Cars in Cuba You Should See Before You Die


Author: Kim Buddee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781742579702
Category: Antique and classic cars
Page: 288
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Visitors to Cuba are enchanted by the music, the cigars and rum but above all they love those iconic classic American cars thundering along the crumbling streets of Havana and over the dusty bumpy roads of the island. In the first half of the 20th century Cuba was one of the greatest importers of American cars and by 1955 they numbered over one hundred and fifty five thousand. Kim Buddee's affectionate tribute to this Jurassic Park of motor vehicles captures the wide range of imports from pre WW2 through the glory days of the 1950s. Away from the motor museums and collectors' Concourses, here these classic vehicles appear warts an' all, strung together with duct tape and wire, hybrid models with odd hood ornaments and hand painted panels, some in motion and some broken down.

Cars of Cuba


Author: Cristina García,Joshua Greene,D. C. Allen
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: N.A
Category: Transportation
Page: 64
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Cubans call them cacharros: the gorgeous old American cars of the '40s and '50s that can be found throughout the country. There are classic Chevrolets, Fords, Lincolns, Cadillacs, Packards, Oldsmobiles, Buicks, De Sotos, Dodges, Pontiacs, Studebakers, Thunderbirds, Ramblers, and more, all from Detroit's golden age and all still on the road. Cars of Cuba - with an introduction by Cristina Garcia, author of the novel Dreaming in Cuban, and fifty-three color photographs by Joshua Greene - is a visit to the greatest American car museum in the world!

Waiting For Snow In Havana


Author: Carlos Eire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147110835X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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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.

Next Year in Havana


Author: Chanel Cleeton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399586695
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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THE JULY PICK FOR REESE WITHERSPOON'S HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB "A beautiful novel that's full of forbidden passions, family secrets and a lot of courage and sacrifice."--Reese Witherspoon After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution... Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary... Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.

Cuba's Evolution

Columbus to Castro
Author: Kim Buddee
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764353123
Category: TRAVEL
Page: 144
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This thoughtfully composed visual tour of contemporary Cuba captures the island and its people emerging from a time capsule through vivid photographs and narrative vignettes that relate the story of the nation's evolution from Columbus to Castro. Due to its recent shift in relations with the world, and the US in particular, Cuba's complex, colorful history is again being rewritten. View Havana from San Carlos de la Caba�a, a fortress built in 1762, and absorb the pastel colors of iconic pre-1960 American convertibles against the backdrop of Cuba's eclectic architecture. Glimpse rolling mountains and hills on the road to Playa Rancho Luna; Adelaida telling fortunes in the street; and boxing practice in a vacant lot, in La Habana Vieja. Enjoy this historic moment before a slow but inevitable transformation changes this nation forever.

In the Time of the Butterflies


Author: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565129768
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas—“The Butterflies.” In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters—Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé—speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression.

Telex from Cuba

A Novel
Author: Rachel Kushner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141656103X
Category: Fiction
Page: 322
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Coming of age in mid-1950s Cuba where the local sugar and nickel production are controlled by American interests, Everly Lederer and KC Stites observe the indulgences and betrayals of the adult world and are swept up by the political underground and the revolt led by Fidel and Raul Castro. 75,000 first printing.

After Fidel

The Inside Story of Castro's Regime and Cuba's Next Leader
Author: Brian Latell
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466885912
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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This is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of the extraordinary Castro brothers and the dynastic succession of Fidel's younger brother Raul. Brian Latell, the CIA analyst who has followed Castro since the sixties, gives an unprecedented view into Fidel and Raul's remarkable relationship, revealing how they have collaborated in policy making, divided responsibilities, and resolved disagreements for more than forty years--a challenge to the notion that Fidel always acts alone. Latell has had more access to the brothers than anyone else in this country, and his briefs to the CIA informed much of U.S. policy. Based on his knowledge of Raul Castro, Latell makes projections on what kind of leader Raul will be and how the shift in power might influence U.S.-Cuban relations.

