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History of Cuba: A Captivating Guide to Cuban History, Starting from Christopher Columbus' Arrival to Fidel Castro

Narrated by: Richard L Walton
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
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If you want to discover the remarkable history of Cuba, then pay attention....

The themes of the history of Cuba are as vast as they are inspiring. Cuba has stared death in the face throughout its rocky history, and most of the time it has gazed into the eyes of death and smiled. Over and over, oppressors have attempted to seize this island and its riches for their own selfish purposes. And over and over, revolutions have risen up to conquer in an attempt to return Cuba to its people.

The story of Cuba is a tale of courage and sacrifice, of horrific oppression and inspiring vision. It is a story about exploitation and hope, about a tiny island that rose to global importance.

There are battles and shipwrecks, pirates and Indians, tragic sacrifices and resounding triumphs. The Cuban people over and over show their resilience, courage, and passion in the face of incredible odds. They are a people that one cannot help but admire. And in this captivating history audiobook, you'll discover their story.

In History of Cuba: A Captivating Guide to Cuban History, Starting from Christopher Columbus' Arrival to Fidel Castro, you will discover topics such as: 

  • Cuba before Columbus
  • The arrival of the Spaniards
  • Slavery and sugarcane
  • War
  • "The Cry of Yara"
  • Freedom
  • Independent at last
  • A new leader
  • Castro's Cuba
  • Desperate times
  • A new horizon
  • And much, much more

So listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn more about the history of Cuba!

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This book offers strong opinions, particularly with regards to America’s interventions in Cuba before and after the Castro revolution.Other than that, a FANTASTIC history book. Very recommendable for anyone studying Cuba.

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It’s perfect

Strong overview; swift but informative. Uses largely America's own sources to show the role they played, of which he is rightly critical, yet also is honest about the challenges the Cuban revolution has not overcome.

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solid overview

I have never been one for history, but wanted to know a bit about Cuba. this book is so simply written and yet extremely informative, in parts which build to tell the story of Cuba, and the benefits the world has had due to Cuba. Well worth enjoy it.

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Buy this book

I found this to be an interesting, quick review of Cuban history. The author does really seem to try to be even handed in what is obviously a political minefield. Worth reading for background on Cuba, if you are otherwise unfamiliar with that tragic nation.

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This is an amazing book

Absorbing the experience of being part of the Cuban revolution, hanging with Fidel and Che and the women they loved, tasting the food they concocted from what they could buy from grateful villagers, smell the tropical rain.... This is a book that pulses and breathes with unexpected insight, humor, and erudition.recommend it highly enough.

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FANTASTIC history book

Captivating History's book is a fantastic and well-sourced overview of the revolution. A really fascinating book.
Good overall look at history or Cuban revolution - felt a little redundant at times.

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Excellent book. Well written

It's a pretty fun story, all together. It's the island where Christopher Columbus landed and the most troublesome, colonially.

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Very informative without being boring

A balanced, insightful analysis of the revolution that marked the 20th century, a revolution that showed the world that an alternative way of living is possible.

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Another angle on Cuban history

Really well written and approachable book. The author treated the subject for the most part neutrally and connected many of the subjects covered. The only real short fall is that it was short, wish it had a larger and deeper exploration of the subject by the author but as an introductory book into the subject it makes sense and excels at it.

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Enjoyable concise

I find with books like these that I sometimes have trouble keeping track of all of people mentioned, but the author wrote in such a way that each character stood out. Also, I loved the way the author reviewed Cuba’s history in the early part of the book, giving enough detail to set context but not slowing the book down with too much detail.

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  • 28-07-20

A good quick History of Cuba

My only complaint about the book is the somewhat neutral stance that book takes on Guevara and Castro. Both executed many that opposed them. Guevara was especially ruthless. Not a good person by any stretch.

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  • Elena deMurias
  • 10-05-20

A well informed overview.

A well informed overview. I am doing a project on Cuba in the 19th Century. I need to understand it’s history. This was clear. Hit the main points. Well read. Exactly what I needed.

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  • Johanna
  • 21-12-19

Piqued my curiosity

This is a briskly paced saga of courage, fierce spirit, and colorful characters. I was a little put off by the narrator's deep, gravelly voice at first, but soon grew accustomed to it. Others will find it appealing, I'm sure.

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  • Monica
  • 26-02-19

This is good book which I highly recommend

A Captivating gives the listner an insight as to why the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro, et al came about and is an informative example of the American cancer of greed and the influence of money and power over people and governments. The evil and corrupt Batista regime being yet again another instance of the historical US willingness to openly support such despots and tyrants purely for self-interest. This is good book which I highly recommend.

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  •  Sara versus
  • 24-02-19

fabulous guide

Enjoyed this quick history of Cuba. Won't take long to read and us helps gain a little understanding of the situation these people (and their country) have experienced.

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  • Emma
  • 24-02-19

LOVABLE GUIDE

A very good brief introduction to cuban history. I'm going there in a few months time and it got me started on understanding Cuba.

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  • Bright
  • 24-02-19

Very well explained

It profiles key people along the way like Castro, Guevara and Marti, and is spiced up with timely quotes. I learned a lot from this book and found the reading interesting from start to finish.

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  • Raymond Ava
  • 24-02-19

Terrific book

The books is precise and summarized in a very convenient way. Good introduction for anyone interested in learning about the history of Cuba.

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  • kieran Jaxon
  • 23-02-19

History well written

If you want to get a less-biased perspective of Cuba in the last 100 years, this is awesome. It was really helpful to me preparing to study in Cuba, and I really enjoyed every bit of it. Good read if you're in a curious mood!

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  • M.Maverick
  • 23-02-19

Well done

This gives me a completely different and detailed view as to what Cuba was like before Castro.Who knew! Great history of the events and circumstances that let Castro winl.