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1 BARCLAY, JULIET; CHARLES, MARTIN (PHOTOGRAPHS); SPENGLER, EUSEBIO LEAL (FOREWORD); DE BORBON Y ESCASANY, FRANCISCO (INTRODUCTION). Havana: Portrait Of A City.
Cassell & Company, London: 1995. 0304345547 / 9780304345540 First Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Traces the development of Cuba's capital from the early sixteenth century to its heyday in the late nineteenth century. Combining detgailed research with an obvious affection for the city, Juliet Barclay has written a clear, concise and evocative history of Havana. Includes an Index. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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2 BLACK, ALEXANDRA; MCBRIDE, SIMON (PHOTOGRAPHY). Living In Cuba.
St. Martin's Press, New York: 1998. 0312197276 / 9780312197278 Second Printing. A Thomas Dunne Book. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The largest and most beguiling island of the Caribbean, Cuba has fascinated visitors to its palm-fringed shores for more than five hundred years. The first was Columbus in 1492, who claimed the country for Spain and determined its future as the prize port of the Americas. Its fertile interior yielded tobacco and sugar cane more valuable than gold, funding a rich cultural flowering over four centuries that is still evident in the nation's arts, interior decoration, and architecture. Living In Cuba captures the island's brilliant mix of uniquely preserved architectural and interior styles, from early colonial to baroque to art nouveau and art deco, and brings to life its exotic atmosphere, people and history. Includes an Index. 
Price: 53.10 USD
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3 BROWNE, G. WALDO & DOLE, NAHAN HASKELL; ELLIS, A. M., EDWARD S. (GENERAL INTRODUCTION). The New America And The Far East Volume Vii.
Marshall Jones Company, Boston: 1910. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
Contains the balance of the article on China by the Honorable John D. Long, and the article on Cuba by General Leonard Wood. Illustrated. Includes a map of Cuba. 
Price: 70.25 USD
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4 DAVALOS, ARMANDO HART; BAEZ, LUIS ( INTERVIEW BY). Changing The Rules Of The Game.
Letras Cubanas Publishers, Havana: 1983 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 

Price: 42.28 USD
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5 DIDION, JOAN. Miami.
Simon and Schuster, New York: 1987. 0671646648 / 9780671646646 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Deals with the fateful relationship between the Cuban exiles of Miami and the larger body politic of the United States. Describes a place in which two profoundly different cultures co-exist (apparently with no understanding of each other) and where the myths of Cuban exile have not only become the everyday stuff of local politics, but have spread out from Miami to the White House and beyond. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.08 USD
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6 DIMOCK, JOSEPH J.; PEREZ, LOUIS A. (EDITOR). Impressions Of Cuba In The Nineteenth Century: The Travel Diary Of Joseph J. Dimock.
SR Books, Wilmington: 1998. 0842026584 / 9780842026581 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
Joseph J. Dimock's perceptions of Cuba in his travel diary offer a remarkable firsthand view of a fascinating period in the island's history. Impressions of Cuba in the Nineteenth Century describes the social, economic, and political conditions in the 1850s. Dimock's entries of his travels and observations as an American reveal details of Cuban agriculture, plant life, and natural resources. The diary gives elaborate accounts of the sugar industry as wellas extensive commentary on the daily life of slaves, Spaniards, and Cubans. Transportation, housing, and culture are also explored. Dimock's curiosity led him around the island, into prisons, salons, and other unusual places. "Provides unique insights into the history of Cuba, the United States, and the final years of the Spanish empire in the Americas. Thus, it will be especially useful to historians interested in sharing the connections betwen parts of the world often treated separately." - James Krippner-Martinez, Assistant Professor of History, Haverford College 
Price: 22.56 USD
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7 EVANS, WALKER; KELLER, JUDITH (INTRODUCTION); CODRESCU, ANDREI (ESSAY). Walker Evans: Cuba.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In 1933, Walker Evans traveled to Cuba to take photographs for The Crime of Cuba, a book by American journalist Carleton Beals. Beals's explicit goal was to expose the corruption of dictator Gerardo Machado and the torturous relationship between the United States and its island neighbor. Evans's photographs are fascinating both for their subject matter and the evidence they provide of his artistic development. This volume brings together more than sixty of these images all from the J. Paul Getty Museums extensive holdings of the photographers work. Codrescu's spirited text helps to provide a sense of the aesthetic and political forces that were shaping Evans's art in the early 1930s. He argues that the photographs are the work of a young artist whose temperament was distinctly at odds with Beals's impassioned rhetoric and shows that Evans was just beginning to combine his early, formalist aesthetic with the social concerns that would figure so prominently in his later work. Together, the images and the insightful essay provide a compelling study of a major artist at an important juncture in his career. Andrei Codrescu is a poet, novelist, essayist, and commentator for National Public Radio. He is the author of Ay, Cuba! (Picador, 1999) and the founder of Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Letters and Life. Judith Keller is senior curator in the Department of