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Books About José Martí


José Martí Reader: Writings on the Americas


Jose Marti Diarios

In Spanish, but hopefully a translated version will be available soon.


José Martí's "Our America: From National to Hemispheric Cultural Studies (New Americanists)

"Versos Sencillos: A Dual-Language Edition"
Translated by Anne Fountain


Versos Sencillos: Simple Verses

Martí: Apostle of Freedom, by Jorge Mañach

Jose Marti: Major Poems

A gem, if you can find it. I'm always partial to the writings of Philip S. Foner on Cuban history.

La Niña de New York, by José Miguel Oviedo



Insurgent Cuba: Race, Nation, and Revolution, 1868-1898

Liberty: The Story of Cuba

by Horatio S. Rubens

Cuba: A Short History

Cuba or the Pursuit of Freedom

Hugh Thomas
A big, fat, sturdy paperback, well written and researched.

A Short Account of the Destruction of The Indies

Bartolomé De Las Casas
A record of how the Spaniards wiped out the indigenous cultures of the Indies. Required reading.
Penguin Classics

Cuba and the United States: A Chronological History

Jane Franklin
A very detailed chronology that covers every year from 1959 until 1995.
Ocean Press

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