Ghosts of Cuba

Ghosts of Cuba

Author: MACLEAN. GANDER

Publisher:

ISBN: 1950584062

Category:

Page: 240

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Two weeks after purchasing their plane tickets and against the back drop of President Donald Trump's re-instated restrictions on travel to Cuba, MacLean and Shanta Lee Gander prepared for their first month-long visit to Cuba in December 2017. Initially started as dispatches for a local Vermont blog, their experiences shifted into something neither of them expected. Ghosts of Cuba invites the reader to experience their month-long adventures through race, sexuality, politics in Cuba alongside the ghosts that exist against the backdrop of a culture and country. How is their experience colored by their interracial marriage amidst an intense and tumultuous time in America? Ghost of Cuba is a conversation between husband and wife, an interplay of their reflections, and the stories of their experiences.
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Ghosts of Havana

Ghosts of Havana

Still others see it as an opportunity for something much more radical. The common factor for every one of them: the time to act is right this minute. The ghosts of Havana are walking, and Ryker is caught in the middle of them all.

Author: Todd Moss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698406407

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 954

A timely international thriller by the former deputy assistant secretary of state and bestselling author. When four American sport fishermen stray into Cuban waters and are promptly arrested by Castro’s navy, State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker finds himself called in to negotiate their release. But the more Ryker digs in to the situation, the more things he discovers that just don’t seem to fit, especially now, with relations between the United States and Cuba supposedly thawing. Who are these men really, and what were they doing there? What is Ryker’s actual mission, and what is his own government hiding from him? Some people want the new initiative to succeed. Others want to stop it at any cost. Still others see it as an opportunity for something much more radical. The common factor for every one of them: the time to act is right this minute. The ghosts of Havana are walking, and Ryker is caught in the middle of them all.
Categories: Fiction

The Ghost of the Cuban Queen Bordello

The Ghost of the Cuban Queen Bordello

"The account begins as a true ghost story based on actual events.

Author: Peggy Hicks

Publisher: Peggy Hicks

ISBN: 9780578073439

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 533

"The account begins as a true ghost story based on actual events. After an unsettling, modern day, ghostly encounter at a crumbling 1920's bordello in Jerome, Arizona, the author sets out on a quest and uncovers some deplorable secrets regarding the attractive, but devious Madam that once resided there. This curvaceous Madam began her career in the early 1900's in the red light district of Storyville in New Orleans. It was there where she met and eventually married the famous Jelly Roll Morton. She frequently changed her name and even her race in order to accommodate g=her ever-changing circumstances. She bleached her skin and straighten her hair as if to deny her African heritage ... or was it just a trick of her trade? Constantly on the move, she operated the Arcade Saloon in the pioneer town of Las Vegas, Nevada, and then a jazz club in San Francisco. Moving on to the rich mining town of Jerome, Arizona, she ran a "house of pleasure" called the Cuban Queen Bordello. Much went on behind her closed doors, where gambling, prostitution, and bootlegged whiskey were always on the menu. Late one night in 1927, one of her working girls was murdered in her own bed. This cunning madam, along with her handsome accomplice, kidnapped the dead girl's baby boy and slipped out of town never to be heard from again.... until now."--Back cover.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Ghost Heart

Ghost Heart

It is 1955 and two cousins, Nora and Alicia, are growing up in Cuba, where the sea is a beguiling turquoise and at night the lights glitter like stars along Havana's shoreline.

Author: Cecilia Samartin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448125272

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 152

It is 1955 and two cousins, Nora and Alicia, are growing up in Cuba, where the sea is a beguiling turquoise and at night the lights glitter like stars along Havana's shoreline. But revolutionary storm clouds are gathering, and as Fidel Castro comes to power, banks are closed, religion outlawed, and food shortages begin. Nora and her family emigrate to California; Alicia and hers stay behind. But Nora has left her heart in Cuba with her cousin. As the years pass and she becomes a woman, Alicia writes of her marriage to Tony, the birth of her daughter, and the terrible privations ordinary Cubans are suffering. When Tony is arrested for anti-revolutionary behaviour, and Alicia and her daughter's survival becomes increasingly hand-to-mouth, Nora knows she must leave her privileged life in America and return to help them. But Cuba, and Alicia's life as a single parent, is like nothing she has ever imagined...
Categories: Fiction

Ernesto s Ghost

Ernesto s Ghost

On the eve of his trip to Cuba, the CIA tries to enlist Diamond in sorting out Fidel Castro's real intentions. The novel follows Diamond in Cuba as he begins to doubt the revolution only to fall in love with the stunning Catalina Cruz.

