"Yankee Come Home," an exploration of Cuba with local author William Craig

Thursday September 20th, 2012, 7 p.m.

Local author William Craig brings us a beautiful book, Yankee Come Home. This book combines travelogue, memoir and history to connect the lost legacy of America's 1898 invasion of Cuba -- the campaign we call the "Spanish-American War," as if the Cubans didn't fought for their freedom -- with its traces in Cuba's landscape and culture today.

After a long sojourn as reviewer, feature editor and editorialist for The Valley News, William is a professor in the Community College system of New Hampshire.  He was the founder of the Meetinghouse Readings in Canaan, NH and directed the series for a quarter-century. 

William will be enriching his presentation and reading with Cuban photos and music.

 Yankee Come Home cover art


Event date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
27 S Main St
03301 Concord
ISBN: 9780802710932
Availability: Special Order
Published: Walker & Company - August 7th, 2012

The Spanish-American War ended over a century ago, but its effects are with us still. In Yankee Come Home, William Craig travels through Cuba, the birthplace of American imperialism, to find out why our republican ideals died in the glory of San Juan Hill, and to reveal Guantanamo, the corner of Cuba we've never left.