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

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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.
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9780670019786
067001978
9781440629983
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In this widely hailed book, NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten fuses the story of the Bacardi family and their famous rum business with Cuba's tumultuous experience over the last 150 years to produce a deeply entertaining historical narrative. The company Facundo Bacardi launched in Cuba in 1862 brought worldwide fame to the island, and in the decades that followed his Bacardi descendants participated in every aspect of Cuban life. With his intimate account of their struggles and adventures across five generations, Gjelten brings to life the larger story of Cuba's fight for freedom, its tortured relationship with America, the rise of Fidel Castro, and the violent division of the Cuban nation.

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subject_facet Bacardí Corporation (Puerto Rico) -- History, Cuba -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements, Rum industry -- Cuba -- History
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