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Havana, Two Faces of the Antillean Metropolis
Two leading Cuban architects and a U.S. geographer present a historical overview of Havana’s urban-social geography from 1519 until today. An American Library Association Choice Outstanding Book Award winner.
Dreaming in Cuban
A short, poetic novel of three generations of Cuban women, their reactions to the revolution and the complex relations between those who remained in Cuba and those who settled in the United States.
Cuba, A New History
British journalist Gott casts a fresh eye on the history of the Caribbean island from its pre-Columbian origins to the present.
The Thing With Feathers, The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human
Birder, naturalist and traveler Noah Strycker explores the mysterious, highly intelligent nature of various bird species in this entertaining book about humanity’s feathered friends.
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Cuba.
King of Cuba
Garcia's richly satisfying tale revolves around a fictionalized Fidel Castro and an octogenarian Cuban exile obsessed with revenge.
A detailed, double-sided laminated map at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
Cuba, What Everyone Needs to Know
Director for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, Julia Sweig traces the geography, history and identity of Cuba in this admirably succinct portrait of the island nation and its role in world affairs.
Fields presents Cuba in his newest collection, featuring 120 color and 30 black-and-white photographs that illustrate the island's diverse landscapes. He captures the Matanzas coastlands, Vinales Valley tobacco fields and Havana metropolis, which serves as a backdrop to a series highlighting classic American cars. Includes cultural and historical commentary written in English and Spanish.
The Cuban Table
Through evocative writing and gorgeous photographs, Pelaez and Silverman have crafted a Cuban cookbook that is "lleno de vida" (full of life) with enticing, easy-to-follow recipes for classic Cuban coffees, simple dinners and leisurely lunches. They include personal stories from Cubans and Cuban diaspora communities from New York City to Florida.
A natural history of the Caribbean's largest tropical island.
Birds, The Art of Ornithology
A beautiful volume of ornithological art that tells the story of the craft and how it transformed from the naturalist artwork of the Renaissance to the present day. Features original artworks by luminaries like John James Audubon and John Gould.
Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Senator Kennedy describes the hour-by-hour negotiations in October 1962, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy, in this behind-the-scenes classic. With a forward by historian and Kennedy adviser Arthur M. Schlesinger.
Cuba, This Moment, Exactly So
This deluxe coffee-table book organizes 250 black-and-white photographs around micro-stories that immerse readers in the heat and culture of Cuba, the "Pearl of the Antilles." Includes a foreword by great travel writer Pico Iyer.
Endemic Birds of Cuba
With 168 full-color pages, this informative guide covers the 26 endemic Cuban species as well as 22 endemic West Indies species that also inhabit Cuba. Features original watercolor illustrations and photographs.
Che Guevara, A Revolutionary Life
A revised and updated edition of Anderson's definitive biography, published to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.
Wildlife of the Caribbean
This truly comprehensive guide to Caribbean (including Cuba!) wildlife includes 600 vivid color images of 451 species of plants, birds, mammals, fish and seashells.
Travelogue, ode to Cuban soul and society and clear-eyed report on the economic reforms that are sweeping the island nation, Marc Frank's colorful chronicle shows daily life in contemporary Cuba from the inside. Frank weaves his own story -- and the stories of his many friends and acquaintances -- into this indispensable first-hand report from the field.
This striking book, in a beautiful case with 40 ready-to-frame color prints slipped inside, features illustrations and essays from the rare book collection at the American Museum of Natural History.
Birds of Cuba
A compact field guide to the birds of Cuba, featuring 51 color plates, detailed species accounts and 144 local maps. The authors are curators at the National Museum of Natural History of Cuba.