The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | Yesterday, 10:00am

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
  1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$11.00
List price: $19.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Partner Warehouse General- General

More copies of this ISBN

History of Havana (06 Edition)

by

History of Havana (06 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

This is the first comprehensive history of the culturally diverse city, and the first to be co-authored by a Cuban and an American. Beginning with the founding of Havana in 1519, Cluster and Hernández explore the making of the city and its people through revolutions, art, economic development and the interplay of diverse societies. The authors bring together conflicting images of a city that melds cultures and influences to create an identity that is distinctly Cuban.

About the Author

Dick Cluster is the author of the novels Return to Sender, Repulse Monkey, and Obligations of the Bone. He landed in Havana's José Martí airport for the first time in 1969 and has been fascinated by the city ever since, exploring it by foot, bicycle, city bus, tour bus, camel bus, car, and other means. He is a translator of Cuban literature and teaches courses on Cuban history, culture, and politics at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, as well as interdisciplinary courses in other fields. Previous nonfiction books include They Should Have That Cup of Coffee, about U.S. radical movements of the '60s and '70s, and Shrinking Dollars, Vanishing Jobs, about the U.S. economy.

Rafael Hernández is the editor of Temas, a Cuban quarterly in the field of history, culture, economics, and politics. Graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in French literature, and from the Colegio de Mexico in political science, since the 1970s he has researched and written about Cuban culture, society, history, and politics, Cuba-U.S. relations, and images of Cuba in the U.S. He has oriented, guided, and taught many American visitors to Cuba, whether students, academics, or travelers, been visiting professor and researcher at Columbia, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, the Woodrow Wilson Center, Tulane, and the University of Puerto Rico, and lectured at numerous other schools and academic conferences. His publications include three books of poetry and ten books of essays (his own and edited collections) published in Cuba, Mexico and the US. His essay collection Looking at Cuba won the Cuban Critics Award in 2000, and was published by the University Press of Florida in 2003.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Un tipo muy popular * Key to the Indies * The Hour of the Mameys * Paris of the Antilles * Cecilia, Cabildos, and Contradance * Stirrings of Nationhood * Revolutions and Retributions: From the Teatro Villanueva to the Maine * Many Happy Returns?: U.S. Occupation and Its Aftermath * Symbol of an Era: Alberto Yarini y Ponce de León * Catch a Ford on the Malecón: Republican Havana's Growth and Decay * The Battle of Havana, 1933-35 * Radio Days * City Lights: The Fabulous Fifties * Havana in Revolution * Revolution with Pachanga: Havana Transfigured * Russian Meat, Miami Butterflies, and Other Unexpected Adventures * The Blackout: Havana in the 'Special Period' and Beyond

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230603974
Author:
Cluster, Dick
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Hernandez, Rafael
Author:
Hernndez, Rafael
Subject:
HIS041010
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - Cuba
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Havana (Cuba) History.
Subject:
Havana (Cuba) Description and travel.
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Caribbean
Subject:
West Indies/Cuba
Subject:
World History-General
Series:
Palgrave Essential Histories Series
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Incl 17 bandw photos
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.83 x 5.84 x 0.895 in

Other books you might like

  1. Cuba a New History Used Trade Paper $18.00
  2. Lonely Planet Cuba (Lonely Planet Cuba) Used Trade Paper $14.95
  3. Cuba (Knopf Guides) Used Flexible $12.50
  4. You and Your Aging Parent: A Family... New Trade Paper $17.95

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » General

History of Havana (06 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$11.00 In Stock
Product details 320 pages Palgrave MacMillan - English 9780230603974 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.