cuba and America’s pastime from the late 1950s to the early 1960s, when Fidel Castro overthrew Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. César Brioso takes the reader through the triumph of the revolution in 1959 and its impact on professional baseball in the seasons immediately following Castro’s rise to power. Baseball in pre?Castro Cuba was enjoying a golden age. The Cuban League, which had been founded in 1878, just two years after the formation of the National League, was thriving under the auspices of organized baseball. Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, players from the Major Leagues, Minor Leagues, and Negro Leagues had come to Cuba to play in the country’s wholly integrated winter baseball league. Cuban teams had come to dominate the annual Caribbean Series tournament, and Havana had joined the highest levels of Minor League Baseball, fielding the Havana Sugar Kings of the Class AAA International League. Confidence was high that Havana might one day have a Major League team of its own. But professional baseball became one of the many victims of Castro’s Communist revolution. American players stopped participating in the Cuban League, and Cuban teams moved to an amateur, state?sponsored model. Focusing on the final three seasons of the Cuban League (1958–61) and the final two seasons of the Havana Sugar Kings (1959–60), Last Seasons in Havana explores how Castro’s rise to power forever altered Cuba and the course of a sport that had become ingrained in the island’s culture over the course of almost a century.

Cuba

Author: Ted A. Henken
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610690125
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Written by some of the best-known independent scholars, citizen journalists, cyber-activists, and bloggers living in Cuba today, this book presents a critical, complete, and unbiased overview of contemporary Cuba. • Pays special attention to the opportunities, limitations, and challenges presented by the leadership of Raul Castro and his reforms • Provides an accurate, insider's perspective into contemporary Cuba supplied by Cubans who currently live and work on the island, in stark contrast with most accounts that are filtered through the lens of an outside observer • Supplies readers with a critical, comprehensive review of Cuban history, economics, politics, culture, and society that places current developments in historical context • Includes a glossary, an appendix of up-to-date statistical information, dozens of sidebars on a variety of important and unusual topics, and an annotated bibliography

Manana In Cuba

Author: José Azel
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781449076573
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Maana in Cuba is a comprehensive analysis of contemporary Cuba with an incisive perspective of the Cuban frame of mind and its relevancy for Cuba's future. Part one of the book critically explores the mindset Cubans have developed living under a totalitarian system and introduces modern concepts of choice architecture and governance that can be employed Maana in Cuba to foster a democratic civil society. Part two turns to a discussion of the principles that should guide sociopolitical and economic transition policies in line with Cuban culture and history. Maana in Cuba offers a sophisticated analysis of the challenges and opportunities that will be present in post-Castro Cuba with an eye to intelligent, nuanced, and often outside the box solutions to aid business and government policymakers interested in Cuba's future. A unique aspect of this book is that it does not seek to unnaturally mend a decimated civil society, but rather, it offers policy approaches anchored on current Cuban ethos and society. This is a book about finding ways to facilitate the Cuban transition from totalitarianism and a centrally planned economy to liberal democracy and a free-market economic system. As the author argues, the alternative visions presented for Cuba's future matter because one of them will crystallize into the sociopolitical and economic narrative of the country for generations to come.

Let There Be Candy For Everyone

Author: Mary Elizabeth Speck
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Cuba Then Cuba Now

Author: Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 1984897950
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In an enthralling blend of travel literature and history, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro provides an insightful portrait of a mesmerizing place. Building on the in-depth exploration of Cuba's society, culture, and politics that formed part of his recent book, Island People: The Carribbean and the World, Jelly-Schapiro adds new material covering the changes that followed the death of Fidel Castro. The result is a concise and up-to-date overview of Cuba's past and present and its enduring grip on the world’s imagination.

