(London: Zena Publications, 1985), 2nd edition (Croesor: Zena Publications, 1990)
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Translated into Spanish, Italian and German
“A rich sympathetic portrait … essential reading”
“Dive into Cuba head first. This book has some of the most spectacular photography of Latin America you are likely to see.”
Into Cuba is a unique book – the first independently produced and fully illustrated on Cuba to appear in the West since the rise to power of Fidel Castro following the Cuba Revolution. Accompanied by award-winning photographer Barry Lewis, Peter Marshall travelled throughout the Cuban archipelago to bring back this startling account of a beautiful, controversial and widely misunderstood country. They travelled from the elegant boulevards of Havana to remote coral islands, from the central sugar plains to the rugged Sierra Maestra, from where Columbus first landed to where Castro and Che Guevara launched the revolution. On their way, they met sugar-cane cutters, cigar rollers, government officials, professors, students, writers, ballet dancers, musicians and artists.
The result is a visually stunning and intellectually stimulating portrait of modern Cuba in the context of its varied tropical landscape, its long and turbulent history, its revolutionary politics and its vibrant multi-racial culture. There can be no doubt that Into Cuba provides real insight into a fascinating and mysterious country.