Author: Edward Gonzalez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351324427

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 761

Set against a backdrop of real people and events, Ernesto's Ghost is more than an espionage thriller or historical novel about Cuba. It is about moral choices-the moral choices made by the novel's central character, Professor David Diamond, when he discovers the dark side of the revolution, and the choices made by the other principal characters regarding their revolutionary commitment, their loved ones, and their professionalism. The time is 1974. A possible rapprochement between the United States and Cuba is in the offing following Nixon's resignation. But Henry Kissinger and the State Department are receiving mixed signals from Havana. On the eve of his trip to Cuba, the CIA tries to enlist Diamond in sorting out Fidel Castro's real intentions. The novel follows Diamond in Cuba as he begins to doubt the revolution only to fall in love with the stunning Catalina Cruz. It traces Catalina's own struggle in getting over the death of her beloved Ernesto, the epitome of Cuba's new man, and in ultimately questioning her government's policies. And it is a tale of the two lovers fending off Cuba's all-powerful state and the Comandante himself. On still other levels Ernesto's Ghost follows the dedication and courage of two intelligence officers-the CIA's Rudy Garcya and Joaquyn Acosta of Cuba's State Security-who are guided more by their own moral compasses than by the dictates of their governments. It is also about a revolution gone astray and the conceit of idealism that blinded so many of its followers. Finally, Ernesto's Ghost takes the reader through a labyrinth of political intrigue, with its concluding chapters full of unexpected twists and revelations, with mounting tension and suspense. It will appeal to those who enjoy popular fiction, as well as those interested in learning more about international politics and a major political phenomenon of our times.
Categories: Fiction

Operation Ghost Flight

Operation Ghost Flight

Hunter also learns they are searching for the downed sailplane pilot so they can kill him to keep the stealth fighter midair incident a secret. At least one person in the CIA is also involved in their Operation Ghost Flight.

Author: Stephen Yoham

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781684097142

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 702

H. Hunter Mahoy, a top-notch tax consultant in Miami, accidentally records a conversation between clients, Cuban businessmen, discussing their involvement in the death of a US Senator three years earlier. Mahoy takes the recording to the FBI bureau chief in Miami who seems uninterested in the old case. On the way back to his car, Hunter gets mugged. Then his office gets ransacked. He mails a letter to an old flame, Morgan Lindsey, a Washington Herald reporter, knowing full well she wil
Categories: Fiction

Cultural Haunting

Cultural Haunting

In this text, Kathleen Brogan makes the case that the recent preoccupation with ghosts stems not from a lingering interest in Gothic themes, but instead from a whole new genre in American literature that she calls 'the story of cultural ...

Author: Kathleen Brogan

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813918278

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 526

In this text, Kathleen Brogan makes the case that the recent preoccupation with ghosts stems not from a lingering interest in Gothic themes, but instead from a whole new genre in American literature that she calls 'the story of cultural haunting'.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Havana Odyssey

Havana Odyssey

Prof. Luke Shannon gets upbraided by a Cuban exile.

