A History of the Cuban Revolution

Letto da: Chris Snelgrove
Durata: 7 ore e 34 min
Categorie: Storia, Altri Paesi
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Sintesi dell'editore

A History of the Cuban Revolution presents a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an event that continues to spark debate 50 years later.

  • Balances a comprehensive overview of the political and economic events of the revolution with a look at the revolution’s social impact
  • Provides a lively, on-the-ground look at the lives of ordinary people
  • Features both U.S. and Cuban perspectives to provide a complete and well-rounded look at the revolution and its repercussions
  • Encourages students to understand history through the viewpoint of individuals living it
  • Selected as a 2011 Outstanding Academic Title by Choice
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  • Generale
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  • Elena McGrath
  • 10/06/2018

A missed opportunity for narration

This is a thoroughly researched, scholarly account of the Cuban revolution that explores both academic, policy, and cultural meanings of this revolution in Cuba and the US. I want to recommend it to anyone interested in the history of Cuba, but it's undermined by a narrator who does not pronounce Spanish words correctly half the time. Names, places, all hard to follow because of pronunciation. There are so many bilingual (or at least more familiar with Spanish pronunciation!) people out there who could have read this work without distracting and confusing listeners interested in the history. A real missed opportunity.

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  • Generale
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  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Katherine Paarlberg
  • 16/03/2017

The book is great; the reading is terrible!

Would you try another book from Aviva Chomsky and/or Chris Snelgrove?

Certainly by the author; not necessarily by the reader, unless it were an all-English text.

What didn’t you like about Chris Snelgrove’s performance?

Snelgrove unfortunately butchers most of the Spanish and French-language names and phrases in the book. With so many references to Cuban words, phrases, and historical personae, it seems it would have been worth the time to learn to pronounce them. This mispronunciation (sometimes drastic mispronunciation) takes away from the listening experience.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • John
  • 03/01/2016

a brief and fair historical overview

This is not an exhaustive study but an abbreviated overview, historical and analytical, of Cuba

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  • Generale
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  • Lettura
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  • CubanSpice
  • 01/10/2020

Clearly written by a socialist sympathizer

Being Cuban and listening to this book really struck a nerve. This author is clearly a socialist if not a communist. Please move to Cuba and see how you like it.

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  • Generale
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  • Ali
  • 21/10/2020

Ignorantly and Irresponsibly Glorifies Castro

The author loves to blame the US for the “need” for the Cuban Revolution but not once discusses the violence that Castro’s regime rained down upon its own people. No wonder they had to get an American narrator who couldn’t pronounce a single Spanish word correctly, no self-respecting Latin American would narrate this in good conscience.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Connor Dalton
  • 22/10/2020

Fantastic Book

This book is succinct, easy to follow even though it goes in depth, and overall is very interesting. Highly recommend.

  • Generale
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  • Storia
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  • Steven
  • 24/08/2020

excellent book

the narrators pronunciation of Spanish words was downright unintelligible. he did a good job in English, overall this is a great book by Aviva Chomsky. very neutral and nuanced. in the US we're often taught that Cuba is an awful place, full stop. in Cuba and in many sympathetic circles, the glory of the revolution is infallible and not up for debate. this is a great overview of the history, and many of the issues in Cuba past and present. go in with an open mind.

  • Generale
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  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Ryan
  • 20/02/2020

Informative

There was a lot that I did not know about Cuba before reading this book. Assuming all of the information is correct, it was really good. They don't analyse the information in the book through any kind of political framework but I do enjoy that they give the necessary context around events, such as perceptions of the event in different countries and how that event tied into the overall timeline of related events.

  • Generale
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  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Jerron Hull
  • 14/04/2016

OMG please move to Havana

If the US is so evil and Cuba so great, why doesn't the author live in Havana?

4 people found this helpful