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Prepare for your trip to Cuba by reading a few of these books. Not only will it help you to understand more about the island, it might even inspire you to visit places that you hadn’t thought about before.
This detailed history of the Cuban capital spans centuries and is very enlightening for anyone intrigued by the city of Havana. It’s a place that takes some explaining.
Anyone who would like a primer on the complex political history of Cuba would do well to pick up this book. The author is fair in her assessment of the situation, and manages to avoid taking too much of a position on a polarizing nation.
Cubans are known for their passion for sports, including baseball and boxing. Here Sports Illustrated writer S.L. Price looks at the reasons for their fervour and meets some of the biggest sporting heroes on a journey through the country.
The author expertly weaves the story of the famous rum brand, which fled Cuba following the revolution, into that of the country itself. A great read for those wondering why one of the most iconic alcohol companies in the world left the place of its birth.
You will see Che Guevara everywhere in Cuba, and this book will explain why. It’s a detailed look at the Argentine revolutionary turned Cuban hero who ended up dying in Bolivia.
This novel tells the story of a fictional murder investigation during the final days of famed Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway’s last days in Cuba. It’s a thrilling read.
A fictional account of an ex-radio journalist who turns to vice after falling on hard times, this story earned Gutiérrez comparisons with Charles Bukowski for its gritty realism.