Havana Buzz

Author: Alessandro Cosmelli,Gaia Light

Publisher: Damiani Limited

ISBN: 9788862085601

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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Havana Buzz was shot in 2015 in Havana, Cuba. Once a majestic and cosmopolitan city at the heart of the Spanish colonial empire, turned playground for the American wealthy and powerful in the first half of the 20th century, for nearly 60 years Havana has been the capital of one of the last remaining socialist regimes in the world. This historical U turn is at the core of Havana's unique identity. The anti-urban character of Cuba's communist rule and the inflexible embargo imposed by the United States cast a paralyzing spell on the lavish metropolis, freezing it in time. Havana Buzz explores Cuba's capital at this time of much awaited historical transition. Caught in fleeting glimpses from its public buses, Havana's features are dispassionately laid bare, and the truth is revealed beyond the myth. Behind the romantic languidness of its urban relinquishment, the daily struggles for survival of an impoverished but resourceful population are displayed against the backdrop of anachronistic propaganda billboards, decrepit housing estates, crumbling infrastructures and a lush tropical nature that reclaims its rule after man's neglect. Yet, the signs of change are visible throughout the city and the new appears to seep relentlessly through the cracks of the past, creating a unique blend of antique and nouveau, nostalgia and hope, disillusionment and elation.

Havana Requiem

A Legal Thriller

Author: Paul Goldstein

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466802278

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6262

Fueled by alcohol and legal brilliance, Michael Seeley once oversaw his law firm's most successful litigation. Until it all fell apart. Recklessness and overreach cost him his wife, his job, and likely the life of his last client, a Chinese dissident journalist. Havana Requiem, the latest Seeley novel from the acclaimed author Paul Goldstein, opens after a year's sobriety has earned Seeley back most of what he lost: the partnership in his Manhattan law firm, if not his corner office; the wary respect of most of his partners; the lucrative clients—but not the gin-sharpened passion. Then the renowned Cuban musician Héctor Reynoso enters his office with a simple request: help him and other composers who defined Cuba's musical golden age of the 1940s and '50s—the music that made the Buena Vista Social Club internationally famous—reclaim the copyright to their work. When Reynoso goes missing, Seeley's reluctant promise to help draws him progressively deeper into Havana's violent underbelly and a decades-long conspiracy that runs from the partners in his firm to the U.S. State Department to Cuba's security police, who are willing to do anything to suppress the truth. In the heat of Havana, Seeley will lose himself to his worst and best passions as his pursuit of justice becomes a desperate gambit to save not only his composers but the stunning Amaryll, who is playing her own dangerous game.


An Earl Swagger Novel

Author: Stephen Hunter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451627246

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 1133

Sent by the CIA to 1950s Cuba to eliminate young revolutionary Fidel Castro, ex-Marine hero Earl Swagger finds himself confronting outdated ideals about honor and duty as the world around him erupts into early Cold War violence.

Havana Lost

Author: Libby Fischer Hellmann

Publisher: The Red Herrings Press

ISBN: 1938733398

Category: FICTION

Page: N.A

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Havana Club

The Cuba Stories Part I

Author: J. Strickland

Publisher: J. Strickland


Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 818

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Havana Heat

Author: Robert Lawrence Holt

Publisher: California Financial Publications

ISBN: 9780930926175

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

View: 5846


Chinese Cubans

A Transnational History

Author: Kathleen M. López

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146960714X

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 2537

In the mid-nineteenth century, Cuba's infamous "coolie" trade brought well over 100,000 Chinese indentured laborers to its shores. Though subjected to abominable conditions, they were followed during subsequent decades by smaller numbers of merchants, craftsmen, and free migrants searching for better lives far from home. In a comprehensive, vibrant history that draws deeply on Chinese- and Spanish-language sources in both China and Cuba, Kathleen Lopez explores the transition of the Chinese from indentured to free migrants, the formation of transnational communities, and the eventual incorporation of the Chinese into the Cuban citizenry during the first half of the twentieth century. Chinese Cubans shows how Chinese migration, intermarriage, and assimilation are central to Cuban history and national identity during a key period of transition from slave to wage labor and from colony to nation. On a broader level, Lopez draws out implications for issues of race, national identity, and transnational migration, especially along the Pacific rim.

My Havana

The Musical City of Carlos Varela

Author: Maria Carida Cumana,Karen Dubinsky,Xenia Reloba de la Cruz

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442669004

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 6612

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.

Havana Bay

Martin Cruz Smith

Author: Martin Cruz Smith

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307809757

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5155

When the corpse of a Russian is hauled from the oily waters of Havana Bay, Arkady Renko comes to Cuba to identify the body. Looking for the killer, he discovers a city of faded loneliness, unexpected danger, and bewildering contradictions. His investigation introduces him to a beautiful Cuban policewoman; to the rituals of Santeria; to an American fugitive and a group of ruthless mercenaries. In this place where all things Russian are despised, where Hemingway fished and the KGB flourished, where the hint of music is always in the air, Arkady finds a trail of deceit that reaches halfway around the world–and a reason to relish his own life again. From the Paperback edition.

