Havana

Havana
Two Faces of the Antillean Metropolis

by Joseph L. Scarpaci,Roberto Segre,Mario Coyula

  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 437
  • ISBN : 9780807853696
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Havana: Autobiography of a City

Havana: Autobiography of a City
A Book

by Alfredo José Estrada

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release : 2016-03-08
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1250114667
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alfredo José Estrada's intimate ties to Havana form the basis for this "autobiography," written as though from the city's own heart. Covering the island's five hundred year history, Estrada portrays the adventurers and dreamers who left their mark on Havana, including José Martí, martyr for Cuban independence; and Ernest Hemingway, the most American of writers who became an unabashed Habanero. Deeply personal and affecting, Havana is the accessible and complete story of the city for the history buff and armchair traveler alike.

Havana

Havana
A Cultural and Literary Companion

by Claudia Lightfoot

  • Publisher : Signal Books
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9781902669335
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book from the Cities of the Imagination Series, Lightfoot explores Havana's history and its paradoxes--a place where architectural treasures survive among crumbling tenements, and where politics and exile harbor great literature, art, and music. Maps. Illustrations.

Havana USA

Havana USA
Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida, 1959-1994

by María Cristina García

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1997-10-28
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN : 0520211170
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Cuban refugee raised in Miami, Maria Cristina Garcia presents a comprehensive and revealing account of the unprecedented Cuban migration into South Florida since Fidel Castro came to power. Garcia's exploration of the complicated realm of Cuban American identity sets a new standard in social and cultural history.

Havana Before Castro

Havana Before Castro
When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground

by Peter Moruzzi

  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release : 2008-07-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781423609933
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Featuring hundreds of vintage photographs, postcards, brochures, and other materials evocative of time and place, Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground documents how the city of Havana evolved from Prohibition haven and rich man's playground 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 dictatorship re-imagined the country and Americans were banned from travel to this tropical paradise. An architectural historian by profession, Peter Moruzzi is an acknowledged expert on midcentury modern architecture and design. He is the founder of the Palm Springs Modern Committee, an internationally recognized historic preservation organization, and the writer/director of Desert Holiday, a documentary film chronicling the history of Palm Springs as seen through vintage postcards. He resides in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles and in Palm Springs.

The Pride of Havana

The Pride of Havana
A History of Cuban Baseball

by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2001-05-24
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780195349177
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the first amateur leagues of the 1860s to the exploits of Livan and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, here is the definitive history of baseball in Cuba. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria expertly traces the arc of the game, intertwining its heroes and their stories with the politics, music, dance, and literature of the Cuban people. What emerges is more than a story of balls and strikes, but a richly detailed history of Cuba told from the unique cultural perch of the baseball diamond. Filling a void created by Cuba's rejection of bullfighting and Spanish hegemony, baseball quickly became a crucial stitch in the complex social fabric of the island. By the early 1940s Cuba had become major conduit in spreading the game throughout Latin America, and a proving ground for some of the greatest talent in all of baseball, where white major leaguers and Negro League players from the U.S. all competed on the same fields with the cream of Latin talent. Indeed, readers will be introduced to several black ballplayers of Afro-Cuban descent who played in the Major Leagues before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier once and for all. Often dramatic, and always culturally resonant, Gonzalez Echevarria's narrative expertly lays open the paradox of fierce Cuban independence from the U.S. with Cuba's love for our national pastime. It shows how Fidel Castro cannily associated himself with the sport for patriotic p.r.--and reveals that his supposed baseball talent is purely mythical. Based on extensive primary research and a wealth of interviews, the colorful, often dramatic anecdotes and stories in this distinguished book comprise the most comprehensive history of Cuban baseball yet published and ultimately adds a vital lost chapter to the history of baseball in the U.S.

Waiting For Snow In Havana

Waiting For Snow In Havana
A Book

by Carlos Eire

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-11
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 147110835X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Catalogue of Connecticut Shade Grown Tobacco, Sumatra and Havana Seed Wrappers, Grown During Season of 1901, and Packed in Sumatra and Cuban Packages, to be Sold at Public Auction May 1, 1902, at Hartford, Connecticut

Catalogue of Connecticut Shade Grown Tobacco, Sumatra and Havana Seed Wrappers, Grown During Season of 1901, and Packed in Sumatra and Cuban Packages, to be Sold at Public Auction May 1, 1902, at Hartford, Connecticut
A Book

by United States. Bureau of Soils

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1902
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Murder in Havana

Murder in Havana
A Book

by Margaret Truman

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2013-07-03
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1588360199
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Max Pauling, of Murder in Foggy Bottom, is coaxed out of a restless retirement by another "ex-" CIA colleague. The case that tempts him is one involving a large American pharmaceutical firm that may be using a German company as a front to get around the U.S. scientific and technical embargo of Cuba. What's at stake? An ex-senator, who heads up a drug company, is after big game: the surprising and stunning medical research being conducted by the Cubans to develop a more effective anticancer drug. Max, who is among other things a pilot, is assured that this will be a purely private assignment—no assassinations, no government to subvert, no informers to turnjust a few easy flights and a little time in the sun. Once in Havana, he makes contact with a ravishing Cuban-American woman who is to be his "translator." Soon, he finds himself hunted as an assassin in a place where murder is sanctioned for a greater good, or greater greed, and those caught in the crossfire are as quickly consumed as a frozen daiquiri.

