Cuba A New History Richard Gott

Yale Nota Bene
Publication date:
11 Nov 2005
400 pages: 197 x 127 x 27mm
18 black & white illustrations

In this acute and profoundly engaged exploration of Cuban history, Richard Gott illuminates the island's entire revolutionary past, from pre-Columbian times to the present. He emphasises little-known aspects of Cuba's early centuries and provides an extraordinary account of Castro's regime, its lonely survival in the post-Soviet years, and its expected future.

Richard Gott, a British journalist and historian with many years' experience in Latin America, first visited Cuba in 1963 and has reported from the island many times since.

ÒIt is the distilled thought of one who has studied the islandÕs history and closely followed the career of Castro, its leader since 1959.ÓÑHugh OÕ Shaughnessy, BBC History Magazine