BOOK REVIEW – ‘MAGDALENA: RIVER OF DREAMS – A STORY OF COLOMBIA’

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BOOK REVIEW: THE CUBANS – ORDINARY LIVES IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES

As a former foreign correspondent (1986-2008) for The New York Times, Anthony DePalma reported widely on Cuba (he also authored The Man Who Invented Fidel). He’s no stranger to its enigmatic...

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The Wasp Network

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Dervla Murphy’s ‘The Island That Dared: Journeys in Cuba’ reviewed

I’ve often claimed that my personal library contains more than 500 books on Cuba. Well, I’m currently moving house and that inspired me to count as I boxed up my...

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BOOK REVIEW: Our Woman in Havana

I don’t recall the last time I was so excited at the anticipation of reviewing a book. Thus I devoured Ambassador Vicki Huddleston’s Our Woman in Havana: A Diplomat’s Chronicle...

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Book review: Cuba, Hot & Cold

I just finished reading my pal Tom Miller’s latest gem, Cuba, Hot & Cold (The University of Arizona Press), and it’s left me with a smile on my face. Miller,...

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Havana Without Makeup… a review of this superb new book about Cuba

As a veteran of the Cuba scene and a serious bibliophile with a library exceeding 500 relevant titles, I’m a harsh critic of Johnny-come-lately texts about Cuba. Every year sees...

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