Néstor T. Carbonell
A popular book in the exile community, obviously stilted against Castro.
Edited by Ruth Behar
University of Michigan Press
Aviva Chomsky, Barry Carr, Pamela Maria Smorkaloff
Over 100 essays on Cuba's history, culture and politics, including photographs, songs and historical tidbits. Worth the dough.
Timerman, in his usual style, describes his disappointment with Castro's Cuba.
A series of conversations with Juan Antonio Blanco about the current situation in Cuba. Recommended.
Pantheon Books, New York
From THE NEW YORKER's Latin American correspondent.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
A favorite of the various anti-movements (anti-Castro, anti-communist, etc.). Well written and extreme. On page four Castro is vaguely compared to Adolf Hitler!
Gustavo Pérez Firmat
It's been years since I read this, but I remember it fondly (even though I don't agree with many of the author's conclusions). It's important to understand that most Cubans who came to the U.S. immediately after the Revolution thought they'd be returning soon.
Described by Octavio Paz: " the history of the disenchantment of a generation of intellectuals; thanks to this book, many men and women were able to see the true nature of the Cuban regime."
Why shouldn't the U.S. steal Cuba's best athletes?
Edited by Wayne S. Smith & Esteban Morales Dominquez
Lynne Rienner Publishers
Among the topics in this book is a look at Guantanamo Naval Base from both sides.
Edited and translated by Judy Maloof
University Press of Kentucky
Simon & Schuster
Not a road map, but a collection of stories and experiences about life in modern Cuba.
A pocket guide.
A good source of detailed information for travelers.
A travel-book, with lots of interesting passages and the usual photography.
James A. Michener & John Kings
University of Texas Press