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From the author of the critically acclaimed novel Captiva (Prime Crime, 5/97) Another mystery featuring Randy Wayne White’s Doc Ford is on the way Will appeal to fans of Carl Hiaasen and John D. Macdonald "We’ll drop anything we're ...

Author: Randy Wayne White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101573778

Category: Fiction

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Randy Wayne White's Doc Ford novels have been praised as "witty" (San Diego Union-Tribune), "must-reads" (Chicago Tribune) and "superb." (Denver Post) Now, White's newest thriller takes Doc Ford to Havana, where his friend is being held by the Cuban government. Still haunted by his suspected involvement in a plot against Castro, Ford ventures to Cuba--where he finds himself entangled in a web of murder, revenge, and assassination. From the author of the critically acclaimed novel Captiva (Prime Crime, 5/97) Another mystery featuring Randy Wayne White’s Doc Ford is on the way Will appeal to fans of Carl Hiaasen and John D. Macdonald "We’ll drop anything we're doing to read a new Randy White novel and be glad we did." --Denver Post
1998-05-01 By Randy Wayne White

This book, which includes the Podell family's never-before-seen photos, menus, and club memorabilia, as well as interviews, allows us to truly get a peek at the Copa and its great moment in New York history.

Author: Mickey Podell-Raber

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: IND:30000116779616

Category: History

Page: 224

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A behind-the-scenes tour of the legendary nightclub is told through the story of its owner, tracing his rise from an uneducated Russian immigrant to the innovator of one of New York's most popular hotspots, in an account that also documents the performances of famous guest celebrities. 25,000 first printing.
2007-10-02 By Mickey Podell-Raber

North of Havana tells the story of a spy ring sent by Cuba in the early 1990s to infiltrate anti-Communist extremists in Miami.

Author: Martin Garbus

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781620974476

Category: Political Science

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From one of America’s leading legal minds, a riveting look at the U.S.-Cuban relationship seen through the lens of a nearly impossible case During his distinguished career, Martin Garbus has established himself as a well-known trial lawyer representing the likes of Daniel Ellsberg and Leonard Peltier. But there is no story Garbus wants to tell more than that of his most challenging case: representing five Cuban spies marooned in the U.S. prison system and his efforts to get them out. North of Havana tells the story of a spy ring sent by Cuba in the early 1990s to infiltrate anti-Communist extremists in Miami. Erroneously charged by the U.S. government in connection with the 1996 shootdown of two planes circulating anti-Castro leaflets over Havana, the spies—in the absence of evidence—were convicted in 2000 of conspiracy to commit espionage and murder. Caught up in the sweep of history, the Cuban Five, as they became known, played a central role over the next decade in the recent thaw in Cuban-American relations. Set in Miami and Havana, North of Havana is a mesmerizing tale of international intrigue, espionage, and political gamesmanship that continues to play a shaping role in American foreign policy and presidential elections. In the process, the books shows how the justice system can be, and is, subverted for political purposes and gives readers insight into one of the most fascinating legal cases of our times.
2019-06-04 By Martin Garbus

The book explores both the interconnected histories of the British and Spanish empires and the crucial role played by free people of color and the enslaved in the creation and defense of Havana.

Author: Elena Andrea Schneider

Publisher: Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 1469645351

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 335

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In 1762, British forces mobilized more than 230 ships and 26,000 soldiers, sailors, and enslaved Africans to attack Havana, one of the wealthiest and most populous ports in the Americas. They met fierce resistance. Spanish soldiers and local militias in Cuba, along with enslaved Africans who were promised freedom, held off the enemy for six suspenseful weeks. In the end, the British prevailed, but more lives were lost in the invasion and subsequent eleven-month British occupation of Havana than during the entire Seven Years' War in North America. The Occupation of Havana offers a nuanced and poignantly human account of the British capture and Spanish recovery of this coveted Caribbean city. The book explores both the interconnected histories of the British and Spanish empires and the crucial role played by free people of color and the enslaved in the creation and defense of Havana. Tragically, these men and women would watch their promise of freedom and greater rights vanish in the face of massive slave importation and increased sugar production upon Cuba's return to Spanish rule. By linking imperial negotiations with events in Cuba and their consequences, Elena Schneider sheds new light on the relationship between slavery and empire at the dawn of the Age of Revolutions.

