Recommended Reading

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Our recommended reading list will help get your mind closer to the island and you can purchase most of them directly from CCS.

We could list loads more so if you're in the neighborhood we invite you to visit, browse our library and books for sale, or have a chat with us.  

Muchas gracias to Cynthia Carris Alonso whose photos of Cuba are used througout our website.  Her photography book Passage to Cuba is a visual love letter to the island and its people.  

    1. Castro's Cuba by Lee Lockwood
    2. The Cuba Reader by William Leo Grande & Phil Brenner
    3. History of Havana by Dick Cluster & Rafael Hernandez
    4. Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana (Contemporary Cuba) by Marc Frank
    5. Cuba: A New History (Yale Nota Bene) by Richard Gott
    6. Back Channel: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana by William Leo Grande & Peter Kornbluh
    7. Listen Yankee: Why Cuba is Important by Tom Hayden
    8. What Lies Across the Water:  The Real Story of the Cuban Five by Stephen Kimber
    9. Race In Cuba: Essays On the Revolution and Racial Inequality by Esteban Morales Dominguez
    10. Cuban Counterpoint: Tobacco and Sugar by Fernando Ortiz & Harriet de Onís
    11. On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, and Culture by Louis A. Perez
    12. One Day in December: Celia Sanchez and the Cuban Revolution by Nancy Stout
    13. Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know by Julia Sweig


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