Cuba Confidential

Love and Vengeance in Miami and Havana

Author: Ann Louise Bardach

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307425428

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 3385

From America’s number one Cuba reporter, PEN award–winning investigative journalist Ann Louise Bardach, comes the big book on Cuba we’ve all been waiting for. An incisive and spirited portrait of the twentieth century’s wiliest political survivor and his fiefdom, Cuba Confidential is the gripping story of the shattered families and warring personalities that lie at the heart of the forty-three-year standoff between Miami and Havana. Famous to many Americans for her cover stories and media appearances, Ann Louise Bardach has been covering Cuba for a decade. She’s talked to the crooks, spooks and politicians who have made history, and to their hired assassins and confidants. Based on exclusive interviews with Fidel Castro, his sister Juanita, his former brother-in-law Rafael Díaz-Balart, the family of Elián González, the friends and family of the legendary American fugitive Robert Vesco, the intrepid terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, and the inner circles of Jeb Bush and the late exile leader Jorge Mas Canosa, Cuba Confidential exposes the hardball take-no-prisoners tactics of the Cuban exile leadership, and its manipulation and exploitation by ten American presidents. Bardach homes in on Fidel Castro and his cronies, taking us closer than we’ve ever been—and on the militant exiles who have devoted their lives, with CIA connivance, to trying to eliminate him. From Calle Ocho to Juan Miguel González’s kitchen table in Cárdenas, from Guantánamo Bay to Union City to Washington, D.C., Ann Louise Bardach serves up an unforgettable portrait of Cuba and its exiles.

Ein Tag im Dezember


Author: Josie Silver

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641229936

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3766

Ein Augenblick reicht aus, um sich zu verlieben. Doch es braucht ein halbes Leben, um sich zu lieben. Jack und Laurie begegnen sich an einem kalten Dezembertag. Es fühlt sich an, als wäre es die große Liebe, doch dann verpassen sie den richtigen Zeitpunkt um ein paar Sekunden. Erst ein Jahr später treffen sie sich endlich wieder, aber mittlerweile ist Jack mit Sarah zusammen, Lauries bester Freundin, und ihre Liebe scheint unmöglich. Was bleibt, ist eine Freundschaft, die über Jahre hält, in der sie einander Geheimnisse und Träume anvertrauen. Eine Freundschaft, die ihnen Halt gibt, auch wenn alles andere aus dem Ruder läuft. Aber so richtig vergessen können sie ihre Gefühle füreinander nie ...

Havana room

Author: Colin Harrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783455026900


Page: 446

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Author: Leonardo Padura

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293206960


Page: 656

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Between the Sky and Heaven

Author: Ruswel Piñeiro

Publisher: Mango Pub


Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 4549

Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Challenging the boundaries of fiction, HAVANA: BETWEEN THE SKY AND HEAVEN takes the reader on a rollercoaster journey through Cuba in the 1990s, years that shook Havana and its revolution. In the face of insurmountable difficulties, Pineiro's protagonist, Roosevelt, and his friends take to sea in makeshift rafts in pursuit of freedom. The narrator who flees to London, tells of the demise of those who die, others who must suffer prison and yet others who live to compare their rueful tales of triumph. The reader will find also that special places in the narrative have been reserved for the jineteras or prostitutes of Havana, for Ernest Hemingway's skipper, Gregorio, and for the celebrated Cuban dancer, Carlos Acosta. Ruswel Pineiro has written short stories and poetry but this is his first novel. He studied English and Literature at the University of Havana, Cuba, but now lives and works as a translator in London.

Der Graf von Monte Christo

Author: Alexandre Dumas

Publisher: nexx verlag gmbh

ISBN: 3958705006

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Der junge Seemann Edmond Dantès wird am Tag seiner Hochzeit aufgrund einer Intrige verhaftet. Ohne Gerichtsverhandlung wird er in das berüchtigte Gefängnis Château d’If, eine Festungsinsel vor der Küste von Marseille, gesperrt. Dort lernt er den Geistlichen Abbé Faria kennen, der ihm ein väterlicher Freund wird. Kurz vor seinem Tod erzählt Faria Dantès von einem riesigen Schatz, der auf der unbewohnten Insel Montecristo versteckt sein soll. Nach 14 Jahren gelingt Dantès schließlich die Flucht, der Schatz Farias macht ihn zum reichen Mann. Als Graf von Monte Cristo kehrt er reich nach Frankreich zurück – die Zeit für Gerechtigkeit ist gekommen ...

Havana journal

Author: Andrew Salkey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 5395


Havana Sunrise

Author: Kymberly Hunt

Publisher: Genesis Press (MS)

ISBN: 9781585711826

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 1784

Nicole Evans' dutiful, but uninspired life in Miami as a nurse and mother is completely devoid of romance, until she meets famous Cuban musician Julian Marquez, a passionate yet sensitive man. Can the smoldering romance between opposites survive cultural differences, bigotry from family members, and threats from a dangerous celebrity stalker who will stop at nothing to keep them apart?

Havana Strike

Author: James DeFelice,Jim DeFelice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843943306

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 3326

When Fidel Castro dies, his children fight for supreme reign but are deterred by guerilla rebels and the U.S. military, which offers technologically advanced tools to restore stability, until it is discoverd that Castro left behind a secret that could start a war and ultimately destroy the world. Original.

Havana & the Best of Cuba

Author: N.A

Publisher: Time Out Pub

ISBN: 9780141000299

Category: Travel

Page: 316

View: 9923

Written by a team of resident journalists so that the true flavour of the city can be captured, this guide gives independent, impartial advice to inform and entertain. More than 700 venues are reviewed and all price ranges and tastes are covered.

Come So Far from Havana!

Author: Joseph Yarini

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 266

View: 2100

Memoirs of Joseph R. Yarini, son of Raul Yarini and descendant of Alberto Yarini, the famous gigolo in Cuban history. In 1960 'Raulito' was forced to leave his country and the people he loved to avoid persecution, oppression and communism. In contrast from others that left the lost island and kept with their customs, traditions and language, he choose to forget - that is until now! After landing in Miami with nothing but his name, he worked hard, joined the Army, fought prejudices, became a family man, built a business, became a racecar driver, found faith and was touched by God's spirit. Adversities couldn't defeat him!