Jonathan M. Hansen
Simon & Schuster
"An intimate, revisionist portrait of the early years of Fidel Castro, showing how an unlikely young Cuban led his country in revolution and transfixed the world. Castro got his toughness from a father who survived Spain's nasty class system and colonial wars to become one of the most successful independent plantation owners in Cuba. He grew up to be full of contradictions. in prison, he showed a passion for French literature, wrote flowery love letters,...
Hill and Wang
At once wholly American and something in between, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, sits at the intersection of Cuban sovereignty, American control, and international law. Prized but neglected by imperial Spain, Guantanamo's generous harbour and strategic location at the epicentre of the Atlantic world tempted American empire builders over many generations.