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Havana Nocturne by T.J. English
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I enjoyed this book, although it does veer toward the lurid side when discussing some of the more salcious aspects of pre-Revolutionary Cuban night life. It's a great history lesson on both Cuba and elements of the American mob. It's also straightfor ...more
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Out of Mao's Shadow by Philip P. Pan
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Telex from Cuba by Rachel Kushner
Telex from Cuba
by Rachel Kushner
read in July, 2008
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Really excellent book despite some factual errors that marred the overall experience for me (although it's entirely possible that I am being a bit too nitpickey). Kushner--whose mother apparently lived in Cuba as the child of a United Fruit employee- ...more
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
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American Prometheus by Kai Bird
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Unbelieveable example of biography done right!
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The Art of Political Murder by Francisco Goldman
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I was very excited to read this book as it came highly recommended and because it centered on a key event in Guatemala, a country that I lived in and which is very dear to my heart. The author gives an exhaustive recounting of Bishop Gerardi's murder ...more
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God's Middle Finger by Richard Grant
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I loved this book but I can't quite give it a five as it gets dragged down in some places and runs out of steam at the end. Nonetheless, it is a compelling and easy read about a place that only a crazy person would ever think to go, and therefore a w ...more
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