Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2012-12-11 ISBN :147110835X Pages :320 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (471 users)
Download or read book Waiting For Snow In Havana written by Carlos Eire and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-12-11 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A childhood in a privileged household in 1950s Havana was joyous and cruel, like any other-but with certain differences. The neighbour's monkey was liable to escape and run across your roof. Surfing was conducted by driving cars across the breakwater. Lizards and firecrackers made frequent contact. Carlos Eire's childhood was a little different from most. His father was convinced he had been Louis XVI in a past life. At school, classmates with fathers in the Batista government were attended by chauffeurs and bodyguards. At a home crammed with artifacts and paintings, portraits of Jesus spoke to him in dreams and nightmares. Then, in January 1959, the world changes: Batista is suddenly gone, a cigar-smoking guerrilla has taken his place, and Christmas is cancelled. The echo of firing squads is everywhere. And, one by one, the author's schoolmates begin to disappear-spirited away to the United States. Carlos will end up there himself, without his parents, never to see his father again. Narrated with the urgency of a confession, WAITING FOR SNOW IN HAVANA is both an ode to a paradise lost and an exorcism. More than that, it captures the terrible beauty of those times in our lives when we are certain we have died-and then are somehow, miraculously, reborn.
Publisher : Release Date :2004-01-01 ISBN :9781417740857 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (74 users)
Download or read book Waiting for Snow in Havana written by Carlos M. N. Eire and published by . This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A survivor of the Cuban Revolution recounts his pre-war childhood as the religiously devout son of a judge, and describes the conflict's violent and irrevocable impact on his friends, family, and native land.
Publisher :Tantor Media Incorporated Release Date :2014-05-10 ISBN :9781452623887 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (623 users)
Download or read book Waiting for Snow in Havana written by Carlos Eire and published by Tantor Media Incorporated. This book was released on 2014-05-10 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Carlos Eire's National Book Award-winning memoir of his childhood in 1950s Havana and the overnight upheaval of his world in January 1959, when the Batista government was toppled.
Publisher :Lennex Release Date :2013-03 ISBN :9785458795524 Pages :44 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (795 users)
Download or read book Open and Unabashed Reviews on Waiting for Snow in Havana written by John Bing and published by Lennex. This book was released on 2013-03 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
Publisher :Lennex Release Date :2013-01 ISBN :9785458986809 Pages :42 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (986 users)
Download or read book 100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Waiting for Snow in Havana written by James Kemp and published by Lennex. This book was released on 2013-01 with total page 42 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2010-11-02 ISBN :9781439181928 Pages :320 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (181 users)
Download or read book Learning to Die in Miami written by Carlos Eire and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2010-11-02 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his 2003 National Book Award–winning memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana, Carlos Eire narrated his coming of age in Cuba just before and during the Castro revolution. That book literally ends in midair as eleven-year-old Carlos and his older brother leave Havana on an airplane—along with thousands of other children—to begin their new life in Miami in 1962. It would be years before he would see his mother again. He would never again see his beloved father. Learning to Die in Miami opens as the plane lands and Carlos faces, with trepidation and excitement, his new life. He quickly realizes that in order for his new American self to emerge, his Cuban self must "die." And so, with great enterprise and purpose, he begins his journey. We follow Carlos as he adjusts to life in his new home. Faced with learning English, attending American schools, and an uncertain future, young Carlos confronts the age-old immigrant’s plight: being surrounded by American bounty, but not able to partake right away. The abundance America has to offer excites him and, regardless of how grim his living situation becomes, he eagerly forges ahead with his own personal assimilation program, shedding the vestiges of his old life almost immediately, even changing his name to Charles. Cuba becomes a remote and vague idea in the back of his mind, something he used to know well, but now it "had ceased to be part of the world." But as Carlos comes to grips with his strange surroundings, he must also struggle with everyday issues of growing up. His constant movement between foster homes and the eventual realization that his parents are far away in Cuba bring on an acute awareness that his life has irrevocably changed. Flashing back and forth between past and future, we watch as Carlos balances the divide between his past and present homes and finds his way in this strange new world, one that seems to hold the exhilarating promise of infinite possibilities and one that he will eventually claim as his own. An exorcism and an ode, Learning to Die in Miami is a celebration of renewal—of those times when we’re certain we have died and then are somehow, miraculously, reborn.
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2011 ISBN :1591585279 Pages :723 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (591 users)
Download or read book Life Stories written by Maureen O'Connor and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 723 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access
Publisher :Vintage Release Date :2007 ISBN :1400079705 Pages :508 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (4 users)
Download or read book Nieve en La Habana written by Carlos M. N. Eire and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2007 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: En 1962, Carlos Eire fue uno de los 14.000 niños que fueron transportados fuera de Cuba en el puente aéreo conocido como la Operación Pedro Pan.
Publisher :UNC Press Books Release Date :2014 ISBN :146961152X Pages :279 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (469 users)
Download or read book The Revolution is for the Children written by Anita Casavantes Bradford and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2014 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revolution Is for the Children: The Politics of Childhood in Havana and Miami, 1959-1962
Publisher :Minnesota Historical Society Release Date :2008-10-14 ISBN :9780873517034 Pages :231 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (517 users)
Download or read book Tell Me True written by Patricia Hampl and published by Minnesota Historical Society. This book was released on 2008-10-14 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fourteen accomplished writers investigate the tantalizing gray area where memory and history intersect.
Publisher :Greenwood Publishing Group Release Date :2006 ISBN :9780313328558 Pages :372 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (328 users)
Download or read book Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction written by Lynda G. Adamson and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2006 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nonfiction is widely read and is increasingly prominent in the curriculum.
