Offer readers a perspective on how international pressures affected Cuba's development. -- Book News

 Reinforces the value of probing further the fundamental, mostly unspoken assumptions at the root of the US stance towards Cuba. -- International Affairs

 A very comprehensive and interesting book. -- Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

 An unusually rich resource… enriches the political discussion about Cuba. -- H-Net Reviews

 Provide[s] short overviews of Cuba’s Cold War relationships to Moscow, Europe, Canada, and the United States--while showing that U.S. foreign policy played a role in all of these cases. -- Reviews in American History