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A History of the Cuban Revolution presents a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an event that continues to spark debate 50 years later.

  • Balances a comprehensive overview of the political and economic events of the revolution with a look at the revolution’s social impact
  • Provides a lively, on-the-ground look at the lives of ordinary people
  • Features both U.S. and Cuban perspectives to provide a complete and well-rounded look at the revolution and its repercussions
  • Encourages students to understand history through the viewpoint of individuals living it
  • Selected as a 2011 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice
©2011 Aviva Chomsky (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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a brief and fair historical overview

This is not an exhaustive study but an abbreviated overview, historical and analytical, of Cuba

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The book is great; the reading is terrible!

Would you try another book from Aviva Chomsky and/or Chris Snelgrove?

Certainly by the author; not necessarily by the reader, unless it were an all-English text.

What didn’t you like about Chris Snelgrove’s performance?

Snelgrove unfortunately butchers most of the Spanish and French-language names and phrases in the book. With so many references to Cuban words, phrases, and historical personae, it seems it would have been worth the time to learn to pronounce them. This mispronunciation (sometimes drastic mispronunciation) takes away from the listening experience.

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OMG please move to Havana

If the US is so evil and Cuba so great, why doesn't the author live in Havana?

1 of 8 people found this review helpful