Publisher :Archway Publishing Release Date :2020-02-25 ISBN :1480885878 Pages :578 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (48 users)
Download or read book Why Cuba Matters written by Néstor T. Carbonell and published by Archway Publishing. This book was released on 2020-02-25 with total page 578 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As an eyewitness to Fidel Castro’s rise to power in Cuba and other key episodes, Néstor T. Carbonell sheds new light on how the ruler and his allies deceived and subjugated the Cuban people and defied twelve U.S. presidents. Just as important – if not more so – he reveals how the regime continues to pose a serious threat to the United States in collusion with Russia, China, and Venezuela. The author draws on declassified documents and reliable unpublished testimonies, as well as personal experiences, to delve into the Communist takeover of Cuba, which he denounced while on the island. He ponders the causes and consequences of the botched Bay of Pigs operation, which he joined as a refugee. From the battle to expel the Castro regime from the Organization of American States, which Carbonell helped achieve, to the Congressional Joint Resolution on Cuba, which he tenaciously pursued; from the looming Missile Crisis, which the author persistently flagged, to the myriad subversive activities he warned against and condemned, Néstor T. Carbonell debunks the myths and fallacies surrounding the longest-running subversive tyranny in modern times. Join the author as he shares a critical analysis of the Castro-Communist regime and explores the challenges and opportunities that will likely arise when freedom finally dawns in Cuba.
Publisher :Gibbs Smith Release Date :2008-07-01 ISBN :142360993X Pages :257 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (423 users)
Download or read book Havana Before Castro written by Peter Moruzzi and published by Gibbs Smith. This book was released on 2008-07-01 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Take a trip to the golden age of Havana in this gorgeously illustrated volume of vintage photographs, postcards, brochures, and other ephemera. Featuring hundreds of historic images and cultural artifacts, Havana Before Castro documents how the Cuban capital evolved from a Prohibition Era getaway destination to a heady blend of glittering nightclubs, outrageous cabarets, all-night bars, and backstreet brothels. Here, captured in one amazing book, is the drama, passion, intrigue, and opulence of a legendary city during its heyday—before the Castro regime took over and Americans were banned from travel to this tropical paradise. In chapters covering such topics as Cuban rum and cigars, the world-famous Tropicana Club, and Havana’s association with the mob, author Peter Moruzzi provides essential historical context for the many fascinating and evocative images.
Publisher :Duke University Press Release Date :2019-05-17 ISBN :1478004568 Pages :744 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (478 users)
Download or read book The Cuba Reader written by Aviva Chomsky and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2019-05-17 with total page 744 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tracking Cuban history from 1492 to the present, The Cuba Reader includes more than one hundred selections that present myriad perspectives on Cuba's history, culture, and politics. The volume foregrounds the experience of Cubans from all walks of life, including slaves, prostitutes, doctors, activists, and historians. Combining songs, poetry, fiction, journalism, political speeches, and many other types of documents, this revised and updated second edition of The Cuba Reader contains over twenty new selections that explore the changes and continuities in Cuba since Fidel Castro stepped down from power in 2006. For students, travelers, and all those who want to know more about the island nation just ninety miles south of Florida, The Cuba Reader is an invaluable introduction.
Publisher :ABC-CLIO Release Date :2012 ISBN :031334339X Pages :1439 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (313 users)
Download or read book Celebrating Latino Folklore written by María Herrera-Sobek and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2012 with total page 1439 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Encyclopedia volume A-D of a broad and comprehensive collection of descriptive information regarding all the genres of Latino folklore in the United States, covering the traditions of Americans who trace their ancestry to Mexico, Spain, or Latin America.
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Release Date :2018-11-15 ISBN :1498574416 Pages :192 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (498 users)
Download or read book The Feeling Child written by Philippa Page and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-11-15 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited volume, working within the specific frame of the ‘affective turn’ in the study of contemporary sociocultural settings across Latin America, compiles a series of essays on children's presence in selected Latin American literary and cinematic expressions.
Publisher :Abrams Release Date :2018-03-13 ISBN :1468315803 Pages :242 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (468 users)
Download or read book Our Woman in Havana written by Vicki Huddleston and published by Abrams. This book was released on 2018-03-13 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Our Woman in Havana chronicles the past several decades of US-Cuba relations from the bird’s-eye view of State Department veteran and longtime Cuba hand Vicki Huddleston, our top diplomat in Havana under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.After the US embassy in Havana was closed in 1961, relations between the two countries broke off. A thaw came in 1977, with the opening of a de facto embassy in Havana, the US Interests Section, where Huddleston would later serve. In her compelling memoir of a diplomat at work, she tells gripping stories of face-to-face encounters with Fidel Castro and the initiatives she undertook, like the transistor radios she furnished to ordinary Cubans. With inside accounts of many dramatic episodes, like the tumultuous Elián González custody battle, Huddleston also evokes the charm of the island country, and her warm affection for the Cuban people.Uniquely qualified to explain the inner workings of US-Cuba relations, Huddleston examines the Obama administration's diplomatic opening of 2014, the mysterious “sonic” brain and hearing injuries suffered by US and Canadian diplomats who were serving in Havana, and the rescinding of the diplomatic opening under the Trump administration.Huddleston recounts missed opportunities for détente, and the myths, misconceptions, and lies that have long pervaded US-Cuba relations. With Raúl Castro scheduled to step down in 2018, she also peers into the future, when for the first time in more than six decades no one named Castro will be Cuba's leader.Our Woman in Havana is essential reading for everyone interested in Cuba, including the thousands of Americans visiting the island every year, observers who study the stormy relationship with our near neighbor, and policymakers navigating the nuances and challenges of the US-Cuba relationship.