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Moon Havana

Moon Havana

Moon Travel Guides: Your World, Your Way

Enchanting music, incredible cuisine, and stunning colonial architecture: Havana’s beauty and charm captivate everyone who visits. Dive in with Moon Havana.

  • Easy-to-use itineraries, from a revolutionary history tour to a week covering cars, cigars, and cabarets, tailored for adventurers, party animals, artists, beach bums, history buffs, and more
  • Activities and unique ideas for every traveler: Stroll through Habana Vieja and admire the old-world architecture and plazas lit by gas lanterns. Savor delectable criollo cuisine, indulge in the world’s finest cigars, or sip mojitos and cuba libres made from the best Cuban rum. Visit the Museo de la Revolución for a taste of history, or discover the ins and outs of Cuba’s nightlife, from salsa dancing to LGBT hotspots. And, don’t miss Havana’s incredible performance scene: Pick from Rat-Pack-style lounges, Afro-Cuban beats, classical music, Cuban ballet and more
  • Honest advice from award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker on the country he has studied for decades
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps and directions for exploring on your own
  • Background information on the landscape, history, government, and culture, including a Spanish phrasebook
  • A comprehensive guide to travel laws, visas and officialdom, and health and safety tips
  • Essential insight for travelers on transportation and accommodations, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on
With Moon Havana’s practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.

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This Is Cuba

This Is Cuba

Beyond the throngs of tourists streaming through Central Havana’s broad Prado Avenue, and outside the yoke of Castro’s 43-year-old Revolutionary program, there exists a parallel Cuba – a separate evolution of a people struggling to survive. With personal stories that depict a people torn between following the directives of their government and finding a way to better their lot, journalist Ben Corbett gives us the daily life of many considered outlaws by Castro’s regime. But are they outlaws or rather ingenious survivors of what many Cubans consider to be a forty-year mistake, a tangle of contradictions that has resulted in a strange hybrid of American-style capitalism and a homegrown black market economy.At a time when Cuba walks precariously on the ledge between socialism and capitalism, This Is Cuba gets to the heart of this so-called outlaw culture, taking readers into the living rooms, rooftops, parks, and city streets to hear stories of frustration, hope, and survival. Updated with a new preface.
Cuba

Cuba

Photographs by Pierre Hausherr by Francois Missen
The people, architecture, cuisine, and natural beauty of Cuba come to life in this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind tribute to this fascinating island country

This rich, visually stunning book gives a full and unprecedented look at the once forbidden island of Cuba. From the bustling city streets of Havana, to the rushing waterfalls of the lush, verdant countryside, to the fishing communities that dot miles of azure coastline, in Cuba an entire jewel of a country opens up to us as never before.

Large, full-color photographs adorn every page and showcase the landscapes, cityscapes, and seascapes, as well as the faces of the Cuban people. Organized by topic including: The Cuban Character, Havana, The Jungle and the Sea, Tastes of Cuba, Cuban Hospitality, Celebrations, and more, each chapter is framed by an introduction that offers some history and explains about Cuban culture as it exists today.

As the U.S. government begins to lift restrictions on travel, more and more Americans are becoming interested in visiting and learning about Cuba, bringing about an increased fascination with the island.
Beautiful Maria of My Soul

Beautiful Maria of My Soul

“Savor the mysterious power of a master’s pentimento.” —Los Angeles Times

“It takes a lot of nerve and skill to pull off something as rich as Beautiful MarÍa of My Soul, but pull it off Hijuelos does.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer

“I fell instantly in love with the glorious soul of Beautiful María of My Soul. Hijuelos has created and brought to life two beloved characters, a heart-stealing heroine and Havana during an epoch of changing fate.” –Amy Tan, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club

In Beautiful María of My Soul, Oscar Hijuelos returns to the passionate tale he began twenty years ago in The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.

María is the great Cuban beauty who stole musician Nestor Castillo’s heart and broke it, inspiring him to write the Mambo Kings’ biggest hit, “Beautiful María of My Soul.'” Now in her sixties and living as an exile in Miami, María remains a beauty, still capable of turning heads. But while she left Cuba decades ago, she has never forgotten Nestor. As she thinks back to her days–and nights–in Havana, an entirely new perspective on the Mambo Kings story unfolds. Beautiful María of My Soul is a stunning act of reinvention, and another contemporary classic from an extraordinarily talented writer.
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

