By Hugh Thomas
From award-winning historian Hugh Thomas, Cuba: A History is the basic paintings for knowing essentially the most interesting and arguable nations within the world.
Hugh Thomas's acclaimed publication explores the full sweep of Cuban historical past from the British catch of Havana in 1762 over the years of Spanish and usa domination, right down to the 20th century and the extreme revolution of Fidel Castro.
Throughout this era of over 200 years, Hugh Thomas analyses the political, monetary and social occasions that experience formed Cuban historical past with impressive perception and panache, masking topics starting from sugar, tobacco and schooling to slavery, battle and profession.
Encyclopaedic in variety and breathtaking in execution, Cuba is unquestionably one of many seminal works of worldwide history.
'An incredible feat ... the writer does extra to provide an explanation for the phenomenon of Fidel's upward push to energy than anyone else has performed to this point' - Spectator
'Brilliant' - The ny Times
'Immensely readable. Thomas's inspiration of history's scope is beneficiant, for he has now not restricted himself to telling outdated political and army occasions; he describes Cuban tradition in any respect levels ... now not basically available yet soaking up. His language is witty yet by no means mocking, crisp yet by no means harsh' - New Yorker
'Thomas turns out to have talked to each person no longer lifeless or in penitentiary, and skim every thing. he's scrupulously reasonable' - Time
Hugh Thomas is the writer of, between different books, The Spanish Civil War (1962), which gained the Somerset Maugham Award, Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom (1971), An Unfinished historical past of the World (1979), and the 1st volumes of his Spanish Empire trilogy, Rivers of Gold (2003) and The Golden Age (2010).
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