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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Cuba Expert Christopher P. Baker speaks on radio and TV about Fidel’s death and legacy

Following Fidel Castro’s death last Friday, my phone has been ringing off the hook with requests for radio and TV interviews about his death and legacy for Cuba and U.S.-Cuban...

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Superb new coffee-table book: CUBAN HARLEYS – MI AMOR

You know I love motorcycling… especially in Cuba, where several of my pals are harlistas: Owners of pre-revolutionary Harley-Davidsons. Enter stage left Jens Fuge, a German Harley fanatic and, like...

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Christopher P Baker wins Gold Award for “Best Photo: Portrait, People” in 2015 NATJA Awards

PASADENA, CA — The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) today announced that Christopher P. Baker won the Gold Prize in the 2015 NATJA Awards Competition in the “Best Photo: Portrait,...

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