Photographs at the Getty Museum and author of Walker Evans: The Getty Museum Collection (Getty Publications, 1995). "A beautiful and essential publication for those interested in Walker Evans, and an alluring and fascinating book for anyone interested in Cuba." - Black & White "Evans's pictures are lyrical observations of Havana's streets and people." - New York Times Book Review "Printed large in this album, [the pictures] all look marvelous." - Booklist "Andrei Codrescu is a knowledgeable guide, and it's easy, it's pleasurable, to lose oneself in Old Havana without stirring from the comforts of home." - Easy Reader "The photographs in Cuba reveal an empathy for the downtrodden that would be expressed most famously in Evans's chronicle of Depression America, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men." - Times Literary Supplement "Catches both the country and its American chronicler on the cusp of change." - Miami Herald 
Price: 23.70 USD
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8 KENNEDY, ROBERT F.; MCNAMARA, ROBERT S. & MACMILLAN, HAROLD (INTRODUCTIONS). Thirteen Days: A Memoir Of The Cuban Missile Crisis.
W. W. Norton & Co., New York: 1969. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Intensely moving and dramatic account, of the agonizing events of the thirteen days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when America confronted Russia in the Caribbean. Includes an Index. 
Price: 4.42 USD
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9 ROSENDAHL, MONA. Inside The Revolution: Everyday Life In Socialist Cuba.
Cornell University Press, Ithaca: 1997. 080148412X / 9780801484124 Anthropology of Contemporary Issues Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The first ethnographic study of life in Cuba to emerge in over twenty years, Inside the Revolution offers a rare, close view of how socialist ideology translates into everyday experience in one Cuban municipality. Mona Rosendahl draws on eighteen months of fieldwork, in a municipality she calls by the fictional name Palmera, to present a vivid account of the lives and thoughts of residents, many of whom have lived inside the revolution for more than thirty-five years. In Palmera, support for the socialist program remains strong. Rosendahl attributes continuing loyalty to four conditions: improvements in the standard of living from 1959 to 1990, the uniformity and omnipresence of political communications from the government, a historical emphasis on local participation in the revolution, and the consistency of revolutionary ideals with traditional machista expectations and practices. Through an analysis of ideology and practice in contemporary Cuba, Rosendahl documents how its citizens support the present political system, and how reciprocal economics between households and ideas about gender both reinforce and challenge that system. Rosendahl also explains how those who oppose state socialism resist participation in society through inaction or withdrawal. "It is remarkable that of the hundreds of books published in recent decades on Cuba, so few have provided detail about the impact of Castro's regime on ordinary Cubans. Rosendahl's book does so, and for this reason is an invaluable contribution. . . . Inside the Revolution looks at family matters, marriage and work, household economies, bureaucracy, and the concept of mobilization, among other subjects. . . . Attractively printed . . . interesting photographs." — Choice "Rosendahl, a Swedish anthropologist, has written a rare close-up analysis of how the ideology of the Cuban revolution translates itself into everyday experience. Her study of a municipality in Oriente province provides a nuanced antidote to those who would argue that the regime no longer enjoys grassroots support." — Kenneth Maxwell, Foreign Affairs "This book not only contributes substantively to our understanding of what the Cuban revolution has meant to its people, but it offers invaluable methodological insight into the challenges of ethnographic research in a society where critical discourse is more tightly controlled. . . . This book not only informs, but entreats students of political economy, Latin cultures, gender roles, and social stratification to go beyond their preconceived ideas and take a systematic, firsthand look at Cuban socialism—its strengths and weaknesses. Rosendahl's observations and insights into Cuban life as well as her experiences in doing research in such a unique society should prove invaluable to a wide audience." — Contemporary Sociology "Inside the Revolution is a seriously researched and . . . well-written monograph."—Gert Oostinde, New West Indian Guide. 1999. "Rosendahl's overall focus is ideology—understood broadly as a set of ideas that deals with society and social relations in terms of what is, what ought to be, and what may be. However, her aim is to demonstrate how the official political ideology is met and interpreted from a local point of view. Thus, she not only examines the premises and contents of the official ideology, but also examines how the ideology is codified and experienced in everyday life."—Marit Melhuus, University of Oslo. Ethnos Vol. 64:3, 1999 "Rosendahl's ethnography takes readers to a place and time when Cubans suffered fewer hardships and shared a stronger faith in the Castro government: Orient province in the late 1980s. . . The study analyzes the transmission of socialist ideology, its translation into practice, and its refashioning into a 'folk version' of the official revolutionary discourse by ordinary Cubans. . . Her observations and interviews offer rare and valuable insights into life in provincial Cuba." — Michael Snodgrass, Indiana University-Purdue University, Latin American Research Review, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2001 
Price: 23.47 USD
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10 ROSENDAHL, MONA. Inside The Revolution: Everyday Life In Socialist Cuba.
