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  • A Captivating Guide to the History of the Capital of Cuba, Starting from Christopher Columbus' Arrival to Fidel Castro
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: David Patton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
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History of Havana

By: Captivating History
Narrated by: David Patton
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Explore the captivating history of Havana!

The story of Havana has all the elements of a great epic. It has tragic heroes and cunning villains, dramatic battles and fine culture, explosions, killings, horrible murders, rousing speeches, and courageous displays of determination. The history of Cuba's capital is about more than just one city. It's about the astounding resilience of the Cuban people, a people that has been through so much and yet continues to bounce back, a people that is known for the irresistible combination of ingrained toughness and emotion always ready to leap to the surface.

This captivating history audiobook is for you if you want to go on a startling adventure, starting from the days of Christopher Columbus and continuing through wars, revolutions, protests, and partying.

In History of Havana: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Capital of Cuba, Starting from Christopher Columbus' Arrival to Fidel Castro, you will discover topics such as:

  • The founding of Havana
  • Cassava, canals, and the French Corsairs
  • The siege of Havana
  • The slaves of Havana
  • Hurricanes
  • The struggle for independence begins
  • “Remember the Maine”
  • The Havana high life
  • Another revolution
  • Castro's victory
  • Castro's Havana
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to experience firsthand the events that have shaped this battered gem of the Caribbean, listen to this audiobook now!

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  • matthew berghuis
  • 24-07-21

"the soldiers of the US Maine"

There are notable and annoying typos, such as "the soldiers of the US Maine" instead of "the sailors of the USS Maine" being among the most glaring examples. The poor editing left me wondering if the authors research was just as bad.

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  • Yamile Cabrera
  • 20-03-19

Narration was horrible (not his fault)

It was really hard for me a spanish speaking Cuban American to follow all the names of places and people. The narrator needed to be a fluent Spanish speaker. This guy butcher all the names.

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  • M H
  • 01-01-19

Interested But Dubious

I had very little background on Cuba and doubted that one audiobook would enrich me but I felt that I gained much need history as I listened to this interesting presentation.

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  • Armani
  • 05-12-18

Great guide!!!

It was helpful to review the past history, even though I had lived the revolution in the United States and remember it happening. I just didn't remember the sequence of events and this was a good review and background. I am sure more people will be going to Cuba now and this little primer is helpful to make what you see there mean more.

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  • Moss
  • 05-12-18

Easy to follow enjoyable

I have never had the opportunity to visit the island. I heard many, many stories growing up about Cuba, particularly Havana history and I was able to relate too much in the book.

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  • Lisa marry
  • 05-12-18

Nice history

An Amazingly rich book about the incredible political and artistic history of a city that has long been the focus and conduit of all the revolutionary struggles of the Cuban people. Even if you have been there.

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  • Scaty
  • 05-12-18

The History of Cuba

It also helped me place Cuba's complex relationship with the US in a larger historical perspective, from long before Castro. And it helped me understand (or at least speculate on) Cuba's current economic situation, seeing how dependent it had been on the US, on tourism, and on the sugar industry in the past.

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  • Levi
  • 05-12-18

Good information

Very factual and really enjoyable. Lots of juicy details and back history. Glad to know about this book as I have been living /studying in Cuba off. it fills in many gaps.

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  • Sophia
  • 05-12-18

tedious history

It will explain how Castro was so successful in overthrowing the corrupt government, ousting the mob, and most of all, why the people of Cuba back him and he is still their hero.

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  • jhon carry
  • 05-12-18

Amazing

The amount of detail was amazing. Very brutal, but sadly true. Too bad the Cubans were unable to successfully revolt and slay their enemies.