Cuban author Sardi a presents a study of Jose Mart , national hero of Cuba and forger of its independence. Mart is also one of the most outstanding masters of Hispanic American literature in the 19th century, a poet of sensitivity and an incisive journalist. Sardi a's book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the facts of Mart 's life. The second presents a study of Mart 's poetry, including an anthology of his poems. Readers will delight in the entire written message that this great man left. This book belongs in both public and academic libraries. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.