Saturday, May 03, 2008

New: Cuba at Sea

Ron Ridenour, whose book 'Cuba: Beyond the Crossroads' came out in an expanded edition last year, has published a new book with Socialist Resistance: Cuba at Sea.

This book gives a unique view of the Cuban revolution: from the ocean, where Ridenour worked with Cuba's merchant navy.

The only foreign writer to portray things Cuban as a volunteer merchant marine, Ron Ridenour sailed six months on five Cuban ships around the island nation delivering petroleum, and to and from Europe with container goods, to tell Cuban sailors' views of their society and the world.

In what other socialist book can you follow the crew through a gale, catching a giant shark, struggling with a life boat gone amuck, night life ashore...?

Thanks to photographs by Ron and his colleagues, the 108 pages of this book (plus four blank pahes for notes) are enlivened with 17 beautiful images. The images are made more powerful by the large, Crown Octavo, page sizes (twice the page size of a popular paperback). Readers of Resistance Books will already have appreciated this larger page size with our reprinting of Karl Kautsky's book.

The book will be launched at an Oxfordshire book fair in mid-May, but is available now by mail-order. Copies cost 8 pounds, including postage, from 'Resistance', PO Box 1109. London N2 2UU.