Open for Business

Building the New Cuban Economy
Author: Richard Feinberg
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815727682
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
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An expert guide to Cuba’s economic opening to the outside world. Ninety miles across the Straits of Florida, an exciting new revolution is afoot. This time, instead of guerillas marching down the streets of Havana, it is a global economy that will upend Cuba. Now opening to the world, what new forms is this nascent economy likely to take? Open for Business: The New Cuban Economy, Richard E. Feinberg’s new book, examines the Cuban economy as it makes its early steps into developing a more dynamic market economy. He examines key issues like the role foreign investors will play, how Cubans will forge a path to entrepreneurship, and the roadmaps suggested by other emerging economies. As Cuba’s economy awakens from the post-Castro dream, it will do so with a flavor that is uniquely Cuban. Feinberg’s book—enriched by interviews and in-depth field research conducted over the last five years—speaks both to Cuba’s legacy and to its new horizons on the world stage.

What I Learned about Cuba by Going to Cuba


Author: Antonio R. Zamora
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781484823736
Category: History
Page: 142
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This book is about one man's trips to Cuba and about the relationship between the United States and the island nation. Since his first trip back to the homeland in 1995, he has been back to Cuba more than forty times, travelling not only under specific licenses to attend meetings and conferences, but also under a general licenses to conduct professional research, as well as family visits. It is unusual for a Cuban American to travel to Cuba so often, more so because of Antonio Zamora's age and political background. As a result of his trips he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge well worth sharing. In the months and years ahead, the discussion in the United States on what to do about Cuba is certain to increase significantly. This book provides important answers to the reality of Cuba and U.S. policy.

How to win friends & influence people


Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9352613937
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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The Double Life of Fidel Castro

My 17 Years as Personal Bodyguard to El Lider Maximo
Author: Juan Reinaldo Sanchez,Axel Gyldén
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250068762
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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A revelatory memoir of the 17 years Juan Sanchez spent as one of Fidel Castro's personal soldiers, in his innermost circle

The Big Truck That Went By

How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster
Author: Jonathan M. Katz
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137323957
Category: History
Page: 320
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On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the nation least prepared to handle it. Jonathan M. Katz, the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti, was inside his house when it buckled along with hundreds of thousands of others. In this visceral, authoritative first-hand account, Katz chronicles the terror of that day, the devastation visited on ordinary Haitians, and how the world reacted to a nation in need. More than half of American adults gave money for Haiti, part of a monumental response totaling $16.3 billion in pledges. But three years later the relief effort has foundered. It's most basic promises—to build safer housing for the homeless, alleviate severe poverty, and strengthen Haiti to face future disasters—remain unfulfilled. The Big Truck That Went By presents a sharp critique of international aid that defies today's conventional wisdom; that the way wealthy countries give aid makes poor countries seem irredeemably hopeless, while trapping millions in cycles of privation and catastrophe. Katz follows the money to uncover startling truths about how good intentions go wrong, and what can be done to make aid "smarter." With coverage of Bill Clinton, who came to help lead the reconstruction; movie-star aid worker Sean Penn; Wyclef Jean; Haiti's leaders and people alike, Katz weaves a complex, darkly funny, and unexpected portrait of one of the world's most fascinating countries. The Big Truck That Went By is not only a definitive account of Haiti's earthquake, but of the world we live in today.

Lonely Planet Cuba


Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 9781786571496
Category: Cooking
Page: 544
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Cuba Classics

A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles
Author: Christopher P. Baker
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
ISBN: 9781566565462
Category: History
Page: 189
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This unique homage to Cuba's astonishing wealth of antique cars is also a paean to the extraordinary people who keep their weary "cacharros running with resourcefulness, ingenuity and great good humor. In a collection of vibrant images, "Cuba Classics reveals the time-worn splendor of classic American automobiles spanning eight decades. This magnificent portrait of today's classic cars is also an exploration of the island's tumultuous history. In a dynamic photojournalistic essay that traces the long love affair between Cubans and the U.S. automobile, Christopher P. Baker also celebrates Cuba's landscapes and colors, his images putting the beloved "cacharros within a tropical setting both sensual and surreal. Written in a lively, engaging style, "Cuba Classics captivates everyone from armchair travelers to classic car connoisseurs with powerful imagery that reflects the beguiling other-worldly charm of Cuba, the Caribbean's most compelling and intriguing isle.

