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Travelers' Tales of Old Cuba
 
 
Author
John Jenkins, ed.
Publisher Ocean  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.25 x 0.6 inches
ISBN 9780980429213
Pages/Publication Date 269/2007
Daedalus Item Code 33153
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Before Castro's revolution put Cuba on the other side of the Iron Curtain, the island nation was a place of romance, mystery, and exotic intrigue to most Americans. This colorful selection of essays, journal entries, guidebook commentaries, and personal accounts stretching back to 1678, assembled by Australian poet and travel writer John Jenkins, evokes Cuba's drama and allure as well as the darker aspects of its history. These tales transport the reader to the days when Havana was the gateway to the Spanish empire in the New World, when Cuba's hidden coves sheltered Caribbean pirates, and when Cuba was transformed into a glittering 20th-century tourist destination and gambler's paradise built on mob money.

"Creating both a literary project and an historical mini-course on the early 19th to middle 20th century, the editor has gathered writings mostly by Americans in Cuba who have tended to have a complex 'love/hate relationship' with the place.... In the end, most reveal their fondness for Cuba.... Those with a committed interest in the region will be grateful that this book takes them beyond the dissertations on Che Guevara and Fidel Castro."ForeWord Magazine

 
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