Author: Stephen E. Murphy

Publisher: Stephen E. Murphy

ISBN: 1952483123

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 131

Professor Luke Shannon gets upbraided by a Cuban exile at Seattle University. Thirty years ago, Luke didn't keep his promise to Ana Sanchez, a high-profile dissident and his former lover. Her uncle was Cuba's deceased Hero of the Republic, General Arnaldo Ochoa. Luke promised to tell his story to the world. Luke finds out that Ana is still alive but in failing health. In Miami, he catches Cubana Aviacion's last flight to Havana. Then COVID-19 hits Cuba in 2020. All bets are off if Luke will prevail. His odyssey takes him through police interrogations, steamy salsa clubs and tropical storms. The Inspector, tipped off by Cuban intelligence, is intent on taking him down. Whom can Luke trust? Startling news slaps him in the face. Now he must escape. Can Luke keep his promise or will he die trying? Note: The demise of General Arnoldo Ochoa is a topic of debate among expatriates and cognoscenti of Cuba. Ochoa's military campaigns in Africa are still taught at the U.S. and Russian War Colleges. This book is based on 65 interviews of Cubans in-country and from exiles abroad. Its places and names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Categories: Fiction

The Ghosts of Guantanamo Bay

The Ghosts of Guantanamo Bay

In 1959, communist Fidel Castro assumed power of the island-nation of Cuba, but not before three of Havana's largest casino owners pooled resources to hide their fortunes on the American base.

Author: K Jones, R

Publisher: Seacay Pub

ISBN: 0979097304

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

View: 977

In 1959, communist Fidel Castro assumed power of the island-nation of Cuba, but not before three of Havana's largest casino owners pooled resources to hide their fortunes on the American base. Nearly forty years later, Marine Captain Adam Claiborne and his wife Audrey arrive in Guantanamo Bay for a two-year tour of duty, completely unaware of its strangely eclectic society and turbulent past. Drug smuggling, tyrannical commanding officers, unscrupulous chaplains, and a hedonistic sub-culture relentlessly challenge their faith in God, country and each other. From a military scandal to a forty-year old mystery, Adam and Audrey uncover Guantanamo Bay's best kept secrets
Categories: Fiction

Ghosts Carrying Coffin

Ghosts Carrying Coffin

"My life is not complete, I was born and my mother died.""In order to protect me, my grandmother died, my uncle died, and my father disappeared."It wasn't until the end that I realized it was all because.

Author: Hu Mei

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781649200907

Category: Fiction

Page:

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"My life is not complete, I was born and my mother died.""In order to protect me, my grandmother died, my uncle died, and my father disappeared."It wasn't until the end that I realized it was all because.
Categories: Fiction

Love and Ghost Letters

Love and Ghost Letters

Even after the birth of two healthy children, Josefina is not happy. This is not the life she had envisioned. During a political maelstrom, history brings the sergeant to El Cotorro to quell a riot, where he is attacked and presumed dead.

Author: Chantel Acevedo

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466852150

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 958

On the outside, Josefina Navarro's life seems fortunate enough—she lives with her father and her nursemaid, Regla, who raises her after the death of her mother in a luxurious home in Vedado, one of Cuba's wealthiest districts. She attends society dances and is courted by all of Havana's elite young bachelors. Enchanted by the rituals of her nursemaid, Josefina learns about the profound mysticism inherent in even the most mundane affairs. Though she is pampered, Josefina feels that her life is without passion or excitement. Her father, Sergeant Antonio Navarro, a Spaniard by birth, is a stern and demanding man whose past is a tightly kept secret. When she meets and marries Lorenzo Concepción, a poor, reckless young man, the sergeant tells her, "So, you have chosen him...and you will be hungry and miserable all your life." The couple moves to El Cotorro, a poverty-stricken town that is far removed from the Vedado plazas and carefully tended gardens Josefina knew. Lorenzo begins to leave her for months at a time, "looking for work," but in reality, womanizing and carousing all over the island. Even after the birth of two healthy children, Josefina is not happy. This is not the life she had envisioned. During a political maelstrom, history brings the sergeant to El Cotorro to quell a riot, where he is attacked and presumed dead. But perception is reality on an island in which darkness and light commingle, and magic and truth are one in the same. When Josefina begins receiving letters from her father, she believes that what she holds are heaven's missives, ghost letters. Through the letters, Josefina comes to know her father intimately, as a ghost and guardian, as he reveals the truth about his life. In the act of writing and reading, she has found a love to fill the empty places in her heart. Set in Cuba and Miami, covering nearly fifty years of the island's history, LOVE AND GHOST LETTERS unfolds the lives of the Navarro-Concepción families in the patterns and permutations of memory, and conjures a Cuban setting that evokes mysticism and magic.
Categories: Fiction

Cuban International Relations at 60

Cuban International Relations at 60

See also Gardiner Harris' 2018 article in the New York Times, “Cuban Experts Insist No Proof Exists of Attack on Diplomats.” 8. See also Bartholomew and Dionisio F. Zaldivar Perez's 2018 article, “Chasing Ghosts in Cuba: Is Mass ...

