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Posted September 20, 2013 by publisher in Cuban Culture

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Marc Frank is a freelance journalist based in Cuba, who works for Thomson Reuters and the Financial Times, consults for ABC News, has contributed to the Economist.

Julia Sweig, author of Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know says “Marc Frank is the best foreign journalist reporting from Cuba today. We now have a behind-the-scenes look at the changes large and small taking place as the Cuban revolution molts from Fidel to Raul to the next generation.”

As a U.S.-born journalist who has called Havana home for almost a quarter century, Marc Frank has observed in person the best days of the revolution, the fall of the Soviet bloc, the great depression of the 1990s, the stepping aside of Fidel Castro, and the reforms now being devised by his brother. In Cuban Revelations, Frank offers a first-hand account of daily life in Cuba at the turn of the twenty-first century, the start of a new and dramatic epoch for islanders and the Cuban diaspora.

Examining the effects of U.S. policy toward Cuba, Marc analyzes why Cuba has entered an extraordinary, irreversible period of change and considers what the island’s future holds. The enormous social engineering project taking place today under Raúl’s leadership is fraught with many dangers, and Cuban Revelations follows the new leader’s efforts to overcome bureaucratic resistance and the fears of a populace that stand in his way.

In addition, Marc offers a colorful chronicle of his travels across the island’s many and varied provinces, sharing candid interviews with people from all walks of life. He takes the reader outside the capital to reveal how ordinary Cubans live and what they are thinking and feeling as fifty-year-old social and economic taboos are broken. He shares his honest and unbiased observations on extraordinary positive developments in social matters, like healthcare and education, as well as on the inefficiencies in the Cuban economy.

Ultimately, Cuban Revelations is an objective account by a reporter who has lived with the Cubans for many years as their old world falls apart and they set about trying to build a new one.

The book is 336 pages with 40 illustrations.

ISBN 978-0-8130-4465-1

Order the hardcover at a discounted rate of $22.00 at University Press of Florida. Enter discount code AU713 at checkout or call 800-226-3822 to order over the phone.

Available October 22, 2013

——————————Havana Journal Comments——————————

I have been reading Marc’s work for many years and find that he is always objective and always has his facts.

I am fortunate to be on his informal “What do you think about this?” mailing list where he regularly asks Cuba experts for their opinions and comments.

I am happy to say that I have ordered a copy of the book.

Rob Sequin | Publisher Havana Journal Inc.

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