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'That Infernal Little Cuban Republic' Dissects the Shared History of Cuba and Americanew

Lar Schoultz focuses on the Castro years, which he reconstructs in impressive detail, fleshing out such well-known events as the doomed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion with eye-opening depth. Better yet, often-glossed questions are aired with the fullness of Schoultz's four decades of wrestling with the Cuba question. Still, there's something missing.
The Texas Observer  |  Mike Kanin  |  08-12-2009  |  Nonfiction

William I. Robinson's Latest Outlines a Mad Rush Toward a World Where Cars Consume Cerealnew

In Latin America and Global Capitalism, Robinson uses research from years of on-the-ground work, and sifts through rafts of data to map out how neoliberal trade agreements and other mechanisms for greasing the machine of global commerce have increased profits for global elites while deeply disrupting traditional patterns of life and balance with the natural world.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Ben Terrall  |  07-01-2009  |  Nonfiction

Surviving Sudan: 'Out of Exile' Chronicles Displaced People's Tragic Talesnew

Exile is the fourth book in Dave Eggers' Voice of Witness series, and it shows that McSweeney's admirable project has improved along the way.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  John Freeman  |  01-08-2009  |  Nonfiction

'The Scramble for Africa' Argues that Western Activists Have Darfur All Wrongnew

Steven Fake and Kevin Funk agree: When it comes to Darfur, even people who share their leftist politics mostly don't get it.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Bill O'Driscoll  |  11-11-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Scott Ritter Talks Iran, Nukes, and the Next Presidentnew

The former UN weapons inspector talks about the Bush administration's goals in the Middle East and what it means for the next president.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  09-12-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

British Scholar Peter Hallward Examines Foreign Meddling in Haitinew

Damming the Flood is a formidably researched account of the 2004 coup that is critical of foreign intervention in Haiti.
Montreal Mirror  |  Samer Elatrash  |  05-30-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Cuban Writer M.M. Pascal-Paul: Not for the Feeble-Mindednew

The rising literary star says the blurring of reality and fiction, actually, the elimination of fact, is the fundamental issue of our day. Or did she even say that?
Miami New Times  |  Kirk Nielsen  |  11-14-2005  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

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