Bacardi y la larga lucha por Cuba

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En 1862, Facundo Bacardí apostó por crear en Cuba una pequeña destilería de ron, una bebida que hasta entonces solo consumían marineros y obreros. Pronto el ron Bacardí se convertiría en la bebida favorita de la isla y quedaría ligado a la identidad cubana.

Recorriendo la historia de la familia Bacardí, que siempre ha estado en primer plano en todos los grandes acontecimientos de la historia de Cuba —desde la Independencia hasta el actual ...

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Overview

En 1862, Facundo Bacardí apostó por crear en Cuba una pequeña destilería de ron, una bebida que hasta entonces solo consumían marineros y obreros. Pronto el ron Bacardí se convertiría en la bebida favorita de la isla y quedaría ligado a la identidad cubana.

Recorriendo la historia de la familia Bacardí, 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 Revolución y Bahía de Cochinos— Tom Gjelten ha escrito una épica narrativa que explica la Cuba moderna, sus tormentosas relaciones con Estados Unidos, la ascensión de Fidel Castro —de la que se ofrece una perspective hasta ahora desconocida— y la violenta división que sufre la nación cubana desde entonces.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451414953
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/7/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 938,348
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet 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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Table of Contents

Prólogo 9

1 Santiago de Cuba 13

2 Empresario 20

3 La forja de un patriota 36

4 Tiempo de transitión 57

5 Cuba libre 74

6 El Coloso interviene 86

7 Servidor público en un país mal gobernado 103

8 EI que a Cuba hizo faraosa 125

9 La siguiente generatión 138

10 El constructor de imperios 162

11 Cuba corrupta 185

12 Chachachá 197

13 Una breve edad de oro 214

14 Levantamiento 234

15 Dándole una oportunidad a Fidel 258

16 EI año en que Cuba cambió 280

17 Exilio 304

18 Contrarrevolución 321

19 Ron socialista 343

20 Negocio familiar 364

21 Havana Club 384

22 Politica del ron 400

23 Quien se quede con Cuba 418

Agradecimientos 441

Notas 444

Bibliografia selecta 468

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