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Tropicana Nights

Author : Rosa Lowinger
ISBN : 9780547545998
Genre : History
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It was to Havana what the Moulin Rouge was to Paris or the Blue Note to New York. The brightest jewel in 1950s Cuban nightlife, Tropicana was a "paradise under the stars" where you could gamble, hear the finest mambo and jazz musicians, and ogle the extravagantly risqué floorshows. Nat "King" Cole played Tropicana; so did Josephine Baker. Americans-celebrities and suburbanites both-were drawn to its kinetic sensuality and tropical setting. And Tropicana remained a uniquely Cuban institution; unlike most Havana nightclubs, it operated free from the American mob's control. Journalist Rosa Lowinger and Ofelia Fox, widow of Tropicana's last owner, vividly portray the cultural richness and roiling social problems of pre-Revolutionary Cuba and take the reader on an intimate insider's tour of one of the world's most glamorous venues at its most brilliant moment.

Investigation Of The Assassination Of President John F Kennedy

Author : United States. Warren Commission
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Investigation Of The Assassination Of President John F Kennedy

Author : United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Assassinations
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Kenya Gazette

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The Kenya Gazette is an official publication of the government of the Republic of Kenya. It contains notices of new legislation, notices required to be published by law or policy as well as other announcements that are published for general public information. It is published every week, usually on Friday, with occasional releases of special or supplementary editions within the week.

The Heat Of The Night

Author : Amy Andrews
ISBN : 9781460337042
Genre : Fiction
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It's supposed to be all hands on deck…not on each other! To Claudia Davis, her Australian beach hotel is paradise. To her business partner, Luke Hargreaves, it's a burden he's desperate to shake off! Then a cyclone hits, and it's down to them both to rebuild the resort. But keeping their minds on the job proves impossible with all those scorching-hot nights alone together…. Agreeing to a fling seems risk-free—Luke's leaving for London soon, and surely their chemistry will have self-combusted by then? Except with time running out it's just getting hotter…like a fireball burning out of control…. Those Summer Nights In Crescent Cove find sun, sea and steamy nights….

The Portable Island

Author : Ruth Behar
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Genre : Literary Collections
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This is a lyrical and timely collection that explores the meaning of home and identity for Cubans living on the island, as well as for those in far-flung locations around the globe.

International P E N Bulletin Of Selected Books

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The Heat Of The Night Mills Boon Modern Tempted Those Summer Nights Book 2

Author : Amy Andrews
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It’s supposed to be all hands on deck... not on each other!

Tribune

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Aic News

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Jazz Times

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The Penguin Guide To Jazz On Cd

Author : Richard Cook
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Reviews jazz recordings and includes biographical details and lineups.

Cuba

Author : Montréal Musée des Beaux-Arts
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This panorama of Cuban art is illustrated with more than 400 reproduction of all types of works, including painting, drawings, posters, photographs, installations, videos and an exceptional collective painting produced in 1967 by about a hundred artists from all over the world. Comprising essays written by twenty experts of all nationalities, this catalogue accompanies the exhibition presented at by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in partnership with the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Fotoeca de Cuba in Havana.

Gangsterismo

Author : Jack Colhoun
ISBN : 9781935928904
Genre : History
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Gangsterismo is an extraordinary accomplishment, the most comprehensive history yet of the clash of epic forces over several decades in Cuba. It is a chronicle that touches upon deep and ongoing themes in the history of the Americas, and more specifically of the United States government, Cuba before and after the revolution, and the criminal networks known as the Mafia. The result of 18 years’ research at national archives and presidential libraries in Kansas, Maryland, Texas, and Massachusetts, here is the story of the making and unmaking of a gangster state in Cuba. In the early 1930s, mobster Meyer Lansky sowed the seeds of gangsterismo when he won Cuban strongman Fulgencio Batista’s support for a mutually beneficial arrangement: the North American Mafia were to share the profits from a future colony of casinos, hotels, and nightclubs with Batista, his inner circle, and senior Cuban Army and police officers. In return, Cuban authorities allowed the Mafia to operate its establishments without interference. Over the next twenty-five years, a gangster state took root in Cuba as Batista, other corrupt Cuban politicians, and senior Cuban army and police officers got rich. All was going swimmingly until a handful of revolutionaries upended the neat arrangement: and the CIA, Cuban counterrevolutionaries, and the Mafia joined forces to attempt the overthrow of Castro. Gangsterismo is unique in the literature on Cuba, and establishes for the first time the integral, extensive role of mobsters in the Cuban exile movement. The narrative unfolds against a broader historical backdrop of which it was a part: the confrontation between the United States and the Cuban revolution, which turned Cuba into one of the most perilous battlegrounds of the Cold War. ……………………………… “The anti-communist hysteria generated by the Cold War frequently unhinged the policy judgments of US government officials in many areas, but nowhere so completely as in our relations with Cuba. This conclusion is inescapable as Gangsterismo brilliantly unravels the bizarre tale of the Mafia army the Kennedy brothers recruited in their manic determination to rid Cuba of Castro, that vexing, seemingly indomitable Communist.” —Martin J. Sherwin, co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize (together with Kai Bird) for American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer “What is shocking is not what is new, but how much that is old – already on the record in presidential and other archives, CIA and FBI files, memoirs and histories – in Jack Colhoun’s Gangsterismo. Drawing on the National Security Archives, papers and books, public and private, he damningly documents the pathetic, incompetent and sometimes comic, but always inappropriate and anti-democratic, attempts by the CIA and/or its confederates, working in tandem with members of the mob, to assassinate Castro and overthrow the Cuban revolution.” —Victor S. Navasky, publisher emeritus, The Nation; professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism “Gangsterismo is an invaluable addition to our background knowledge about that small island nation that has incurred so much devotion and ire from U.S. Americans. Books about Cuba abound, but this one lays bare an often forgotten pre-revolutionary history of U.S.-based organized crime, and subsequent hidden U.S. government covert action. Colhoun has done his homework. This is a must-read.” —Margaret Randall, author of To Change the World: My Years in Cuba “Few aspects of Cuba-U.S. relations have so doggedly resisted serious inquiry as the subject of organized crime in Cuba. Much of what we know has reached us by way of popular culture, principally through film and fiction, to which the subject of the underworld in the tropics so aptly lends itself. Colhoun represents a breakthrough: serious scholarship on a serious subject. He casts light upon one of the darkest recesses of a dark history, calling attention to the convergence of interests between the underworld of criminal activity and nether world of covert operations – and reveals in the process that film and fiction have actually only scratched the surface of a sordid story.” —Louis A. Pérez, Jr.editor, Cuba Journal; professor of history, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Los Angeles Magazine

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Identity Conflict And Evolving Latino Communities

Author : Renato Rosaldo
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173020670350
Genre : Hispanic Americans
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The Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings

Author : Richard Cook
ISBN : UOM:39015064221131
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Reviews jazz recordings, organized by performer, and includes biographical details and lineups.

Cuba In Mind

Author : Maria Finn
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173015838290
Genre : Literary Collections
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An intriguing portrait of Cuba comes to life in a varied anthology of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and essays by such diverse authors as Anthony Trollope, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, Elmore Leonard, Pico Iyer, Graham Greene, Oscar Hijuelos, and others who write about everything from the politics of the revolution and salsa to the Cuban passion for baseball and the exile experience. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Stereophile

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Ala Bulletin

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