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Travelers' Tales Cuba: True Stories (Travelers' Tales Guides) [Paperback]

By Tom Miller (Editor)
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In this collection of essays, the essence of Cuba's intriguing past and vibrant present is captured, including Dave Eggers's essay on hitchhikers, Patrick Symmes's search for Che Guevara, and other works by Stephen Benz, Ruth Behar, Eliseo Alberto, and others. Original.

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From revolution to embargo, from the charms of old Havana to aquamarine seas and powdery beaches, from the hypnotic rhythms of Afro-Caribbean music to resilient, proud locals, Travelers' Tales Cuba burns with stories of Cuba's intriguing past and vibrant present. Writers both famous and unknown capture the essence of this magical island so close yet so far from the United States. Dave Eggers writes about hitchhikers, Patrick Symmes on his search for Che Guevara, and Stephanie Elizondo Griest on the mistress of rumba. Other highlights include Phillippe Diederich's "Communism and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," Eliseo Alberto's "Havana When It Rains," Stephen Benz's "Our Mailman in Havana," and Ruth Behar's "A Strawberry and Chocolate Goodbye." These 38 essays together weave a gorgeous tapestry of a land still mostly a mystery to American readers, providing an intriguing look at the glory that is Cuba.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   295
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 14, 2004
Publisher   Travelers' Tales
ISBN  1932361103  
ISBN13  9781932361100  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Miller reports about conflict and culture in the American Southwest and Latin America. He has lectured often about the border in United States and Mexico, and he has taught writing to students from grade school to college in both countries.

Tom Miller currently resides in Tucson, in the state of Arizona. Tom Miller was born in 1947.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History > Americas > Caribbean & West Indies > Cuba
2Books > Subjects > Reference > Writing > Travel Writing
3Books > Subjects > Travel > Caribbean > Cuba > General
4Books > Subjects > Travel > Caribbean > General
5Books > Subjects > Travel > General > Essays & Travelogues
6Books > Subjects > Travel > General > Guidebooks

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What a stupid review!  Aug 29, 2005
That was stupid... clearly that woman didnt read the book all the way through. It is an amazing book with wonderful stories about the daily life of living in Cuba. This book tells it like it is... Cuba is a beautiful place that is stuck in a 1950's time zone... wondeful details... to the reviewer before me... re-read it again when you are not PMSing and perhaps you'll feel different.
Great book... 5 *
Testosterone-Heavy  Jul 3, 2004
Of the 35 stories presented in this book, 29 are penned by male writers, leaving female readers choking on moped fumes as these stories are an endless re-telling of Cuban car & motorcycle mechanics in excrutiating detail. Broken up only by tales of fishing, baseball & (mostly married) men titillated by $20 Cuban hookers or smitten by young Cuban senorita stereotypes, this book reads like a slow walk through a pool hall filled with pot-bellied, balding men puffing on cigars & slapping each other on the back as they pump out tall tales about all the fish (& women) they've caught. Cuba as the setting is only incidental.

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