Autobiography Of A City

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Havana: Autobiography of a City takes readers from the Plaza de Armas, the tree-lined square where Havana was founded by conquistadors in 1519, to the Malec n, the elegant boulevard along the shore where Fidel Castro rode a Russian tank in triumph. Estrada portrays the adventurers and dreamers who left their mark on Havana, including Jos Mart , martyr for Cuban independence; and Ernest Hemingway, the most American of writers who became an unabashed Habanero. The book is a deeply personal account of a love affair with a city, as well as an entertaining portrait of a place not easily forgotten.
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
ISBN: 9781403975096
Branch Call Number: 972.9123
Characteristics: 275 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,25 cm


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Jan 12, 2012

A great overview of Havana, and oftentimes Cuba overall. The chapters cover diverse topics and provide enough info to be informative, written well so that it's an enjoyable read - but not so much that it becomes boring. Reviews on other websites (like amazon.com or goodreads.com) may comment that this is not a massive, in-depth look at Havana - but not everyone wants that. If you're traveling to Havana and want a good read to put you in-the-know, this is probably the book you are looking for.


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