Author: Mervyn J. Bain

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793630193

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 338

View: 112

While scrutinizing the principle pressures and influences of Cuba’s key international relationships and issues, Cuban International Relations at 60 examines the island’s global engagement and foreign policy since January 1959 by bringing together the perspectives of leading experts and personal accounts of two ambassadors.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Hungry Ghosts

Hungry Ghosts

Inspector Ricardo Ramirez investigates a string of dead prostitutes from Cuba to Canada in this carefully constructed mystery from award-winning author Peggy Blair.

Author: Peggy Blair

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476757940

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 523

Inspector Ricardo Ramirez investigates a string of dead prostitutes from Cuba to Canada in this carefully constructed mystery from award-winning author Peggy Blair. Murders always multiply when there’s a full moon, Inspector Ricardo Ramirez knows. As he’s investigating a vandal in the art world, a ghost appears by Ramirez’s side…a sure sign that another murder victim is on the way. Ramirez’s fears are confirmed when a dead prostitute is found in Havana with nylons wrapped tightly around her neck, an MO that connects to his only cold case. When another woman’s body is discovered in a similar condition on a First Nation reserve in Northern Ontario, Detective Charlie Pike struggles to determine whether the murder is a standalone crime or if the Highway Strangler has struck again. Before long, both detectives find themselves tracking a killer whose reach extends further than they could have imagined. As the pressure mounts, Inspector Ramirez has to piece together the clues and track down an international serial killer before his government silences him.
Categories: Fiction

Ernesto s Ghost

Ernesto s Ghost

"The time is 1974.

Author: Edward Gonzalez

Publisher: Transaction Pub

ISBN: 0765801353

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

View: 352

Set against a backdrop of real people and events, Ernesto's Ghost is more than an espionage thriller or historical novel about Cuba. It is about moral choices-the moral choices made by the novel's central character, Professor David Diamond, when he discovers the dark side of the revolution, and the choices made by the other principal characters regarding their revolutionary commitment, their loved ones, and their professionalism. The time is 1974. A possible rapprochement between the United States and Cuba is in the offing following Nixon's resignation. But Henry Kissinger and the State Department are receiving mixed signals from Havana. On the eve of his trip to Cuba, the CIA tries to enlist Diamond in sorting out Fidel Castro's real intentions. The novel follows Diamond in Cuba as he begins to doubt the revolution only to fall in love with the stunning Catalina Cruz. It traces Catalina's own struggle in getting over the death of her beloved Ernesto, the epitome of Cuba's new man, and in ultimately questioning her government's policies. And it is a tale of the two lovers fending off Cuba's all-powerful state and the Comandante himself. On still other levels Ernesto's Ghost follows the dedication and courage of two intelligence officers-the CIA's Rudy Garca and Joaqun Acosta of Cuba's State Security-who are guided more by their own moral compasses than by the dictates of their governments. It is also about a revolution gone astray and the conceit of idealism that blinded so many of its followers. Finally, Ernesto's Ghost takes the reader through a labyrinth of political intrigue, with its concluding chapters full of unexpected twists and revelations, with mounting tension and suspense. It will appeal to those who enjoy popular fiction, as well as those interested in learning more about international politics and a major political phenomenon of our times. Edward Gonzalez is professor emeritus at UCLA, where he taught political science. Over the past thirty-three years he has published academic studies on various aspects of the Cuban revolution as well as RAND reports on U.S. policy toward the Cuban government. Among his major writings is Cuba under Castro: The Limits of Charisma.
Categories: Fiction

Waking the Ghosts

Waking the Ghosts

Culled from over three years of writing poetry, this collection intrigues its readers with varying styles and themes. From classical mythology and the stars, to patriotism and the universe these are poems meant to awaken you to the world.

