Richard's Reviews > Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba & Then Lost It to the Revolution

Havana Nocturne by T.J. English
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Nov 20, 10

bookshelves: latin-america, 20th-century-america-pre-ww-ii, true-crime
Read in November, 2010

An enjoyable read. Tells of how Meyer Lansky and his fellow American mobsters made Havana a swingin' (and profitable) town back in the 1950's, and also tells the story of how a young Fidel Castro put an end to it all. The Castro stuff was particularly interesting; he got his start as a young freedom fighter but once he gained power he immediately became the kind of despot he sought to overthrow.
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