Guantanamo: An American History (Paperback)Jonathan M. Hansen (author)
Paperback Published: 12/11/2012
- Not available
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.
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at