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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.99
At Tropicana you could play the roulette wheel, dance to the latest mambo or rumba, or simply ogle the parading goddesses of the flesh. It was the brightest jewel in 1950s Cuban nightlife, and Nat “King? Cole, Liberace, Josephine Baker, and Carmen Miranda performed there before audiences that included Ernest Hemingway, Marlon Brando, and Joan Crawford. ... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99
The inspiration for the NBC series Crossbones . The Republic of Pirates features the 18th-century pirates Edward ?Blackbeard? Teach and ?Black Sam? Bellamy, both of whom rose from England's underclass to become wealthy, notorious, and enormously powerful. Along with their associates in the Bahamas-based "Flying Gang," Teach and Bellamy banded... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was the greatest hope for the future of American organized crime in the post-Prohibition years. In the 1950s, the Mob?with the corrupt, repressive government of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket?owned Havana's biggest luxury hotels and casinos, launching an unprecedented... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00
In most Caribbean countries homosexuality is still illegal and many outside of the region are unaware of how difficult life can be for gay men and lesbians. This book collects interviews with queer Caribbean writers, activists, and citizens and challenges the dominance of Euro-American theories in understanding global queerness. more...
- UPF 2003; US$ 59.95
?A major contribution to the scholarship of gender and sexuality in the Caribbean.?--A. Lynn Bolles, University of Maryland This volume provides an engaging interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender and sexual relations in the Caribbean. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 16.00
Cuba's history is told in eight chronological chapters in this book, from its earliest days as a Spanish colony, through its wars for independence, the US occupation in the twentieth-century, Cuba's various reform movements, Batista, the Cold War, and the so-called 'Special Period', when Cuba faced the crisis of the downfall of the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 48.00
Co-authored by a Cuban and an American, this work is a comprehensive history of the culturally diverse city. Beginning with the founding of Havana in 1519, it explores the making of the city and its people through revolutions, art, economic development and the interplay of diverse societies. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 110.00
What would the island of Hispaniola look like if viewed as a loosely connected system? That is the question Haitian-Dominican Counterpointseeks to answer as it surveys the insular space shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic throughout their parallel histories. For beneath the familiar tale of hostilities, the systemic perspective reveals a lesser-known,... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
This is the story of the Cuban Revolution and what caused it, the psychology of its protagonists, and a critical assessment of its results, by a. Cuban-born journalist, author and professor residing in Spain. In a disquieting epilogue, the author dares to more...