Dervla Murphy’s ‘The Island That Dared: Journeys in Cuba’ reviewed

I’ve often claimed that my personal library contains more than 500 books on Cuba. Well, I’m currently moving house and that inspired me to count as I boxed up my...

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BOOK REVIEW: Our Woman in Havana

I don’t recall the last time I was so excited at the anticipation of reviewing a book. Thus I devoured Ambassador Vicki Huddleston’s Our Woman in Havana: A Diplomat’s Chronicle...

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Book review: Cuba, Hot & Cold

I just finished reading my pal Tom Miller’s latest gem, Cuba, Hot & Cold (The University of Arizona Press), and it’s left me with a smile on my face. Miller,...

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Havana Without Makeup… a review of this superb new book about Cuba

As a veteran of the Cuba scene and a serious bibliophile with a library exceeding 500 relevant titles, I’m a harsh critic of Johnny-come-lately texts about Cuba. Every year sees...

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Cuba’s Car Culture coffee-table book

It’s been a decade since my coffee-table book, Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles, was published. A full decade in which Cuba’s plethora of far-from-museum-quality Detroit dowagers still...

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NatGeo and Getty photographer @CubaExpert to lead unique photo tour of Cuba

National Geographic and Getty Images contributing photographer and Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker will lead a unique photo tour of Cuba, November 15-25, 2016. A few spaces are still available...

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Superb new coffee-table book: CUBAN HARLEYS – MI AMOR

You know I love motorcycling… especially in Cuba, where several of my pals are harlistas: Owners of pre-revolutionary Harley-Davidsons. Enter stage left Jens Fuge, a German Harley fanatic and, like...

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Cars of Cuba 2017 wall calendar available for pre-order

We’re only just into 2016 and it’s already time to think about 2017… Why? Because my new “Cars of Cuba” 16-month 2017 wall calendar (September 2016 through December 2017) is...

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Ten things you didn’t know about Cuba by @CubaExpert

Cuba seems to be on everyone’s lips as the destination du jour  following the 2015 reconciliation between Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro. Though it will likely take decades for...

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