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Summary

A History of the Cuban Revolution presents a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an event that continues to spark debate 50 years later.

  • Balances a comprehensive overview of the political and economic events of the revolution with a look at the revolution’s social impact
  • Provides a lively, on-the-ground look at the lives of ordinary people
  • Features both U.S. and Cuban perspectives to provide a complete and well-rounded look at the revolution and its repercussions
  • Encourages students to understand history through the viewpoint of individuals living it
  • Selected as a 2011 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice
©2011 Aviva Chomsky (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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  • John
  • 03-01-16

a brief and fair historical overview

This is not an exhaustive study but an abbreviated overview, historical and analytical, of Cuba

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  • Katherine Paarlberg
  • 16-03-17

The book is great; the reading is terrible!

Would you try another book from Aviva Chomsky and/or Chris Snelgrove?

Certainly by the author; not necessarily by the reader, unless it were an all-English text.

What didn’t you like about Chris Snelgrove’s performance?

Snelgrove unfortunately butchers most of the Spanish and French-language names and phrases in the book. With so many references to Cuban words, phrases, and historical personae, it seems it would have been worth the time to learn to pronounce them. This mispronunciation (sometimes drastic mispronunciation) takes away from the listening experience.

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  • Elena McGrath
  • 10-06-18

A missed opportunity for narration

This is a thoroughly researched, scholarly account of the Cuban revolution that explores both academic, policy, and cultural meanings of this revolution in Cuba and the US. I want to recommend it to anyone interested in the history of Cuba, but it's undermined by a narrator who does not pronounce Spanish words correctly half the time. Names, places, all hard to follow because of pronunciation. There are so many bilingual (or at least more familiar with Spanish pronunciation!) people out there who could have read this work without distracting and confusing listeners interested in the history. A real missed opportunity.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-04-16

OMG please move to Havana

If the US is so evil and Cuba so great, why doesn't the author live in Havana?

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