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Impressive and Comprehensive,
This review is from: Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know (Paperback)
In this new book, Julia Sweig draws on her impressive knowledge of Cuba to great effect. The book seamlessly traces Cuba from its early colonial history through the Cuban Revolution, its aftermath, and outlines the contemporary issues now that Fidel has left power. The book can be read in one sitting or used as a reference, and the Q&A format works well because all the right questions get asked. I especially enjoyed the historical section which gives a great synopsis of Cuba's early origins, as well as the current political analysis. The book matches the ambitions of its title and then some---it should be a first resort for the curious and the expert alike!