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