Life in Castros Cuba (Way People Live)

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Fidel Castro took control of Cuba in 1959, and for the last 44 years he has presided over the transformation of Cuban economics, politics, and society. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 necessitated the return of some features of capitalism, and today Castro's Cuba is a fascinating social laboratory where capitalism and communism are both evolving. (20020101)

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"Information is presented clearly, with a nice selection of interesting detail to illustrate points and a generous sprinkling of footnotes. Numerous black-and-white illustrations include period engravings, documents, paintings, and photographs of artifacts. Photographs showing modern reenactments are clearly labeled. This resource is a solid addition to the existing body of literature."
-- School Library Journal (September 2001) (School Library Journal 20010801)

"The material is presented objectively and provides welcome insights."
-- School Library Journal (January 2002) (School Library Journal 20010801)

"The text is richly flavored with quotes as well. Attractive black-and-white photographs and reproductions illustrate the text. This volume provides a thrilling ride."
-- School Library Journal (August 2001) (School Library Journal 20010601)

"Black-and-white reproductions and maps provide points of reference. Sidebars offer tidbits of interesting information about events, people...This well-organized, slim volume provides many facts for reports."
-- School Library Journal (August 2001) (School Library Journal 20010501)

"The author's lively, well-researched narrative details the structure of the culture. This volume..will be a useful addition for units on ancient civilization."
-- School Library Journal (June 2001) (School Library Journal )

"An exemplary series entry, this volume does a thorough and realistic job of portraying the realities and horrors...Pertinent primary-source quotations and sidebars permeate the text and are noted in citations. Captioned pictures are scattered throughout. A useful resource for history reports and projects."
--School Library Journal (May 2001) (School Library Journal )

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