Guantanamo: An American History (Paperback)
  • Guantanamo: An American History (Paperback)
zoom

Guantanamo: An American History (Paperback)

(author)
£10.99
Paperback Published: 12/11/2012
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
At once wholly American and something in between, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, sits at the intersection of Cuban sovereignty, American control, and international law. The Guantanamo naval base has long been home to a self-described Mayberry in the heart of Communist Cuba - a model community of U.S. sailors, civilians (and their families) who hold the values of liberty and the rule of law in highest regard, even as their home plays host to one of the most controversial prisons of the modern world. America's presence at Guantanamo did not start with the Spanish-American War. Indeed, Guantanamo figured centrally in the making of the United States long before the American colonies declared independence from Britain. Prized but neglected by imperial Spain, Guantanamo's generous harbour and strategic location at the epicentre of the Atlantic world tempted American empire builders over many generations. Lawrence Washington (George's half brother), Thomas Jefferson, and James K. Polk are just a few of the venerable Americans who tried and failed to bring Cuba - and Guantanamo - into the U.S. orbit.

Publisher: Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.
ISBN: 9780809053407
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm

You may also be interested in...

Anything Goes
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
The American Civil War
Added to basket
The Federalist Papers
Added to basket
The Great Crash 1929
Added to basket
Friday Night Lights
Added to basket
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Added to basket
The Untold History of the United States
Added to basket
Colossus
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Battle for the Falklands
Added to basket
America, Empire of Liberty
Added to basket
Phoenix Squadron
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The American Civil War
Added to basket
DK
£16.99
Paperback
Careless People
Added to basket
Empire of the Summer Moon
Added to basket
Battle Cry of Freedom
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.