Lillian Guerra

Book Review Editor

Lillian Guerra is professor of Cuban and Caribbean History at the University of Florida. She is the author of a book of Puerto Rican history, published in 1998, and three books of Cuban history which together span most of the twentieth century. These include The Myth of José Martí: Conflicting Nationalisms in Early Twentieth-Century Cuba (2005), Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption & Resistance, 1959-1971 (2012), a recipient of the 2014 Bryce Wood Book Award, a prize presented by the Latin American Studies Association for the best book across all fields; and most recently, Heroes, Martyrs and Political Messiahs in Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958​​, published by Yale University Press in 2018. Raised in Marion, Kansas by a ciefueguera and pinareño​, Dr. Guerra has researched and deepened family ties to Cuba in more than fifty visits over the last 24 years.