Cuba- A Concise History for Travellers

Penguin Books (1998)

History of CubaCigars, mojitos, beaches, baseball, Hemingway haunts and Tropicana girlie shows are all very well.

But for those who want to pack along 500 years of history with their sunscreen, Alan Twigg’s first of two books about Cuba provides an unbiased reflection of the island’s remarkable history–an overview that criticizes both the CIA-led foreign policies of the USA and the police state regime of Fidel Castro that has repressed intellectual freedom and persecuted dissidents.

-Penguin Books

Read the Cuba Concise History Review from Globe & Mail first printed in 2000.