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

Author: Tom Gjelten
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Bacardis 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. The Bacardi clan--patriots and bon vivants, entrepreneurs and intellectuals--provided an example of business and civic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Bacardí family.; Bacardí family.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Gjelten
ISBN: 9780670019786 067001978X
OCLC Number: 225532966
Description: 413 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Santiago de Cuba --
Entrepreneur --
A patriot is made --
A time of transition --
Cuba libre --
The colossus intervenes --
A public servant in a misgoverned land --
The one that made Cuba famous --
The next generation --
The empire builder --
Cuba corrupted --
Cha-cha-chá --
A brief golden age --
Rising up --
Giving Fidel a chance --
The year Cuba changed --
Exile --
Counterrevolution --
Socialist rum --
Family business --
Havana Club --
Rum politics --
Who gets Cuba.
Responsibility: Tom Gjelten.
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The Bacardis 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. The Bacardi clan--patriots and bon vivants, entrepreneurs and intellectuals--provided an example of business and civic leadership in its homeland for nearly a century. From the fight for Cuban independence from Spain in the 1860s to the rise of Fidel Castro and beyond, there is no chapter in Cuban history in which the Bacardis have not played a role. Here journalist Tom Gjelten tells the 150-year epic tale of this family, its business, and its nation, describing the intersection of business and power, family and politics, community and exile.--From publisher description.

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