This timely book provides a balanced and deeply knowledgeable introduction to Cuba since 1492. Tracing the island's history over 500 years, the authors provide a focused overview of Cuba's long struggle for independence--from Spain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and today from the pressures of global forces.
About the Author
Philip Brenner is professor of international relations and affiliate professor of history at American University. He is a co-editor of A Contemporary Cuba Reader and co-author of Sad and Luminous Days: Cuba's Struggle with the Superpowers after the Missile Crisis. Peter Eisner is an award-winning foreign correspondent who covered Latin America for many years as an editor and reporter at the Washington Post, Newsday, and the Associated Press. He currently teaches at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. His most recent book is MacArthur's Spies.