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The Sugar King of Havana: The Rise and Fall of Julio Lobo, Cuba's Last Tycoon

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"Fascinating...A richly detailed portrait." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Known in his day as the King of Sugar, Julio Lobo was the wealthiest man in prerevolutionary Cuba. He had a life fit for Hollywood: he barely survived both a gangland shooting and a firing squad, and courted movie stars such as Joan Fontaine and Bette Davis. Only when he declined Che Guevara's personal offer to become Minister of Sugar in the Communist regime did Lobo's decades-long reign in Cuba come to a dramatic end. Drawing on stories from the author's own family history and other tales of the island's lost haute bourgeoisie, The Sugar King of Havana is a rare portrait of Cuba's glittering past-and a hopeful window into its future.

About the Author

John Paul Rathbone is the Financial Times Latin America editor and a former economist at the World Bank. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal and Esquire. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143119333
Author:
Rathbone, John Paul
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Biography/Business
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w photos and art throughout
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.39 x 5.55 x 0.72 in 0.59 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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