Book Presentations

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Ted Henken presenting his latest book with Archibald R. M. Ritter in 2015

The Cuban Research Institute maintains an extensive program of book presentations by leading scholars and writers on the Cuban and Cuban-American experience. Many of these public events take place at Books & Books in Coral Gables. Typically, authors are invited to speak about their book, which may include a talk about the genesis of the book, a reading, or a slideshow. The talk is followed by a question and answer period with the audience and a booksigning.

CRI-sponsored presentations in the past years have included the following authors and books:

  • José Alvarez, Frank País: Architect of Cuba's Betrayed Revolution (2009)
  • Uva de Aragón, El mundo y mi Cuba en el Diario (2016), The Memory of Silence (2014), and Crónicas de la República de Cuba, 1902–1958 (2009)
  • Elizabeth M. Aranda, Sallie Hughes, and Elena Sabogal, Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami: Immigration and the Rise of a Global City (2014)
  • Jossianna Arroyo, Writing Secrecy in Caribbean Freemasonry (2013)
  • Jesús J. Barquet and Virgilio López Lemus (eds.), Todo parecía: Poesía cubana contemporánea de temas gays y lésbicos (2015)
  • Emilio Bejel, José Martí: Resisting Melancholia for the Image of the Cuban Hero (2012)
  • Beatriz Bernal (ed.), Cuba: Fundamentos de la democracia (1995)
  • Juan Antonio Blanco (ed.), El otro paredón: Asesinatos de la reputación en Cuba (2011)
  • Anita Casavantes Bradford, The Revolution Is for the Children: The Politics of Childhood in Havana and Miami, 1959–1962 (2014)
  • Erik Camayd-Freixas, U.S. Immigration Reform and Its Global Impact (2013)
  • Michelle Chase, Revolution within the Revolution: Women and Gender Politics in Cuba, 1952–1962 (2015)
  • Michael Connors, Havana Modern (2014) and Cuban Elegance (2004)
  • Emilio Cueto, La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre en el alma del pueblo de Cuba (2014)
  • Leonel Antonio de la Cuesta, Martí, traductor: Apuntes liminares (1996)
  • Alejandro de la Fuente (ed.), Cuban Studies, Vols. 43 (2015) & 44 (2016)
  • Cristóbal Díaz-Ayala, ¡Oh Cuba hermosa! El cancionero político-social en Cuba hasta 1958 (2012)
  • Jorge Duany (ed.), Un pueblo disperso: Dimensiones sociales y culturales de la diáspora cubana (2014)
  • Carlos M. N. Eire, Learning to Die in Miami: Confessions of a Cuban Boy (2011)
  • Ilan Ehrlich, Eduardo Chibás: The Incorrigible Man of Cuban Politics (2015)
  • Daniel P. Erikson, The Cuba Wars: Fidel Castro, the United States, and the Next Revolution (2009)
  • Damián J. Fernández and Madeline Cámara (eds.), Cuba, the Elusive Nation: Interpretations of National Identity (2000)
  • Jennifer Gebelein, A Geographic Perspective on Cuban Landscapes (2011)
  • Roberto González Echevarría, The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball (1999)
  • Guillermo J. Grenier and Corinna J. Moebius, A History of Little Havana (2015)
  • Guillermo J. Grenier and Lisandro Pérez, The Legacy of Exile: Cubans in the United States (2002)
  • Catherine Griffith, Havana Revisited: An Architectural Heritage (2010)
  • Emilio Guede, Cuba: La revolución que no fue (2013)
  • Lillian Guerra, Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959–1971 (2012)
  • Sherry Johnson, Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution (2011)
  • Violaine Jolivet, Miami la Cubaine: Géographie d'une ville-carrefour entre les Amériques (2015)
  • Marius Jovaiša, Unseen Cuba (2014)
  • Jennifer L. Lambe, Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History (2016)
  • Jana K. Lipman, Guantánamo: A Working-Class History Between Empire and Revolution (2008)
  • María Luisa Lobo Montalvo, Havana: History and Architecture of a Romantic City (2009)
  • Iraida H. López, Impossible Returns: Narratives of the Cuban Diaspora (2015)
  • Humberto López Morales, Diccionario de americanismos (2010)
  • Juan Martínez, María Brito (2009)
  • Luis Martínez-Fernández, Revolutionary Cuba: A History (2014)
  • Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Cuba en la era de Raúl Castro: Reformas económico-sociales y sus efectos (2012)
  • Carmelo Mesa-Lago et al., Voces de cambio en el sector no estatal cubano: Cuentapropistas, usufructuarios, miembros de cooperativas y compraventas de viviendas (2016)
  • Concepción Otero, El Vedado: History of a Havana Neighborhood (2013)
  • Leonardo Padura, The Man Who Loved Dogs (2014) and Herejes (2013)
  • Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo (ed.), Cuba in Splinters: Eleven Stories from the New Cuba (2014)
  • Gustavo Pérez-Firmat, The Last Exile (2016) and A Cuban in Mayberry: Looking Back at America's Hometown (2014)
  • Marifeli Pérez-Stable, The United States and Cuba: Intimate Enemies (2010)
  • Grace Piney and James C. Pancrazio (eds.), Cuba: Arte y literatura en exilio (2011)
  • Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut, Immigrant America: A Portrait (4th ed., 2014)
  • Gerald E. Poyo, Exile and Revolution: José D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence (2014)
  • Andrea J. Queeley, Rescuing Our Roots: The African Anglo-Caribbean Diaspora in Contemporary Cuba (2015)
  • Archibald R. M. Ritter and Ted A. Henken, Entrepreneurial Cuba: The Changing Policy Landscape (2014)
  • Yeidy M. Rivero, Broadcasting Modernity: Cuban Commercial Television, 1950–1960 (2015)
  • Octavio Roca, Cuban Ballet (2010)
  • Reina María Rodríguez, Otras mitologías (2012) and Catch and Release (2014)
  • Rafael Rojas, Historia mínima de la Revolución Cubana (2015)
  • Jorge Salazar-Carrillo, Ensayos de política económica: Cuba, América Latina y Estados Unidos (2016)
  • Jorge Salazar-Carrillo and Andro Nodarse-León, Cuba: From Economic Take-Off to Collapse under Castro (2015)
  • Mercedes Sarduy, Cartas a mi hermana en La Habana (2013)
  • Leonard Ray Teel, Reporting the Cuban Revolution: How Castro Manipulated American Journalists (2015)
  • Zoé Valdés, La Habana, mon amour (2015)