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The Resource Cuba : what everyone needs to know, Julia E. Sweig

Cuba : what everyone needs to know, Julia E. Sweig

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Cuba : what everyone needs to know
Title
Cuba
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
Julia E. Sweig
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ever since Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba in 1959, Americans have obsessed about the nation ninety miles south of the Florida Keys. America's fixation on the tropical socialist republic has only grown over the years, fueled in part by successive waves of Cuban immigration and Castro's larger-than-life persona. Cubans are now a major ethnic group in Florida, and the exile community is so powerful that every American president has curried favor with it. But what do most Americans really know about Cuba itself? In this third edition of the widely hailed Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know(r), Julia Sweig updates her concise and remarkably accessible portrait of the small island nation. This edition contains a new foreword that discusses developments since Obama and Raul Castro announced the normalization of US-Cuba relations and restored formal diplomatic ties. A new final chapter discusses how normalization came to pass and covers Pope Francis' visit to Cuba, where he met with Fidel and Raul Castro. Expansive in coverage and authoritative in scope, the book looks back over Cuba's history since the Spanish American War before shifting to recent times. Focusing equally on Cuba's role in world affairs and its own social and political transformations, Sweig divides the book chronologically into the pre-Fidel era, the period between the 1959 revolution and the fall of the Soviet Union, the post-Cold War era, and -- finally -- the post-Fidel era. Informative, pithy, and lucidly written, it is the best compact reference on Cuba's internal politics, its often fraught relationship with the United States, and its shifting relationship with the global community
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337773
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
972.91
Index
index present
LC call number
F1788
LC item number
.S955 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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what everyone needs to know
Label
Cuba : what everyone needs to know, Julia E. Sweig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Cuba Before 1959 -- 2. The Cuban Revolution and the Cold War, 1951-91 -- 3. The Cuban Revolution After the Cold War, 1991-2006 -- 4. After Fidel, Under Raul -- 5. A Changing Cuba Under Raul Castro's Presidency -- 6. December 17, 2014 and Beyond
Control code
5804059
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xxx, 344 pages
Isbn
9780190620363
Lccn
2016000685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn934628065
  • (OCoLC)934628065
Label
Cuba : what everyone needs to know, Julia E. Sweig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Cuba Before 1959 -- 2. The Cuban Revolution and the Cold War, 1951-91 -- 3. The Cuban Revolution After the Cold War, 1991-2006 -- 4. After Fidel, Under Raul -- 5. A Changing Cuba Under Raul Castro's Presidency -- 6. December 17, 2014 and Beyond
Control code
5804059
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xxx, 344 pages
Isbn
9780190620363
Lccn
2016000685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn934628065
  • (OCoLC)934628065

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