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Death of a Dream
History of Cuba Elusive Quest for Freedom
"Death of a Dream" is a remarkable scholarship book in which Roig searched and described with lucidity, the historical events and collective behavior of the Cubans. The book twenty one chapters are explicitly historical, strongly analytical, concisely written and closely argued; the result is a brilliant narrative that spanned over five centuries of Cuba's history. This encyclopedic telling is a fast moving and fascinating and much needed, relatively unbiased account of Cuba's promise as a sovereign nation.
Mary DeLorse Coleman, PhD
Executive Director, Afro Cuban Research Institute, Jackson State University
This panoramic study of Cuban history from Columbus to the Castro revolution is beautifully told. Pedro Roig unmasks many of the myths of the Castro brothers' dictatorship while placing them in the much larger and more appealing context. This is a balanced, objective, and eminently readable account.
Brian Latel is Senior Research Associate, Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies, University of Miami and author of After Fidel: Raul Castro and the Future of Cuba's Revolution.
Roig 's "Death of a Dream" is a brilliant history of Cuba written with grace and precision. A vigorous narrative with a deep insight into the mores, values and psychology of the Cuban nation. The essential political facts are all there. An exceptionally good book.
Carlos Alberto Montaner
Author, Joumalist and Historian
Roig takes us on a captivating journey through Cuba's history from the days of King Ferdinand and Isabella to the Castro regime. At a time when the end seems to be approaching for Cuba's oppressive government, this book explains much of the hardships of the Cuban people.
Historian and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representative. (1995-1999)
"Death of a Dream" is an extraordinary book that provides much insight into the values, psychology and behavior of the Cuban people. For those interested in understanding what happened in Cuba, Pedro Roig's book is a must.
Emilio Bacardi Moreau Professor of History, University of Miami
- Publication Date:
- Jan 22 2014
- 1495289605 / 9781495289606
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- History / Latin America / General