Latin America, Havana; Continent: North America

The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba by Julia Cooke Summer is never quite over in Havana: this author’s descriptive style will help you feel its humidity even in crisp autumn days 248 pages, less the Acknowledgements, et cetera. Content ends with the epilogue at around 238 (weirdly, the Kindle edition refuses […]

Taiwan, Military, Piracy; Continent: Asia

Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China’s First Great Victory over the West by Tonio Andrade A book about war for people who don’t like the dry who-blew-up-what style of most military history books 431 pages (read at least up to page 334) In the mid-seventeenth century, the Dutch East India Company dominates trade outside […]