Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a by Tom Gjelten

By Tom Gjelten

during this generally hailed ebook, NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten fuses the tale of the Bacardi kin and their well-known rum enterprise with Cuba's tumultuous event during the last one hundred fifty years to supply a deeply exciting old narrative. the corporate Facundo Bacardi introduced in Cuba in 1862 introduced around the globe status to the island, and within the a long time that his Bacardi descendants participated in each element of Cuban lifestyles. together with his intimate account in their struggles and adventures throughout 5 generations, Gjelten brings to lifestyles the bigger tale of Cuba's struggle for freedom, its tortured courting with the USA, the increase of Fidel Castro, and the violent department of the Cuban nation.

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