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  • ISBN 0060142596
  • ISBN13 978-0060142599
  • Language English
  • Author Hugh Thomas
  • Publisher Harper & Row; 1st US edition (March 1, 1971)
  • Pages 1696
  • Formats mobi doc lit lrf
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1441 kb
  • Size Fb2 1586 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 431

Combines a panoramic survey of Cuban history from the English capture of Havana in 1762 to the present with a penetrating analysis of contemporary Cuban politics

Other places in this book say the Cuban army wasn't fighting most of the time. Book was in excellent condition even though used. It's one of the best history of Cuba. Unbiased till the time covered.

Other places in this book say the Cuban army wasn't fighting most of the time. Other authors say major pay-offs to Cuban army officers paved the way for Castro, and some of the pay-offs came from Cuban business leaders who thought Castro was for reform, liberty, etc. Poor souls.

Hugh Thomas's book explores the whole sweep of Cuban history from the English capture of Havana in. .

Hugh Thomas's book explores the whole sweep of Cuban history from the English capture of Havana in 1762 through the years of Spanish and United States domination down to the twentieth century and the extraordinary revolution of Fidel Castro. So much that seems obscure in the present Cuban scene', Hugh Thomas writes, 'becomes more comprehensible if set against the experiences of the previous four or five generations. First published in 1971, Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom is still one of the most important and authoritative books on this complex country - marrying Hugh Thomas's unique skills as an historian with an intricate and absorbing subject.

Hugh Swynnerton Thomas was born in Windsor, England on October 21, 1931. After studying history at Cambridge University, he worked at the British Foreign Office and was secretary to the British delegation at major disarmament talks. He lectured at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, Britain's premier officer training establishment. His nonfiction books included Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom, A History of the World, Rivers of Gold, The Golden Empire, and World Without End. The Spanish Civil War won the Somerset Maugham Prize in 1962. He was made a life peer in 1981 as Baron Thomas of Swynnerton.

He charts Cuba's evolution under Spanish rule from a complacent slave colony to an is Hugh Thomas's Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom (first published in 1971, intermittently updated over the years) is a massive look at the island's tumultuous history, from the British occupation of Havana in 1762 through the early years of Castro's regime.

Cuba, or the Pursuit of Freedom (1971) is a book of over 1,500 pages tracing the history of Cuba from Spanish colonial rule until the Cuban Revolution. Coat of arms of Hugh Thomas, Baron Thomas of Swynnerton. In 1985, he signed a petition against the Sandinista National Liberation Front of Nicaragua, in support of the Contras, an anti-Sandinista paramilitary group.

Cuba, or The Pursuit of Freedom. Book Description TBS The Book Service Ltd, 1970. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1971.

The Pursuit of Freedom. rhythm of the songs of Cuba as his master, Garda Lorca, did in Spain

The Pursuit of Freedom. Harper & row, publishers. rhythm of the songs of Cuba as his master, Garda Lorca, did in Spain. His books too were an exploration: they awoke middle-class white Cubans to the beliefS, habits and myths of the African Cubans, weakening their fear and ignorance. It was hard to distinguish Afro-Cuban religion from lower-class Catholicism.

Hugh Thomas on: Cuba or the Pursuit of Freedom. I've never read much about the history of Cuba or its politics, but I have enjoyed other books written by Hugh Thomas, and thought I might give this one a shot also. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 9 years ago. This is a comprehensive History of Cuba from 1762 to 1971. I will further confess that sometimes large books have a sort of fascination for me, and this is the largest single volume narrative I've ever seen: the book is 1710 pages long, and of that 1508 is text. Seriously, 1500+ pages of information on something is bound to be fascinating. If there are some errors here and there, it's to be expected, isn't it?

The Pursuit of Freedom. Published March 1971 by HarperCollins Publishers.

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бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. From award-winning historian Hugh Thomas, Cuba: A History is the essential work for understanding one of the most fascinating and controversial countries in the world

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. From award-winning historian Hugh Thomas, Cuba: A History is the essential work for understanding one of the most fascinating and controversial countries in the world. Hugh Thomas's acclaimed book explores the whole sweep of Cuban history from the British capture of Havana in 1762 through the years of Spanish and United States domination, down to the twentieth century and the extraordinary revolution of Fidel Castro

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Ynye
H.T. tried to get the history of Cuba (17th-20th centuries) into the first half of this volume. The Castro/Communist takeover in the second half. Short shrift for a lot of people. A lot of holes in this story. This book is a sort of overview. A place to get names of people and places, and help you get a foot-hold in Cuban history. For example, H.T. mentions Guevara's "brilliant" campaign but no description of means, methods, etc.: just "brilliant".
Other places in this book say the Cuban army wasn't fighting most of the time. Other authors say major pay-offs to Cuban army officers paved the way for Castro, and some of the pay-offs came from Cuban business leaders who thought Castro was for reform, liberty, etc. Poor souls. The sequel? Our people (US) want cheap labor as much as sugar and tobacco, so now we're sucking up to the Castro brothers.
Not-the-Same
Book was in excellent condition even though used. It's one of the best history of Cuba. Unbiased till the time covered. Would recommend
Netlandinhabitant
One of the most comprehensive books on Cuban history.
Kulasius
Very complete history of Cuba, but slow reading .