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Cuba: A History From Award Winning Historian Hugh Thomas, Cuba A History Is The Essential Work For Understanding One Of The Most Fascinating And Controversial Countries In The WorldHugh Thomas S Acclaimed Book Explores The Whole Sweep Of Cuban History From The British Capture Of Havana In Through The Years Of Spanish And United States Domination, Down To The Twentieth Century And The Extraordinary Revolution Of Fidel CastroThroughout This Period Of Over Two Hundred Years, Hugh Thomas Analyses The Political, Economic And Social Events That Have Shaped Cuban History With Extraordinary Insight And Panache, Covering Subjects Ranging From Sugar, Tobacco And Education To Slavery, War And OccupationEncyclopaedic In Range And Breathtaking In Execution, Cuba Is Surely One Of The Seminal Works Of World History An Astonishing Feat The Author Does To Explain The Phenomenon Of Fidel S Rise To Power Than Anybody Else Has Done So Far Spectator Brilliant The New York Times Immensely Readable Thomas S Notion Of History S Scope Is Generous, For He Has Not Limited Himself To Telling Old Political And Military Events He Describes Cuban Culture At All Stages Not Merely Accessible But Absorbing His Language Is Witty But Never Mocking, Crisp But Never Harsh New Yorker Thomas Seems To Have Talked To Everybody Not Dead Or In Jail, And Read Everything He Is Scrupulously Fair TimeHugh Thomas Is The Author Of, Among Other Books, The Spanish Civil War , Which Won The Somerset Maugham Award, Cuba The Pursuit Of Freedom , An Unfinished History Of The World , And The First Two Volumes Of His Spanish Empire Trilogy, Rivers Of Gold And The Golden Age

About the Author: Hugh Thomas

Librarian s note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Hugh Swynnerton Thomas, Baron Thomas of Swynnerton, was a British historian and Hispanist.Thomas was educated at Sherborne School in Dorset before taking a BA in 1953 at Queens College, Cambridge He also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris His 1961 book The Spanish Civil War won the Somerset Maugham Award for 1962 A significantly revised and enlarged third edition was published in 1977 Cuba, or the Pursuit of Freedom 1971 is a book of over 1,500 pages tracing the history of Cuba from Spanish colonial rule until the Cuban Revolution Thomas spent 10 years researching the contents of this book.Thomas was married to the former Vanessa Jebb, daughter of the first Acting United Nations Secretary General Gladwyn Jebb.From 1966 to 1975 Thomas was Professor of History at the University of Reading He was Director of the Centre for Policy Studies in London from 1979 to 1991, as an ally of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher He became a life peer as Baron Thomas of Swynnerton, of Notting Hill in Greater London in letters patent dated 16 June 1981 He has written pro European political works, as well as histories He is also the author of three novels.Thomas s The Slave Trade The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440 1870 begins with the first Portuguese slaving expeditions, before Columbus s voyage to the New World, and ends with the last gasp of the slave trade, long since made illegal elsewhere, in Cuba and Brazil, twenty five years after the American Emancipation Proclamation, according to the summary on the book jacket.Thomas should not be confused with two other historical writers W Hugh Thomas writes about Nazi Germany and Hugh M Thomas is an American who writes on English history.

10 thoughts on “Cuba: A History

  1. says:

    This book is very big It s also inadequate I would not recommend this to anyone who wants to gain a general overview of the history of Cuba It s also biased and spends a lot of time dwelling on the things it s biased against.The author does a good summary of Cuba s early history and goes into quite a bit of detail about the slave trade Packing the chapters out with extra info of events that

  2. says:

    Una historia de Cuba a partir de 1762, el a o de la invasi n inglesa, hasta despu s del colapso de la URSS Fascinante, especialmente los a os ltimos de Batista y los primeros de Castro Muy recomendable.

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