Book Review Digest

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The New Yorker

Author: Harold Wallace Ross
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Law Inequality

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Choice

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Talking Book Topics

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Digital Talking Books Plus

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The Nation

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The Rise Of Bacardi

Author: Jorge Del Rosal
Editor: Lid Publishing
ISBN: 9781912555611
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In 1862, in the city of Santiago di Cuba, a family-owned business purchased a distillery, producing the first bottle of what would become known as Barcadi rum. In the years that followed, Barcadi expanded to become a globally recognized household name, renowned for its premium quality white rum. The Bat tells the story of the Bacardi company, from its origins in the mid-19th century to its expansion in the early 20th to its international acclaim as the world's leading manufacturer of spirits today. This is the story of a company but it is also the story of a family who has faced political and societal upheaval, from the Spanish American War to American Prohibition and the Cuban Revolution, and has continued to go from strength to strength throughout over the last 150 years. As a member of the Bacardi family and former employee of the company, Jorge del Rosal provides a unique insider's point of view in parallel to his own story as the company expanded in the latter half of the 20th century to today.

101 Top Historical Sites Of Cuba

Author: Alan Twigg
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 9780888784407
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Even the most dedicated Cubaphile will discover new information in Alan Twigg's collection of seldom-seen attractions such as Fidel Castro's birthplace, the Celia Sanchez Museum, and the modernist statue atop the oldest open-pit mine in the Americas, erected in memory of runaway slaves. This handy illustrated compendium covers everything from the Cross of Columbus and the Bacardi Rum Factory to Havana's Morro Castle and Ernest Hemingway's Finca La Vigia. As well, there are dozens of well-known sites including the seven-metre bronze statue of Che Guevara in Santa Clara, the Virgin of Copper Basilica at El Cobre, the Museum of the Revolution and the Tropicana Nightclub in Havana, and the Playa Giron Museum on the Bay of Pigs.

A Nation Of Nations

Author: Tom Gjelten
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476743851
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The dramatic and compelling story of the transformation of America during the last fifty years, told through a handful of families in one suburban county in Virginia that has been utterly changed by recent immigration. In the fifty years since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, the foreign-born population of the United States has tripled. Significantly, these immigrants are not coming from Europe, as was the case before 1965, but from all corners of the globe. Today non-European immigration is ninety percent of the total immigration to the US. Americans today are vastly more diverse than ever. They look different, speak different languages, practice different religions, eat different foods, and enjoy different cultures. In 1950, Fairfax County, Virginia, was ninety percent white, ten percent African-American, with a little more than one hundred families who were “other.” Currently the African-American percentage of the population is about the same, but the Anglo white population is less than fifty percent, and there are families of Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and Latin American origin living all over the county. A Nation of Nations follows the lives of a few immigrants to Fairfax County over recent decades as they gradually “Americanize.” Hailing from Korea, Bolivia, and Libya, these families have stories that illustrate common immigrant themes: friction, between minorities, economic competition and entrepreneurship, and racial and cultural stereotyping. It’s been half a century since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act changed the landscape of America, and no book has assessed the impact or importance of this law as this one does, with its brilliant combination of personal stories and larger demographic and political issues.

The Washington Post Index

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Information Services Latin America

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Cuba Business

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Hoover S Handbook Of Private Companies 1998

Author: Hoover's, Incorporated
Editor: Hoover Institution Press
ISBN: 9781573110389
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Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies covers 714 nonpublic U.S. enterprises with revenues in excess of $600 million, including large industrial & service corporations like UPS & Goldman Sachs; hospitals & health care organizations such as Blue Cross; charitable & membership organizations including the Ford Foundation; mutual & cooperative organizations such as IGA; joint ventures such as Caltex; government-owned corporations such as the United States Postal Service; & major university systems, including The University of Texas System. This book features 210 in-depth Hoover's profiles (similar to those shown on pages 2-3) plus 504 shorter entries (as illustrated below). Company logos are shown for many of the profiled companies. Hoover's Handbook of Private Companies also includes lists of companies ranked by sales & by number of employees, plus Inc.'s list of fastest-growing private companies. It is indexed by headquarters location & industry, & by the people, companies & brand names mentioned in the profiles.