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Bacardi and the long fight for Cuba: the biography of a cause

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Viking,
Pub. Date:
2008.
Language:
English
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A unique history of Cuba, captured in the life and times of the famous rum dynastyThe Bacardis of Cuba, builders of a rum distillery and a worldwide brand, came of age with their nation and helped define what it meant to be Cuban. Across five generations, the Bacardi family has held fast to its Cuban identity, even in exile from the country for whose freedom they once fought. Now National Public Radio correspondent Tom Gjelten tells the dramatic story of one family, its business, and its nation, a 150-year tale with the sweep and power of an epic. The Bacardi clan--patriots and bon vivants, entrepreneurs and intellectuals--provided an example of business and civic leadership in its homeland for nearly a century. From the fight for Cuban independence from Spain in the 1860s to the rise of Fidel Castro and beyond, there is no chapter in Cuban history in which the Bacardis have not played a role. In chronicling the saga of this remarkable family and the company that bears its name, Tom Gjelten describes the intersection of business and power, family and politics, community and exile.
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067001978
9780670019786
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subject_facet Cuba -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements
table_of_contents Santiago de Cuba -- Entrepreneur -- A patriot is made -- A time of transition -- Cuba libre -- The colossus intervenes -- A public servant in a mis-governed land -- The one that made Cuba famous -- The next generation -- The empire builder -- Cuba corrupted -- Cha-cha-chá -- A brief golden age -- Rising up -- Giving Fidel a chance -- The year Cuba changed -- Exile -- Counter-revolution -- Socialist rum -- Family business -- Havana Club -- Rum politics -- Who gets Cuba.
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title Bacardi and the long fight for Cuba : the biography of a cause
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