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Travelers' Tales Cuba: True Stories (Travelers' Tales Guides)

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From revolution to embargo, from the charms of old Havana to the beaches of the Bay of Pigs, from the hypnotic rhythms of Caribbean music to voodoo influences, Cuba is a country of passion and complexity, a political dinosaur on the verge of dramatic change. Travelers Tales Cuba is an eye-opening literary ensemble, in which Cuba emerges with all its strengths and weaknesses, convictions and contradictions.

In Travelers Tales Cuba:

• Swivel your hips with Stephanie Elizondo Griest as she dances with Havanas mistress of rumba

• Pick up hitchhikers with Dave Eggers and meet the starting center for the Cuban womens national basketball team

• Feel the heartbeat of Cuba on late night musical excursions with Henry Shukman

• Learn the Cuban secret to life—making the most of what you have—with Cristina Garcia

• Join Patrick Symmes on his search for the Ernesto "Che" Guevara legend

• Glimpse the quirks, charm, and creativity of Cubans on an unusal bus ride with Eduardo Galeano... and much more.

Synopsis:

From revolution to embargo, from the charms of old Havana to aquamarine seas and powdery beaches, from the hypnotic rhythms of Afro-Caribbean music to resilient, proud locals, Travelers' Tales Cuba burns with stories of Cuba's intriguing past and vibrant present. Writers both famous and unknown capture the essence of this magical island so close yet so far from the United States. Dave Eggers writes about hitchhikers, Patrick Symmes on his search for Che Guevara, and Stephanie Elizondo Griest on the mistress of rumba. Other highlights include Phillippe Diederich's "Communism and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," Eliseo Alberto's "Havana When It Rains," Stephen Benz's "Our Mailman in Havana," and Ruth Behar's "A Strawberry and Chocolate Goodbye." These 38 essays together weave a gorgeous tapestry of a land still mostly a mystery to American readers, providing an intriguing look at the glory that is Cuba.

Synopsis:

From revolution to embargo, from the charms of old Havana to aquamarine seas and powdery beaches, from the hypnotic rhythms of Afro-Caribbean music to resilient, proud locals, "Travelers' Tales Cuba" burns with stories of Cuba's intriguing past and vibrant present.

Synopsis:

Travelers' Tales Cuba burns with stories of Cuba's fascinating past and vibrant present. These 38 essays capture the essence of this magical island, weaving a gorgeous tapestry and providing an intriguing look at the glory that is Cuba.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932361100
Subtitle:
True Stories
Editor:
Miller, Tom
Editor:
Miller, Tom
Author:
Miller, Tom
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Travelers' writings
Subject:
TRAVEL / Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Travel-Caribbean
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Travelers' Tales Guides
Publication Date:
20040914
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 14 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
From revolution to embargo, from the charms of old Havana to aquamarine seas and powdery beaches, from the hypnotic rhythms of Afro-Caribbean music to resilient, proud locals, Travelers' Tales Cuba burns with stories of Cuba's intriguing past and vibrant present. Writers both famous and unknown capture the essence of this magical island so close yet so far from the United States. Dave Eggers writes about hitchhikers, Patrick Symmes on his search for Che Guevara, and Stephanie Elizondo Griest on the mistress of rumba. Other highlights include Phillippe Diederich's "Communism and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," Eliseo Alberto's "Havana When It Rains," Stephen Benz's "Our Mailman in Havana," and Ruth Behar's "A Strawberry and Chocolate Goodbye." These 38 essays together weave a gorgeous tapestry of a land still mostly a mystery to American readers, providing an intriguing look at the glory that is Cuba.
"Synopsis" by , From revolution to embargo, from the charms of old Havana to aquamarine seas and powdery beaches, from the hypnotic rhythms of Afro-Caribbean music to resilient, proud locals, "Travelers' Tales Cuba" burns with stories of Cuba's intriguing past and vibrant present.
"Synopsis" by , Travelers' Tales Cuba burns with stories of Cuba's fascinating past and vibrant present. These 38 essays capture the essence of this magical island, weaving a gorgeous tapestry and providing an intriguing look at the glory that is Cuba.
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