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By Hugh Thomas

From award-winning historian Hugh Thomas, Cuba: A History is the fundamental paintings for figuring out probably the most attention-grabbing and arguable international locations within the world.

Hugh Thomas's acclaimed booklet explores the full sweep of Cuban background from the British seize of Havana in 1762 over the years of Spanish and usa domination, right down to the 20 th century and the extreme revolution of Fidel Castro.

Throughout this era of over 200 years, Hugh Thomas analyses the political, monetary and social occasions that experience formed Cuban heritage with striking perception and panache, masking matters starting from sugar, tobacco and schooling to slavery, warfare and profession.

Encyclopaedic in diversity and breathtaking in execution, Cuba is definitely one of many seminal works of global history.

'An mind-blowing feat ... the writer does extra to provide an explanation for the phenomenon of Fidel's upward thrust to energy than anyone else has performed to date' - Spectator

'Brilliant' - The manhattan Times

'Immensely readable. Thomas's suggestion of history's scope is beneficiant, for he has now not constrained himself to telling outdated political and armed forces occasions; he describes Cuban tradition in any respect levels ... now not purely available yet soaking up. His language is witty yet by no means mocking, crisp yet by no means harsh' - New Yorker

'Thomas turns out to have talked to everyone no longer lifeless or in penal complex, and skim every little thing. he's scrupulously reasonable' - Time

Hugh Thomas is the writer of, between different books, The Spanish Civil War (1962), which gained the Somerset Maugham Award, Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom (1971), An Unfinished heritage of the World (1979), and the 1st volumes of his Spanish Empire trilogy, Rivers of Gold (2003) and The Golden Age (2010).

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