In this fascinating portrait of an unusual relationship between two enigmatic world leaders, author and historian Robert Wright brings to life three days of Canadian politics played out on the international stage.

Author: Robert Wright

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

ISBN: 9781554689316

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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On January 26, 1976, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau became the first leader of a NATO country to visit Cuba since the crippling 1960 American economic embargo. Accompanied by his wife, Margaret, and baby Michel, Trudeau was greeted in Havana by 250,000 cheering Cubans and a 30-foot poster of himself. “Long live Prime Minister Fidel Castro!” Trudeau would famously shout at the love-in. In this fascinating portrait of an unusual relationship between two enigmatic world leaders, author and historian Robert Wright brings to life three days of Canadian politics played out on the international stage. In a revealing look at both leaders’ personalities and political ideologies, Wright shows how these two towering figures—despite their official positions as allies of rival empires—determinedly refused to exist merely as handmaidens to the United States and forged a long-lasting relationship.
2010-06-01 By Robert Wright

Newly revised and redesigned, this book assesses nearly 500 years of urban development and planning in Havana, paying particular attention to the city's rich blend of Spanish-Cuban-Latin American-North American architecture and design.

Author: Joseph L. Scarpaci

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807853690

Category: History

Page: 437

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Newly revised and redesigned, this book assesses nearly 500 years of urban development and planning in Havana, paying particular attention to the city's rich blend of Spanish-Cuban-Latin American-North American architecture and design.

This is a compelling and dramatic account of Cuban policy in Africa from 1959 to 1976 and of its escalating clash with U.S. policy toward the continent.

Author: Piero Gleijeses

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807826472

Category: Political Science

Page: 552

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This is a compelling and dramatic account of Cuban policy in Africa from 1959 to 1976 and of its escalating clash with U.S. policy toward the continent. Piero Gleijeses's fast-paced narrative takes the reader from Cuba's first steps to assist Algerian reb
2002 By Piero Gleijeses

In this first-person account of Mark Plimsoll's BILINGUAL participation on the tour, he adroitly describes the comedic confrontations with police, the FBI, professional protesters, star-crossed lovers, and U.S. Customs agents- and in Cuba, ...

Author: Mark Plimsoll

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557133741

Category: Travel

Page: 158

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Mr. Plimsoll joins a North-American 'Christian' philanthropic caravan that converges upon San Diego to deliver used computers to Cuba. The two hundred 'Caravanistas' from North America each donated computers, or paid around $1,000 to go to Cuba, to help end the trade embargo, sanctions, and accusations about Cuba's Human Rights violations. The leadership advertises their showdown with the Feds in the name of Civil Disobedience. Of course the Feds win, and take away all the computers. The 'Caravanistas' hear words of encouragement- to sit it out in a hunger strike until they get the computers back. This doesn't sit well with everyone, especially not with the outspoken Mark Plimsoll. In this first-person account of Mark Plimsoll's BILINGUAL participation on the tour, he adroitly describes the comedic confrontations with police, the FBI, professional protesters, star-crossed lovers, and U.S. Customs agents- and in Cuba, the sexual magnetism between people with money, and people without.
2011-01 By Mark Plimsoll

RAFAEL CHAQUET A CUBAN DETECTIVE IN HAVANA BACK IN THE 1950'S WAS DEDICATED AND CREATIVE, HE FOUGHT AGAINST THE BATISTA DICTATORSHIP AND WHEN FIDEL CASTRO TOOK POWER HE WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN CASTRO OVERTHROW, WAS SEND TO PRISON IN THE 1970S ...

