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Ghosts of Cuba

Author : MACLEAN. GANDER
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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.

Ghosts of Gold Mountain

Author : Gordon H. Chang
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A groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now.

The Ghosts of Guantanamo Bay

Author : K Jones, R
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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

Cuba Before Castro

Author : Jorge J E Gracia
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In this book, distinguished philosopher Jorge J.E. Gracia reflects on his family and life in Cuba before the Castro Revolution. Through his stories the author hopes to entice historians, philosophers, writers, teachers, and others to pursue the study of Cuban society during that important period in the history of the island.--Lynette Bosch, professor of art history, SUNY Geneseo

The Island of Cuba

Author : Richard Robert Madden
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Address on Slavery in Cuba presented to the General Anti Slavery Convention

Author : Richard Robert Madden
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White House Ghosts

Author : Robert Schlesinger
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An evaluation of the relationships between modern presidents and their speechwriters also offers insight into the agendas behind some of history's most famous addresses, in an account that traces the careers of such figures as Ted Sorensen, Peggy Noonan, and William Safire. 50,000 first printing.

Cuba

Author : Ron Base
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In this unique collection of vibrant and enchanting photographs, Donald Nausbaum has captured the essence of Cuba, the Caribbean's most fascinating island. Cuba has long preoccupied the imagination of photographers, with its spectacular contrasts of lush scenery and historic architecture. Generations of artists and travellers have visited this magnificent Caribbean island, which is described in an evocative and information-packed introduction by Ron Base. In Cuba: Portrait of an Island, Donald Nausbaum presents us with a superlative collection of images showing the island in all its diverse, spectacular beauty. The streets of Havana show a surreal mix of grandeur and decay but it retains a defiant elegance. Through its ruins there is a glimpse at its wildly vibrant nightlife, before settling on a rooftop to watch the sun set on this special city. Cuba's misty valleys, its grand colonial architecture, its stunning coastline and idyllic beaches are all waiting to be discovered by the unsuspecting visitor. Nausbaum's portrait gives us a real sense of the island's scenery and evokes the rich diversity of Cuban life capturing images, which make us really feel Cuba. It takes us down spicy streets filled with music and the candy colors of the ubiquitous classic cars. It shows us, through snapshots, the essential elements of Cuban culture, from vivid pictures of gnarled, mahogany textured just-rolled cigars to images of bright carnival, of Cubans of every age dancing in every style to the incessant musical heart beat of the island. Cuba's fascinating political past and pervasive political mood, described in detail in Ron Base's introduction, also shows us its walls and billboards and its T-shirts plastered with that picture of Che Guavara, and the brightly painted political slogans and scrawled graffiti. In its most touching moments, this portrait shows us the humanity of Cuba, the children with cheeky faces playing in the streets, the old men making music together, the workers and the mothers and the activists, all brought together in this portrait of an island dancing in the sun. Travelling frequently to the Caribbean, Nausbaum uses his camera to capture the very essence of the region, its breathtaking beauty, its culture, and its people. This skilled photo journalistic essay unlocks the treasures of Cuba, presenting a visual summation of its eclectic, exuberant atmosphere for those unfamiliar with the island and new images that are bound to startle and engage those who know and love it. Nausbaum presents us with a magnificent portrait of the Cuba described to us in the introduction: it is an island lodged in the imagination, haunted by old ghosts and faded glamor, felt as a shiver in your spine. It is complicated, conflicted and, ultimately, completely absorbing.

Next Year in Cuba A Cubano s Coming of Age

Author : Gustavo Pérez Firmat
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Firmat discusses his life as a boy born in Cuba but raised in America, in an exiled family living in the constant expectation of Castro's fall--a situation that caused conflicting emotions that he had to deal with in his later years.

Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Author : Deborah Shaw
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This engaging book explores Latin America cinema since 2000, an extraordinary period of international recognition. Leading specialists consider the reasons for the unprecedented commercial and critical successes of movies such as City of God, The Motorcycle Diaries, Y tu mamá también, and Nine Queens, as well as equally important films that failed to break out on the international circuit. The chapters not only offer textual analysis, but also assess the films' social context and production conditions. Their well-rounded analyses offer a rich picture of the state of contemporary filmmaking in a range of Latin American countries. Nuanced and thought-provoking, the readings in this book will provide invaluable interpretations for students and scholars of Latin American film.

Men Women and Ghosts

Author : Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
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But, as I was going to say, when I started to talk about '41, --to tell the truth, Johnny, I'm always a long while coming to it, I believe. I'm getting to be an old man, --a little of a coward, maybe, and sometimes, when I sit alone here nights, and think it over, it's just like the toothache, Johnny. As I was saying, if she had cut that wick straight, I do believe it wouldn't have happened, --though it isn't that I mean to lay the blame on her now.

Rambles in Cuba

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Ghosts

Author : Jane Tuckerman
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These haunting images explore the ritualization of death in various countries including India, Mexico and Brazil.

Singing to Cuba

Author : Margarita Engle
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A California farm wife leaves her family to find out what happened to her relatives in Cuba during the Castro revolution

The Indian Review

Author : G.A. Natesan
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Daily Report

Author : United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service
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Dictionary Catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library 1911 1971

Author : New York Public Library. Research Libraries
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Ghosts of Havana

Author : Todd Moss
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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.

Cuba

Author : Tony Perrottet
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Bolet n de Estadios Sobre Cuba

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