• History of Havana

  • 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
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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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!

©2018 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History
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"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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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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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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fascinating

takes you from the Spanish conquest to the present. All the missteps made by the US are documented. Helpful in understanding how we got to where we are today.A history of a fascinating city. Havana radiates a wonderful sense of itself.

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Rich and informative

My grandfather was born in Havana and came to the US in the 1940s. I didn’t know much about Cuba or Havana’s history and this book fills a void.

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Very well studied and clearly written the history of Cuba and how the Cuban personality was developed over the centuries. Worth book for anyone who wants to understand what is happening in Cuba and where that island nation is going.

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Wonderful book about Cuba History

This was a good overview of Cuba's history. It does have its bias as it mentions few of the benefits brought about the revolution.

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Extensive information

Places the history of Cuba within the framework of world events and how those events and political currents affected Cuba. A good book.

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Loved the book

It's a complicated history of colonialism, capitalism, socialism and a true social experiment. This helped me see many perspectives in a well-written, never boring, almost conversational way. It's satisfying and enjoyable.

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This book gives an overall picture of Cuba

Good book for looking into primary sources in Cuban history. Sometimes it came up short on exactly what I was looking for, but, overall, it has a good number of sources.