Author: Celso FERNANDEZ

Publisher:

ISBN: 1687362262

Category:

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RAFAEL CHAQUET A CUBAN DETECTIVE IN HAVANA BACK IN THE 1950'S WAS DEDICATED AND CREATIVE, HE FOUGHT AGAINST THE BATISTA DICTATORSHIP AND WHEN FIDEL CASTRO TOOK POWER HE WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN CASTRO OVERTHROW, WAS SEND TO PRISON IN THE 1970S AND LATER BECAME AN EXILE IN THE US WHERE HE PUT HIS DETECTIVE KNOWLEDGE TO WORK.
2019-08-19 By Celso FERNANDEZ

It was a popular winter destination for North American tourists in the 1950s, and this cookbook recaptures the spirit of Old Havana-- Habana la vieja-- and its celebrated culinary traditions.

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Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 0781813484

Category: Cooking

Page: 136

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Now available in paperback, this cookbook recaptures the spirit of Old Havana - Habana la vieja - and its celebrated culinary traditions. Cuban cuisine, though derived from its mother country, Spain, has been modified and refined by locally available foods like pork, rice, corn, beans and sugar, and the requirements of a tropical climate. Fine Gulf Stream fish, crabs and lobsters, and an almost infinite variety of vegetables and luscious tropical fruits also have their places on the traditional Cuban table. This cookbook includes over 50 recipes, each in Spanish with side-by-side English translation - all of them classic Cuban fare and old Havana specialties adapted for the North American kitchen. Among the recipes included are: Ajiaco (famous Cuban Stew), Boiled Pargo with Avocado Sauce, Lobster Havanaise, Tamal en Cazuela (Soft Tamal), Quimbombo (okra), Picadillo, Roast Suckling Pig, and Boniatillo (Sweet Potato Dulce), along with a whole chapter on famous Cuban cocktails and beverages.
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This volume provides a forum for the principal Cuban and American archaeologists to update the current state of Cuban archaeological research--from rock art and potsherds to mortuary practices and historical renovation--thereby filling in ...

Author: L. Antonio Curet

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817351878

Category: History

Page: 241

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"Dialogues in Cuban Archaeology" provides a politically and historically informed review of Cuban archaeology, from both American and Cuban perspectives.
2005-08-21 By L. Antonio Curet

Havana in the 1850s is a city as dangerous as it is exotic.

Author: Martin Davies

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444708387

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Havana in the 1850s is a city as dangerous as it is exotic. The murder of a humble night watchman at the British Consulate seems to worry neither the Consul nor the police. But one person cared for the old man. The enigmatic courtesan Leonarda will not rest until she understands the mystery of his death. In wintry England, George Backhouse is plucked from obscurity in the Foreign Office and given an unexpected promotion. His task: to travel to Cuba and take a stand against the illegal slave trade still flourishing there. But Havana is a tinderbox of intrigue. As the great powers of the region conspire against each other with increasing ruthlessness for control of the island, Backhouse comes to see that the most innocent of actions could spark a devastating war. To protect their interests, the powers-that-be in Whitehall are prepared to turn a blind eye to many things. Leonarda will not. But what of George Backhouse?
2014-09-11 By Martin Davies

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ISBN: OCLC:77568839

Category: Havana (N.D.)

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ISBN: UOM:39015035529299

Category: Geology

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"It's the late 1950's in Havana.

Author: Ashley Morgan

Publisher: Gatekeeper Press

ISBN: 1642371424

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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It's the late 1950's in Havana. Flowing mojitos and hip-shaking rhumbas rule colorful nightclubs filled with elegantly dressed beautiful people from around the world. Casinos, run by gangsters like Meyer Lansky, and a government on the brink, keep the atmosphere charged. Enter Dimple Duncan, a proper Southern belle trying to help her husband with the social aspects of landing a business deal with the Batista government. When she meets Roberto, the Latin dreamboat lawyer also helping her husband, things quickly get out of hand - romantically and ethically. And when she meets Fidel her patriotism is tested in a way she never dreamed possible.
2019-03-12 By Ashley Morgan

The book explores both the interconnected histories of the British and Spanish empires and the crucial role played by free people of color and the enslaved in the creation and defense of Havana.

