Waiting for Snow in Havana

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 9780743246415
Pages : 404 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (246 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 2004-01-13 with total page 404 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.

Waiting for Snow in Havana

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ISBN : 9781416544722
Pages : 390 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (544 users)

Download or read book Waiting for Snow in Havana written by Carlos Eire and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Life Stories

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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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

The Revolution is for the Children

Publisher : UNC Press Books
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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

Tell Me True

Publisher : Minnesota Historical Society
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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.

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780313328558
Pages : 352 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 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nonfiction is widely read and is increasingly prominent in the curriculum.

Havana Before Castro

Publisher : Gibbs Smith
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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.

The Cuba Reader

Publisher : Duke University Press
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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.

Celebrating Latino Folklore

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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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.

The Feeling Child

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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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.

Our Woman in Havana

Publisher : Abrams
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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.

Why Cuba Matters

Publisher : Archway Publishing
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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.

We Got Mojo!

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 1524525820
Pages : 366 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (524 users)

Download or read book We Got Mojo! written by Raul A Deju and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2016-07-21 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thirty-five of my BFF and I decided last year to write snippets of our lives, reflecting on how we used our mojo to survive and thrive. Many of us escaped adversity in our home countries, including the genocide of the Killing Fields in Cambodia, the Cuban Revolution, and the brutal life in the rural mountain villages of Per. Others in my list of BFF escaped the equally harsh demons of drug addiction, while others survived poverty, racism, war, and all forms of discrimination. However, nothing could stop any of us in our aim to lead a successful life with no sulking. None of us considered success the result of becoming rich and famous; instead, to us, success meant bettering ourselves, bettering the world, innovating where we could, and creating businesses, such as Charles Schwab, EnergySolutions, Yahoo, HBO, MTV, Nickelodeon, parts of the Virgin Group, and many others. We have accomplished our goals through passion, leadership, and perseverance without sacrificing our values, and we continue to do so today. The book contains our stories in our own words, and just like Napoleon Hill did in his famous book Think and Grow Rich in 1937, we have analyzed our life trips and derived the twenty rules that we have consciously or unconsciously followed to achieve our individual success. The stories represent three dozen lifetimes of successes and failures, or perhaps we should call them learning steps. Through it all, we have used our mojo to the max and still do so today. We truly got mojo, and these are our stories of inspiration and perspiration.

Cuba

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0190620382
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (19 users)

Download or read book Cuba written by Julia E. Sweig and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-05-25 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever since Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba in 1959, Americans have obsessed about the nation ninety miles south of the Florida Keys. America's fixation on the tropical socialist republic has only grown over the years, fueled in part by successive waves of Cuban immigration and Castro's larger-than-life persona. Cubans are now a major ethnic group in Florida, and the exile community is so powerful that every American president has curried favor with it. But what do most Americans really know about Cuba itself? In this third edition of the widely hailed Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Julia Sweig updates her concise and remarkably accessible portrait of the small island nation. This edition contains a new foreword that discusses developments since Obama and Raul Castro announced the normalization of US-Cuba relations and restored formal diplomatic ties. A new final chapter discusses how normalization came to pass and covers Pope Francis' visit to Cuba, where he met with Fidel and Raul Castro. Expansive in coverage and authoritative in scope, the book looks back over Cuba's history since the Spanish American War before shifting to recent times. Focusing equally on Cuba's role in world affairs and its own social and political transformations, Sweig divides the book chronologically into the pre-Fidel era, the period between the 1959 revolution and the fall of the Soviet Union, the post-Cold War era, and -- finally -- the post-Fidel era. Informative, pithy, and lucidly written, it is the best compact reference on Cuba's internal politics, its often fraught relationship with the United States, and its shifting relationship with the global community. What Everyone Needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.

Cuba

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0190620374
Pages : 385 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (19 users)

Download or read book Cuba written by Julia Sweig and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Informative, pithy, and lucidly written, Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know, 3rd edition, is the best compact reference on Cuba's internal politics, its often fraught relationship with the United States, and its shifting relationship with the global community.

Hollywood in Havana

Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN : 022659372X
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (226 users)

Download or read book Hollywood in Havana written by Megan Feeney and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2019-01-11 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the turn of the twentieth century through the late 1950s, Havana was a locus for American movie stars, with glamorous visitors including Errol Flynn, John Wayne, and Marlon Brando. In fact, Hollywood was seemingly everywhere in pre-Castro Havana, with movie theaters three to a block in places, widely circulated silver screen fanzines, and terms like “cowboy” and “gangster” entering Cuban vernacular speech. Hollywood in Havana uses this historical backdrop as the catalyst for a startling question: Did exposure to half a century of Hollywood pave the way for the Cuban Revolution of 1959? Megan Feeney argues that the freedom fighting extolled in American World War II dramas and the rebellious values and behaviors seen in postwar film noir helped condition Cuban audiences to expect and even demand purer forms of Cuban democracy and national sovereignty. At the same time, influential Cuban intellectuals worked to translate Hollywood ethics into revolutionary rhetoric—which, ironically, led to pointed critiques and subversions of the US presence in Cuba. Hollywood in Havana not only expands our notions of how American cinema was internalized around the world—it also broadens our view of the ongoing history of US-Cuban interactions, both cultural and political.

The Cinema of Cuba

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1786722534
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book The Cinema of Cuba written by Ann Marie Stock and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-06-30 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary Cuba is opening up to the rest of the world. Its colonial past and the Communist revolution have left a lasting imprint on society, yet there is a tangible sense of rapid change which is reflected in the island's national cinema. New screen technologies and digital distribution media have supported the efficacy and global reach of Cuban filmmakers whose work, somewhat in lieu of adequate distribution and traditional screening facilities in Cuba itself, is often disseminated via 'flash' (USB memory sticks).Channelling an energetic DIY attitude through grassroots movements and ad-hoc resourcefulness, the new filmmakers of Cuba have inspired the editors of this book to embrace their contagious enthusiasm through essays on authentic Cuban cinema. Whilst the book provides a comprehensive overview of the history behind current practices, it also moves beyond this to examine key case studies as well as 'snapshots' of individuals working within the industry today. Chapters celebrate the shared creativity as well as diversity of Cuban cinema, including both productions of the Cuban Film Institute's (ICAIC) as well as those from the industry margins. The films discussed demonstrate a driving cinematic force through social criticism, the emphasis of debate and historical change through film, reassessments of gender relations, the use of new technologies and much more.