When it was first published in 1989, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love became an international bestselling sensation, winning rave reviews and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that changed the landscape of American literature returns with a new afterword by Oscar Hijuelos. Here is the story of the memorable Castillo brothers, from Havana to New York’s Upper West Side. The lovelorn songwriter Nestor and his macho brother Cesar find success in the city’s dance halls and beyond playing the rhythms that earn them their band’s name, as they struggle with elusive fame and lost love in a richly sensual tale that has become a cultural touchstone and an enduring favorite.
Bobby Flay Cooks American

Bobby Flay Cooks American

The Food Network favorite and bestselling author of Boy Meets Grill provides recipes inspired by the great flavors of America. Bursting with mouthwatering, full-color photographs and packed with 150 original and tantalizing recipes, Bobby Flay Cooks American reflects America’s passion for bold, exciting food, and Flay’s own preference for sophisticated dishes that don’t take hours to prepare. Flay tempts novice and experienced cooks alike with recipes for: Succulent Texas dry-rub barbecue, Little Havana-style Cuban sandwiches, Slow-roasted Pacific salmon, Reuben sandwich only an Irish boy from New York can make. In addition, he kick-starts old favorites like tomato soup, chicken pot pie, baked ham, and apple fritters. As elegant to look at as it is fun to cook with, Bobby Flay Cooks American will entice Bobby’s multitude of fans, and is certain to bring him a host of new ones.
Amistad

Amistad

Amistad is the powerfully re-imagined history of one of the country’s first battles for civil rights. In 1839 fifty-three enslaved Africans, led by a Mende rice farmer named Singbe-Pieh, staged a bloody rebellion on board the Amistad, a Spanish slaver from Cuba. The Amistad was intercepted by U.S. navy officers and towed to port in New London, Connecticut, where the Africans were held for trial in New Haven. Led by President Van Buren, the pro-slavery American government maintained that the Africans were Spanish property and should by returned to Havana to be tried for murder, but members of the fledgling abolitionist movement forced a series of trials to win their freedom, culminating at the Supreme Court, where the Amistads were defended by former President John Quincy Adams.
The Frozen Water Trade

The Frozen Water Trade

Now in paperback, the fascinating story of America’s vast natural ice trade which revolutionized the 19th century

On February 13, 1806, the brig Favorite left Boston harbor bound for the Caribbean island of Martinique with a cargo that few imagined would survive the month-long voyage. Packed in hay in the hold were large chunks of ice cut from a frozen Massachusetts lake. This was the first venture of a young Boston entrepreneur, Frederic Tudor, who believed he could make a fortune selling ice to people in the tropics.

Ridiculed at the outset, Tudor endured years of hardship before he was to fulfill his dream. Over the years, he and his rivals extended the frozen-water trade to Havana, Charleston, New Orleans, London, and finally to Calcutta, where in 1833 more than one hundred tons of ice survived a four-month journey of 16,000 miles with two crossings of the equator. The Frozen Water Trade is a fascinating account of the birth of an industry that ultimately revolutionized domestic life for millions of people.
Trading with the Enemy

Trading with the Enemy

“Havana knew me by my shoes,” begins Tom Miller's lively and entertaining account of his sojourn for more than eight months traveling through Cuba, mixing with its literati and black marketers, its cane cutters and cigar rollers. Granted unprecedented access to travel throughout the country, the author presents us with a rare insight into one of the world's only Communist countries. Its best-known personalities and ordinary citizens talk to him about the U.S. embargo and tell their favorite Fidel jokes as they stand in line for bread at the Socialism or Death Bakery. Miller provides a running commentary on Cuba's food shortages, exotic sensuality, and baseball addiction as he follows the scents of Graham Greene, José Marti, Ernest Hemingway, and the Mambo Kings. The result of this informed and adventurous journey is a vibrant, rhythmic portrait of a land and people too long shielded from American eyes.
The Other Side of Paradise

The Other Side of Paradise

Change looms in Havana, Cuba’s capital, a city electric with uncertainty yet cloaked in cliché, 90 miles from U.S. shores and off-limits to most Americans. Journalist Julia Cooke, who lived there at intervals over a period of five years, discovered a dynamic scene: baby-faced anarchists with Mohawks gelled with laundry soap, whiskey-drinking children of the elite, Santería trainees, pregnant prostitutes, university graduates planning to leave for the first country that will give them a visa.

This last generation of Cubans raised under Fidel Castro animate life in a waning era of political stagnation as the rest of the world beckons: waiting out storms at rummy hurricane parties and attending raucous drag cabarets, planning ascendant music careers and black-market business ventures, trying to reconcile the undefined future with the urgent today.

Eye-opening and politically prescient, The Other Side of Paradise offers a deep new understanding of a place that has so confounded and intrigued us.
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