Cuba: A Captivating Guide to the History of Cuba and Havana, The Cuban Revolution and Fidel Castro

Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: History, Americas
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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover captivating stories of people and events of Cuba, then pay attention...

Four captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • History of Cuba: A Captivating Guide to Cuban History, Starting from Christopher Columbus' Arrival to Fidel Castro
  • History of Havana: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Capital of Cuba, Starting from Christopher Columbus' Arrival to Fidel Castro
  • The Cuban Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Armed Revolt That Changed the Course of Cuba, Including Stories of Leaders Such as Fidel Castro, Chè Guevara, and Fulgencio Batista
  • Fidel Castro: A Captivating Guide to a Cuban Communist Revolutionary Who Served as the President of Cuba for Over 30 Years

The themes of the history of Cuba are as vast as they are inspiring. Cuba has stared death in the face throughout its rocky history, and most of the time it has gazed into the eyes of death and smiled. 

Over and over, oppressors have attempted to seize this island and its riches for their own selfish purposes. And over and over, revolutions have risen up to conquer in an attempt to return Cuba to its people.

The story of Cuba is a tale of courage and sacrifice, of horrific oppression and inspiring vision. It is a story about exploitation and hope, about a tiny island that rose to global importance. 

There are battles and shipwrecks, pirates and Indians, tragic sacrifices and resounding triumphs. The Cuban people over and over show their resilience, courage, and passion in the face of incredible odds. They are a people that one cannot help but admire. And in this captivating history audiobook, you'll discover their story.

Get this audiobook now to learn more about Cuba!

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Ignorance and revisionism posing as history.

A poor excuse for a pseudo-history book. The material is narrated by individuals incapable of pronouncing even the most common words in Spanish; but most outstanding is the gross deviation of the history of the country for the sake of elevating the dictatorship of Castro and its depravations on the Cuban people as the logical result of the greed of the United States.

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Didn't finish

I didn't finish this book. It had a propaganda feel to it. Also didn't go in depth on subjects.

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Horrible Performances

It would be a great idea for the persons reading the texts to know how to pronounce the names and locations. Its insulting to any Cuban listening, and gives those that are not the wrong representation

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Fascinating information mediocre performance

It seems to me that a book about a Spanish speaking country should be narrated by someone with at least some awareness of Spanish pronunciation. You won’t find that here, and that was a bit frustrating. But the information was interesting and fed my Cuba fascination.

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Perfect

An indictment of our mainstream media in their attempts to demonize Castro. Read historic details that you will not find anywhere else. Interesting story about the political history that shaped modern day Cuba. A good book about politics, businesses, and social events that led to the Castro revolution and development of modern Havana.

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Very interesting

You become much more aware of social and political exploitation and the means that were and still are necessary to end inequality. You gain a fair amount of knowledge on a man who's reputation was tarnished by the United States because of a difference in political thought.

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i love it


Actually, this is a pretty good book about what is going on there. The author is pretty brave but so are the Cuban people!

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Great guide

The most realistic description of Cuba's contemporary reality available, both problems and strengths. President Obama and Secretary Kerry should read it.

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A Captivating Guide to the History

An unbiased documentary of Cuban relations written byCaptivating History that can analyze Cuban relations from an economic and eyewitness perspective.

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LOVABLE GUIDE


I now have a better idea of the difficulties of moving Cuba out of the old economy but into something more prosperous for the Cubans. I still think that they will end up with a well to do class and then the rest of the people.

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  • Robin
  • 03-21-19

Powerful and intelligent

A strong and thoughtful summary of the Bay of Pigs disaster. Well written, very interesting, backed up by in-depth analysis.

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  • McJunkin
  • 03-21-19

Excellent detail

Great detail. I couldn't put it down. I was just a pre-teen during this time and this book startled me. I learned a lot of things I had never known. love it.

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  • Tinsley
  • 03-21-19

Events of that period of history

Truly gives you an unbelievable feel for the people concerned and the thinking going on by the players. Very satisfying read! I was an infant during this time, new what the BoP was, but this actually fleshed out the details.

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  • roger
  • 03-21-19

Love of the details

Excellent and informative book on Cuba, how it has developed since the revolutions and where it is now.

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  • jenny&peter
  • 03-20-19

No fluff

So many of these books are filled with fluff and plugs for places to spend money at. This one is straight forward, summarized well and informative. I will keep this book forever.

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  • Richard King
  • 03-20-19

Son was captivated by story!

My son enjoyed this book and it was just right for his level. A little difficult, but not too hard that he couldn't get through it, and was able to learn from it. This one got him interested in the topic.

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  • Loving Oliver
  • 03-20-19

interesting subject matter

Enjoyed Cuban revelations, as an American born Cuban I appreciated the in-depth look at Cuba from Captivating History's perspective. Definitely, shed some light.

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  • Lucille Mulhall
  • 03-20-19

GREAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!

The book is probably a "must BOOK" for anyone with business in Cuba or with the need to be up on policy in Cuba. While the general reader can glaze over while reading the reference data, there is nothing I know to substitute if you want to know what is going on in Cuba.

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  • Houston Christopher
  • 03-20-19

Good book

It is very easy to judge their story and history, this book made me rethink what I knew about Cuba, their communist government, and especially the Castro Brothers.

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  • George
  • 03-18-19

This book is well worth it

One of the best history lessons of Havana I've read. The author did a great job. I do recommend it. It's a keeper... Highly recommended for anyone interested in Cuba, the Caribbean, or great world cities.