Reading Cuba: Books for the Armchair Traveler

It’s less than one hundred miles from the United States but ever since John F. Kennedy blocked travel to Cuba in 1963, for most Americans Cuba might as well be on Mars. Some determined travelers have skirted the travel block by flying from in from other countries. Others have managed to set foot on Cuban soil through organized cultural and education programs. However, for the vast majority of American tourists, Cuba has been off limits. And it appears that despite President Obama’s recent announcement of plans to begin normalizing relations with Cuba, leisure travel to Cuba for Americans is still

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