1959: The Year That Inflamed the Caribbean

1959: The Year That Inflamed the Caribbean

by Bernard Diederich

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Certain years are pivotal in global history, and one such year was 1959, from which this book takes its title. 1959 was indeed a historic year during which, among other historic events, Fidel Castro’s guerrilla war in Cuba toppled dictator Fulgencio Batista. This intriguing book, drawn from the pages of the author’s English-language weekly newspaper, the Haiti Sun, and from his notebooks, provides a journalist’s firsthand look at Papa Doc’s reaction—at first easing, then tightening even more brutally his tyrannical rule. Diederich then traces the ensuing impacts on Haiti’s relations with the U.S., other Caribbean nations, the rest of the Western Hemisphere, and the international community. 1959 is a historically compelling book that traces a pivotal year that began with Fidel Castro’s victory in Cuba, which triggered reverberations that changed the Caribbean.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558764927
Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/18/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

As a correspondent for Time Magazine, Bernard Diederich covered Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. He is the author of "Trujillo: The Death of a Dictator", "Somoza and the Legacy of U.S. Involvement in Central America", "The Ghosts of Makara" and "Papa Doc and the Tontos Macoutes."

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