Cuba's Car Culture

Celebrating the Island's Automotive Love Affair
Author: Tom Cotter
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1627888810
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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Welcome to Cuba's automotive time capsule, filled with classic cars. The story of how Cuba came to be trapped in automotive time is a fascinating one. For decades, the island country had enjoyed healthy tourism trade and American outpost status, and by the 1950s it had the highest per capita automotive purchasing of any Latin American country - its middle class ensured an interesting variety of vehicles plying the roads. But when Cuba fell to communist rebels in 1959, so ended the inflow of new cars. Since then, trade embargo forced Cuba's car enthusiasts to develop a unique and insular culture, one marked by great creativity, such as: Keeping a car alive with no opportunity to acquire replacement parts Customizing a car with no access to aftermarket parts Drag racing with no drag strip In many ways, Cuba is an automotive time warp, where the newest car is a 1959 Chevy or perhaps one of the Soviet Ladas. Cuba's Car Culture offers an inside look at a unique car culture, populated with cars that have been cut off from the world so long that they've morphed into something else in the spirit of automotive survival. Authors Tom Cotter and Bill Warner (founder of the Amelia Island Concours) take readers of Cuba's Car Culture on a whirlwind tour of all things automotive, beginning with Cuba's pre-Castro car and racing history and bringing us up to today's lost collector cars, street racing, and the challenges of keeping decades-old cars on the road. The book is illustrated throughout with rare historical photos as well as contemporary photos of Cuba's current car scene. For anyone who enjoys classic cars, from old Chevy Bel-Airs to Studebakers to Ford Fairlanes, a cruise around Cuba will make you feel like a kid in a candy store.

The Cuban Missile Crisis


Author: M. White
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230374506
Category: History
Page: 291
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Why did the Cuban Missile Crisis happen? How was it resolved? By focusing on the roles of a number of key individuals, such as JFK, Robert Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, and by using recently declassified materials, this book frames answers to these questions. In so doing, it presents a cluster of new findings and arguments, including a fresh interpretation of Khrushchev's motives for putting missiles in Cuba, new information on the mystery surrounding Senator Kenneth Keating's secret sources, and evidence indicating that JFK planned to carry out a military strike on Cuba at the start of the crisis.

Assata

An Autobiography
Author: Assata Shakur
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1783606819
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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'Deftly written...a spellbinding tale.' The New York Times In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white state trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign to criminalize and suppress black nationalist organizations. This intensely personal and political autobiography reveals a sensitive and gifted woman. With wit and candour Assata recounts the formative experiences that led her to embrace a life of activism. With pained awareness she portrays the strengths, weaknesses and eventual demise of black and white revolutionary groups at the hands of the state. A major contribution to the history of black liberation, destined to take its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.

Cat Person


Author: KRISTEN. ROUPENIAN
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
ISBN: 9781787331150
Category:
Page: 72
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She thought, brightly, This is the worst life decision I have ever made! And she marvelled at herself for a while, at the mystery of this person who'd just done this bizarre, inexplicable thing. Margot meets Robert. They exchange numbers. They text, flirt and eventually have sex - the type of sex you attempt to forget. How could one date go so wrong? Everything that takes place in Cat Person happens to countless people every day. But Cat Person is not an everyday story. In less than a week, Kristen Roupenian's New Yorker debut became the most read and shared short story in their website's history. This is the bad date that went viral. This is the conversation we're all having. You Know You Want This, Kristen Roupenian's debut collection, will be published in February 2019.

Sport in Cuba

The Diamond in the Rough
Author: Paula J. Pettavino,Geralyn Pye
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822974592
Category: History
Page: 320
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No aspect of Cuban life more clearly epitomizes their government's emphasis on image-building and individual participation than the system of physical culture and competitive athletics. Indeed the Cuban record in international athletics is the most universally recognized success of the communist revolution, as indicated by the Cuban arrival in the 1972 Olympics and the 1991 Pan-American Games, when Cuba beat the United States in the gold medal tally, dominating boxing, baseball, and winning the marathon. The fruits of the Cuban sports system were again in evidence at the Barcelona Olympics of 1992, despite the severe deprivation caused by the collapse of the island's socialist allies. In spite of the obvious success and political importance of sport in Cuba, very little has been written on the subject. Sport in Cuba closes this gap. In the first major study on the Cuban system of sports and physical culture, Paula J. Pettvino and Geralyn Pye analyze how sports was given such a high priority in Cuba, how the country became a world power by the mid-1970s, and the impact of sports on Cuban society. Moving from the early days when the government's approach to sports was loosely defined, through the construction of a complex system of physical culture, to the current years of uncertainty, Sport in Cuba utilizes both archival sources and personal interviews. It will be of interest to Latin Americanists and students of sports.