The Exile, Cuba in the Heart of Miami
A portrait of modern Cuban Miami and the challenges it embodies. Rieff traces the history of Cuban immigration to Miami and how these exiles' dreams of returning home are becoming increasingly distant.
Havana, A Subtropical Delirium
Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky provides an electrifying portrait of the Cuban capital. His insider's view mixes history, travelogue, music, baseball, literature, cuisine and features Kurlansky's own hand-drawn illustrations.
Acclaimed essayist Joan Didion looks to Miami in this book of astute commentary. The drug war, Cuba, political scandals and race relations all find their way into this trenchant examination of a completely unique American city.
A History of Little Havana
A sanctuary to Cuban refugees since the 1959 revolution, Miami’s Little Havana is a vibrant, multi-ethnic neighborhood buzzing with culture and exciting arts and music movements. This is the first in-depth profile of an important community.
Our Man in Havana
The classic story of a British vacuum cleaner salesman who gets accidentally drawn into Cold War espionage with disastrous results.
Havana Without Makeup, Inside the Soul of the City
The E.U.'s ambassador to Cuba gives an intimate, insider's view of Havana, "the most sensual ruin on the planet." His unique, anti-tourist guide captures the soul of the city, just when it faces great transformation.
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 the great travel writer Pico Iyer.
Waiting for Snow in Havana
A lyrical memoir of a privileged, eccentric boyhood in 1950s Havana. Eire, a historian at Yale, fled with his brother to the United States in the wake of the revolution.
The Sugar King of Havana
John Paul Rathbone recounts "elegant, decadent and whirligig years" of pre-revolutionary Havana and the dramatic life of Julio Lobo, the richest man in Cuba.
Miami, A Cultural History
This readable, scholarly history of Miami takes us from Spanish exploration to the present. Anthony Maingot is a professor sociology and founding professor at Florida International University in Miami.
Frommer's EasyGuide to Miami and Key West
EasyGuides are full of practical, easy-to-absorb information and emphasize authentic experiences. This lightweight guide highlights important attractions with expert advice on accommodations and meals.
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.
Cuba Confidential, Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana
Investigative reporter Bardach uses the media circus and shenanigans surrounding Elian Gonzalez as a lens to examine heated relations between Cuban exiles in Miami, Castro's government and the United States.
The Old Man and the Sea
Hemingway's brief story of a fisherman who, after 84 days with no luck, finally makes a big catch. It’s an affectionate portrait of life in Cuba and winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Listen, Yankee, Why Cuba Matters
With an unabashedly liberal bias, Hayden insightfully covers the often troubled relationship between these two nations and brings readers to the present with consideration for the future of U.S.-Cuban relations.
Moon Handbook Havana
An up-to-date guide to Havana that includes maps, information on restaurants and attractions, and short introductory chapters on the people, history and culture.
Havana Modern: Twentieth-Century Architecture and Interiors
In vivid, original photographs, Connors ushers us through 100 examples of Havana’s best-preserved Nouveau and Art Deco architecture, built between the early 1900s and 1965.
Focusing on the years 1934 to 1961, Paul Hendrickson traces the writer's life through the story of his beloved boat, Pilar, which can be found at Hemingway's Finca La Vigia in San Francisco de Paula, east of Havana.