Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba

Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba

The Biography of A Cause

Book - 2008
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The Bacardi family 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 journalist 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.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2008
ISBN: 9780670019786
Characteristics: 413 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Jul 04, 2011

Generally a very good book on the Bacardis, colonial Santiago, and Fidel's nationalization of private companies following the Revolution. Found the early history of the company and its backing of various revolutions the most captivating - the final chapters describing the the last two decades made me finish the book about 30 pages short of the end. A bit of a dense read, but a great recount of a unique perspective of Bacardi dealing with Fidel.


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