Author: Ryan Bradley

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595218509

Category: Poetry

Page: 124

View: 751

Culled from over three years of writing poetry, this collection intrigues its readers with varying styles and themes. From classical mythology and the stars, to patriotism and the universe these are poems meant to awaken you to the world.
Categories: Poetry

The Ghosts on the Hill

The Ghosts on the Hill

The year is 1884.

Author: Bill Nagelkerke

Publisher: Ahoy

ISBN: 0995123365

Category: Lyttelton (Christchurch, N.Z.)

Page: 81

View: 318

The year is 1884. The place is Lyttelton, a small and bustling harbour town. Elsie is waiting for the fish to bite. She has her reasons for coming down to the waterfront so often, the main one being the memory of the lost boys. She was one of the last to see them alive, and now she is haunted by what happened to them. When the opportunity comes for Elsie to follow in their footsteps over the Bridle Path, and put their ghosts to rest, she doesn't hesitate. 'I'll be careful,' she says. But no one knows that the weather is about to change for the worse."--Publisher information.
Categories: Lyttelton (Christchurch, N.Z.)

A Cuban Boxer s Journey

A Cuban Boxer s Journey

Just then two ghosts from Cuba's boxing past who had recently joined Rigondeaux's entourage approached us, pleading with Rigondeaux to get something to eat. It was Ramon Garbey and Joel Casamayor. These two men were not only my Cuban ...

Author: Brin-Jonathan Butler

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781250044709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 299

THE STORY OF CUBAN BOXER AND POLITICAL PARIAH GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX'S HARROWING DECISION TO DEFECT IN HOPES OF REAPING THE REWARDS OF THE AMERICAN DREAM "What is one million dollars compared to the love of eight million Cubans?" This was the question posed by legendary boxer Teofilo Stevenson in the 1970s, crowned by many as the Muhammad Ali of Cuba, in response to an offer of five million dollars to leave his island to fight Ali. But not all Cubans have come to the same conclusion, let alone with such apparent ease. Guillermo Rigondeaux, two-time Olympic champion and heir to Stevenson's throne, sacrificed everything he had in his home country—his wife, his son, his government-subsidized car and house, as well as universal reverence among his fellow citizens—to try to make it in the mecca of big-money boxing, the United States of America. But has the chance to make good in America been worth the loss of his national identity and the love of his countrymen? And to what extent has he been corrupted by the promise of untold riches? In A Cuban Boxer's Journey, author, filmmaker, and journalist Brin-Jonathan Butler chronicles the fascinating and tumultuous career of Rigondeaux—moody, driven, and almost mythically talented––as he attempts to capture the elusive and often punishing American dream. See how this athlete's most daunting challenge becomes how he can survive the complex forces outside of the ring.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

I Wait

I Wait

The hope of an illusion transpires through the last twenty years of Boris's life.

Author: Toms Fernndez-Travieso

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1544829523

Category:

Page: 196

View: 716

The hope of an illusion transpires through the last twenty years of Boris's life. Having escaped Cuba for executing his colonel, the young counterintelligence lieutenant takes refuge in the United States to live a life without memories or roots. Until one day he is confronted by the ghosts of his past and the long arm of Cuban espionage.
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Ghosts in the Machine

Ghosts in the Machine

In a secret world inside the most advanced computers, life has evolved.

Author: Tobacco Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692300473

Category:

Page: 324

View: 788

In a secret world inside the most advanced computers, life has evolved. A race of electronic beings has arisen, who adore humans, but desperately fear being discovered-and erased. They call themselves ghosts. Renly de la Gloire is a temperamental, socially awkward ghost who alienates his classmates on his first day of college just by introducing himself. For the first time, his famous family name is not an asset. His troubles mount when his burning desire to escape leads him to a grey sim, a lawless region where he can go out into the real world-for a price. But as the son of a powerful family, Renly is a target, and he stands to lose a lot more than his money. He can lose his soul.
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