Hollywood in Havana

Hollywood in Havana
US Cinema and Revolutionary Nationalism in Cuba before 1959

by Megan Feeney

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2019-01-11
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 022659372X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Beyond the Walled City

Beyond the Walled City
Colonial Exclusion in Havana

by Guadalupe Garcia

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2015-12-22
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0520286049
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Once one of the most important port cities in the New World, Havana was a model for the planning and construction of other colonial cities. This book tells the story of how Havana was conceived, built, and managed and explores the relationship between colonial empire and urbanization in the Americas. Guadalupe Garcaia shows how the policing of urban life and public space by imperial authorities from the sixteenth century onward was explicitly centered on politics of racial exclusion and social control. She illustrates the importance of colonial ideologies in the production of urban space and the centrality of race and racial exclusion as an organizing ideology of urban life in Havana. Beyond the Walled City connects colonial urban practices to contemporary debates on urbanization, the policing of public spaces, and the urban dislocation of black and ethnic populations across the region"--Provided by publisher.

Little Havana Blues

Little Havana Blues
A Cuban-American Literature Anthology

by Delia Poey

  • Publisher : Arte Publico Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : 9781611922073
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Century

Havana and the Atlantic in the Sixteenth Century
A Book

by Alejandro de la Fuente

  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release : 2011-02-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780807878064
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Nationalizing Blackness

Nationalizing Blackness
Afrocubanismo and Artistic Revolution in Havana, 1920-1940

by Robin Moore

  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780822971856
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"An examination of Cuban society through the music of the 1920s-30s when it began to embrace Afro-Cuban culture. Traces how the African element of Cuban society became associated with national identity. Among topics examined are carnival bands, son music, cabaret rumba, and blackface theater shows. The highly documented volume is enhanced by the inclusion of relevant legislation concerning music, and a listing of sextets in Havana between 1920-45 by barrio"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Special Consular Reports

Special Consular Reports
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Havana

Havana
Portrait of a City

by Juliet Barclay

  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781844031276
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A journalist and designer captures the history of this vibrant Cuban city from the early 16th century through the 19th century, discussing explorers, settlers, pirates, nobility, slavery, and curious travelers.

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

by United States. Delegation to the International American Conference, 6th, 1928, Habana, Cuba,United States. Delegation to the International American Conference

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1928
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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My Havana

My Havana
The Musical City of Carlos Varela

by Maria Caridad Cumaná,Karen Dubinsky,Xenia Reloba de la Cruz

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 1442615788
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For more than thirty years, musician Carlos Varela has been a guide to the heart, soul, and sound of Havana. My Havana is a lyrical exploration of Varela's life and work, and of the vibrant musical, literary, and cinematic culture of his generation.

The Occupation of Havana

The Occupation of Havana
War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World

by Elena A. Schneider

  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 2018-10-29
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 146964536X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Havana Libre

Havana Libre
A Book

by Robert Arellano

  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Release : 2017-11-20
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1617756016
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"[An] exquisitely made thriller...A remarkably powerful narrative. The interrogation scene repulses while it grips...but readers are advised to stay with it for a rich reading experience." --Booklist, Starred Review "Arellano's world of clinic doctors, hotel hustlers, secret police, and neighborhood spies is as rich and vibrant a place as I've come across in fiction in a long while. His style has something of Bolaño's cynical, madcap energy, but with Graham Greene's eye for the small absurdities in life, the same absurdities that, under the right (or wrong) circumstances, spin out into an international catastrophe." --Literary Hub "This potent noir sheds light on Cuban life in the post-Soviet era...Building to an explosive ending, this atmospheric mix of proletarian literature and Graham Greene–style espionage informs as it entertains." --Publishers Weekly "At the behest of Castro's government, a Cuban doctor is sent to Miami in 1997 to find out who has been sponsoring a series of terrorist bombings in Havana in this new novel by Arellano...This novel is rich in atmosphere and political critique." --Kirkus Reviews "The book is a vehicle for Arellano to express his newfound understanding of and love for the Cuban people and their charm, curiosity and welcoming warmth for strangers--which is what Arellano found on his first trip there, starting in 1992." --Ashland Daily Tidings "The intrinsically linked politics and culture of Cuba and Miami combine for an unusual spy novel in Robert Arellano's second novel about Havana pediatrician Mano Rodriguez...A bit of paean to the old-fashioned spy novel." --South Florida "Bombs, terrorists, and spies populate the new book, which is set in the Cuba of 20 years ago." --The Jefferson Exchange, NPR "Amidst the action, the quiet star of Havana Lunar and Havana Libre is Arellano's rich landscapes of daily life in Cuba during the special period, including blackouts, food shortages, the intricacies of conversation under an authoritarian government, and the craftiness of locals who offer guided tours to tourists for money--all details from over a decade of Arellano's journals from his trips in the '90s." --Miami New Times "If you like political thrillers, then this is the novel for you. It's explosive, intriguing, a true page turner filled with many twists and turns. It is the story of a Cuban doctor sent to Miami with to uncover a series of terrorist bombing taking place in Havana. The time is 1997. Definitely one to put on your reading list. You won't be disappointed." --The Latino Author, One of the Top Ten Best Fiction Books for 2017 "Havana Libre takes us on a journey of political intrigue and espionage, with twists and turns until the very end...Havana Libre is an enticing novel that is a must-read for those who enjoy political history and intrigue mixed with diverse culture." --Underrated Reads In this explosive follow-up to Havana Lunar, Dr. Mano Rodriguez takes an undercover assignment to the most dangerous city in Latin America: Miami. During the summer of 1997, a series of bombings terrorize Havana hotels. The targets are tourists, and the terrorists are exiles seeking to cripple Cuban tourism and kill the Revolution. After Mano finds himself helpless to save one of the victims, his nemesis Colonel Emilio Pérez of the National Revolutionary Police recruits him into Havana's top-secret Wasp Network of spies for a job that only he can perform--but for reasons he never would have believed or expected.