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

By Tom Gjelten

Penguin Books, 9780451414953, 475pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2012

October 2008 Indie Next List

“Using his journalist's eye and flair, Tome Gjelten tells the story of the Bacardi family, known world-wide for their rum but also key players in the century-long battle for Cuban independence. As the Bacardi's developed their distinctly Cuban product, they also carried a strong sense of nationalism and were intimately tied to every revolutionary movement. The tale of this one family becomes a fascinating narrative of Cuba.”
— Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
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Description

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 correspondent for National Public Radio on international issues and a regular panelist on the PBS program Washington Week. His reporting from Bosnia won him George Polk and Robert F. Kennedy awards. He is the author of Sarajevo Daily: A City and Its Newspaper Under Siege. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his family.
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