Author: Elena A. Schneider

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469645360

Category: History

Page: 360

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In 1762, British forces mobilized more than 230 ships and 26,000 soldiers, sailors, and enslaved Africans to attack Havana, one of the wealthiest and most populous ports in the Americas. They met fierce resistance. Spanish soldiers and local militias in Cuba, along with enslaved Africans who were promised freedom, held off the enemy for six suspenseful weeks. In the end, the British prevailed, but more lives were lost in the invasion and subsequent eleven-month British occupation of Havana than during the entire Seven Years' War in North America. The Occupation of Havana offers a nuanced and poignantly human account of the British capture and Spanish recovery of this coveted Caribbean city. The book explores both the interconnected histories of the British and Spanish empires and the crucial role played by free people of color and the enslaved in the creation and defense of Havana. Tragically, these men and women would watch their promise of freedom and greater rights vanish in the face of massive slave importation and increased sugar production upon Cuba's return to Spanish rule. By linking imperial negotiations with events in Cuba and their consequences, Elena Schneider sheds new light on the relationship between slavery and empire at the dawn of the Age of Revolutions.
2018-10-29 By Elena A. Schneider

Using all available local Cuban sources, Alejandro de la Fuente provides the first examination of the transformation of Havana into a vibrant Atlantic port city and the fastest-growing urban center in the Americas in the late sixteenth ...

Author: Alejandro de la Fuente

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807878065

Category: History

Page: 304

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Havana in the 1550s was a small coastal village with a very limited population that was vulnerable to attack. By 1610, however, under Spanish rule it had become one of the best-fortified port cities in the world and an Atlantic center of shipping, commerce, and shipbuilding. Using all available local Cuban sources, Alejandro de la Fuente provides the first examination of the transformation of Havana into a vibrant Atlantic port city and the fastest-growing urban center in the Americas in the late sixteenth century. He shows how local ambitions took advantage of the imperial design and situates Havana within the slavery and economic systems of the colonial Atlantic.
2011-02-01 By Alejandro de la Fuente

Though the evidence furnished by the state of the bottom fauna itself in this lake in 1920 was also in some directions indicative of a much more nearly normal condition than in the lakes north of Havana at the same time, ...

Author: Illinois. Natural History Survey Division

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ISBN: IND:30000089935963

Category: Birds

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The book also contains an extended interview with Varela and English translations of the lyrics to all his recorded songs, most of which are appearing in print for the very first time.

Author: Maria Carida Cumana

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442669000

Category: History

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For more than thirty years, musician Carlos Varela has been a guide to the heart, soul, and sound of Havana. One of the best known singer-songwriters to emerge out of the Cuban nueva trova movement, Varela has toured in North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe. In North America, Varela is “Cuba’s Bob Dylan.” In Cuba, he is the voice of the generation that came of age in the 1990s and for whom his songs are their generation’s anthems. My Havana is a lyrical exploration of Varela’s life and work, and of the vibrant musical, literary, and cinematic culture of his generation. Popular both among Cubans on the island and in the diaspora, Varela is legendary for the intense political honesty of lyrics. He is one of the most important musicians in the Cuban scene today. In My Havana, writers living in Canada, Cuba, the United States, and Great Britain use Varela’s life and music to explore the history and cultural politics of contemporary Cuba. The book also contains an extended interview with Varela and English translations of the lyrics to all his recorded songs, most of which are appearing in print for the very first time.
2014-09-24 By Maria Carida Cumana

Iowa to his substantial 480-acre homestead on Dragoon Creek north of Havana. On the 9th of August in 1862 a young eighteen-year-old, Ernst Maxamilian Adolph Buek, who had lost his mother and father while very young and had worked his ...

Author: Glenn Crumb and Marvin Crumb

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493189724

Category: Reference

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