Waiting for Snow in Havana

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 9780743246415
Pages : 390 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 390 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:

Waiting for Snow in Havana

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ISBN : 9781417740857
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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.

Open and Unabashed Reviews on Waiting for Snow in Havana

Publisher : Lennex
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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.

100 of the Most Outrageous Comments about Waiting for Snow in Havana

Publisher : Lennex
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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.

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

Learning to Die in Miami

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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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.

Learning to Die in Miami

Publisher : Free Press
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ISBN : 9781439181911
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (181 users)

Download or read book Learning to Die in Miami written by Carlos Eire and published by Free Press. This book was released on 2011-06-07 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Continuing the personal saga begun in the National Book Award-winning Waiting for Snow in Havana, the inspiring, sad, funny, bafflingly beautiful story of a boy uprooted by the Cuban Revolution and transplanted to Miami during the years of the Kennedy administration. 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.

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 : 256 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 256 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.

Revolution Is for the Children

Publisher : UNC Press Books
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ISBN : 146961152X
Pages : 278 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (469 users)

Download or read book Revolution Is for the Children written by Anita Casavantes Bradford and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2014-04-21 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revolution Is for the Children: The Politics of Childhood in Havana and Miami, 1959-1962

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.

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.

Our Woman in Havana

Publisher : Abrams
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ISBN : 1468315803
Pages : 304 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 304 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.

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.

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.