Cuba: A Reading List

We've curated a selection of our books on the history and culture of Cuba, from early colonial years to the 1959 Revolution to daily life today, for those wanting to learn more about the island nation. Cuba's Digital Revolution: Citizen Innovation and State Policy Edited by Ted A. Henken and Sara Garcia Santamaria “An important … Continue reading Cuba: A Reading List

60th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion

On April 17, 1961, Cuban exiles backed by the CIA came together to try to overthrow Fidel Castro’s dictatorship. Most of the approximately 1,500 men of Brigade 2506 were captured by Castro’s forces in Cuban swamps and jailed until December 1962. About 114 died. Now available in paperback, Bay of Pigs: An Oral History of … Continue reading 60th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion

The Mariel Boatlift

“In this informative and moving work, historian Triay (Fleeing Castro) expertly explores one of the most infamous refugee crises in U.S. history. . . . This compassionate and accessible study is especially relevant given current debates surrounding immigration.”—Publishers Weekly “With the rigor of an accomplished historian and the grace of a superb storyteller, Victor Andres … Continue reading The Mariel Boatlift