Cornell University Press, Ithaca: 1997. 080148412X / 9780801484124 Anthropology of Contemporary Issues Series. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The first ethnographic study of life in Cuba to emerge in over twenty years, Inside the Revolution offers a rare, close view of how socialist ideology translates into everyday experience in one Cuban municipality. Mona Rosendahl draws on eighteen months of fieldwork, in a municipality she calls by the fictional name Palmera, to present a vivid account of the lives and thoughts of residents, many of whom have lived inside the revolution for more than thirty-five years. In Palmera, support for the socialist program remains strong. Rosendahl attributes continuing loyalty to four conditions: improvements in the standard of living from 1959 to 1990, the uniformity and omnipresence of political communications from the government, a historical emphasis on local participation in the revolution, and the consistency of revolutionary ideals with traditional machista expectations and practices. Through an analysis of ideology and practice in contemporary Cuba, Rosendahl documents how its citizens support the present political system, and how reciprocal economics between households and ideas about gender both reinforce and challenge that system. Rosendahl also explains how those who oppose state socialism resist participation in society through inaction or withdrawal. "It is remarkable that of the hundreds of books published in recent decades on Cuba, so few have provided detail about the impact of Castro's regime on ordinary Cubans. Rosendahl's book does so, and for this reason is an invaluable contribution. . . . Inside the Revolution looks at family matters, marriage and work, household economies, bureaucracy, and the concept of mobilization, among other subjects. . . . Attractively printed . . . interesting photographs." — Choice "Rosendahl, a Swedish anthropologist, has written a rare close-up analysis of how the ideology of the Cuban revolution translates itself into everyday experience. Her study of a municipality in Oriente province provides a nuanced antidote to those who would argue that the regime no longer enjoys grassroots support." — Kenneth Maxwell, Foreign Affairs "This book not only contributes substantively to our understanding of what the Cuban revolution has meant to its people, but it offers invaluable methodological insight into the challenges of ethnographic research in a society where critical discourse is more tightly controlled. . . . This book not only informs, but entreats students of political economy, Latin cultures, gender roles, and social stratification to go beyond their preconceived ideas and take a systematic, firsthand look at Cuban socialism—its strengths and weaknesses. Rosendahl's observations and insights into Cuban life as well as her experiences in doing research in such a unique society should prove invaluable to a wide audience." — Contemporary Sociology "Inside the Revolution is a seriously researched and . . . well-written monograph."—Gert Oostinde, New West Indian Guide. 1999. "Rosendahl's overall focus is ideology—understood broadly as a set of ideas that deals with society and social relations in terms of what is, what ought to be, and what may be. However, her aim is to demonstrate how the official political ideology is met and interpreted from a local point of view. Thus, she not only examines the premises and contents of the official ideology, but also examines how the ideology is codified and experienced in everyday life."—Marit Melhuus, University of Oslo. Ethnos Vol. 64:3, 1999 "Rosendahl's ethnography takes readers to a place and time when Cubans suffered fewer hardships and shared a stronger faith in the Castro government: Orient province in the late 1980s. . . The study analyzes the transmission of socialist ideology, its translation into practice, and its refashioning into a 'folk version' of the official revolutionary discourse by ordinary Cubans. . . Her observations and interviews offer rare and valuable insights into life in provincial Cuba." — Michael Snodgrass, Indiana University-Purdue University, Latin American Research Review, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2001 
Price: 15.39 USD
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11 WELCH, RICHARD E. Response To Revolution: The United States And The Cuban Revolution, 1959-1961.
The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill: 1986. Second Printing. s Softcover. Good reading copy with underlining. 
The Cuban Revolution was a catalytic event in shaping American foreign policy over the past generation. This timely book is the first evaluation of United States policy toward Cuba in the early years of the Castro regime and the first effort to analyze public sentiment during this critical period. Includes an Index. 
Price: 96.90 USD
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