(1799 - 1891)
Eminente naturalista, publicó el Compendio de Geografía de la Isla de Cuba, primer libro de su tipo escrito e impreso en el país. Pero su obra monumental es Ictiología Cubana, fruto de sus investigaciones de más de cincuenta años.
Award by the Critics to the Best Published Scientific-Technical Works
2000 | Máximo Gómez facing the Empire. 1898 – 1905

The discharging of the Liberating Mambí Army was, undoubtedly, one of the most polemic moments in national history, characterized by the contradictions among the Assemblies of Cerro and Marianao and the Generalissimo Máximo Gómez, which led to his destitution and the dissolution of the Representative Assembly. A century later, the historian Jorge Ibarra Cuesta, with his usual lucidity and penetration, reflected Gómez and Cuban patriots’ attitude on those dramatic moments, facing the Yanquee interventionist presence in Cuba until 1905.