Bacardi y la Larga Lucha Por Cuba = Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba

By Tom Gjelten; Suleiman Artiles (Translator)
Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780451414953, 475pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2012

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En 1862, Facundo BacardI apostO por crear en Cuba una pequeNa destilerIa de ron, una bebida que hasta entonces solo consumIan marineros y obreros. Pronto el ron BacardI se convertirIa en la bebida favorita de la isla y quedarIa ligado a la identidad cubana.
Recorriendo la historia de la familia BacardI, que siempre ha estado en primer plano en todos los grandes acontecimientos de la historia de Cuba --desde la Independencia hasta el actual embargo pasando por la RevoluciOn y BahIa de Cochinos-- Tom Gjelten ha escrito una Epica narrativa que explica la Cuba moderna, sus tormentosas relaciones con Estados Unidos, la ascensiOn de Fidel Castro --de la que se ofrece una perspective hasta ahora desconocida-- y la violenta divisiOn que sufre la naciOn cubana desde entonces.



About the Author
Tom Gjelten is a veteran journalist and author of "Sarajevo Daily: A City and Its Newspaper Under Siege "and "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause". Over a thirty-year career as a correspondent for NPR News, he has covered wars in Central America, the Middle East, and the former Yugoslavia, as well as major national stories in the United States. His NPR reporting has won him two Overseas Press Club Awards, a George Polk Award, and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. He is a regular panelist on the PBS program "Washington Week", a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Editorial Board at "World Affairs Journal".
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