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A long read and very detailed but worth it.
on 15 May 2015
It took me six months to read this book on and off. It certainly covers the history of Cuba in detail - arguably too much detail. Having stuck with it though, I found it most enlightening. I visited Cuba a couple of weeks ago before I had completed this book and found that the background knowledge it had given me was very useful. The visit also gave me the impetus to finish reading the book. It's only when you read a detailed history like this that you can appreciate what brought Cuba to where it is today. I was particularly enlightened by details of the events around the missile crisis and just how close we came to nuclear war.