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James Michener's insightful text and John Kings' evocative photographs record their impressions of Havana thirty years after the Revolution. The words and pictures beautifully complement each other, offering views of a city that many North Americans may never otherwise see. Michener and Kings visited residential districts, the downtown business and government zone, the old city, churches, museums, a distillery, coffee and sugar plantations in the outlying areas, La Vigia, the former home of Ernest Hemingway, and the fishing village Cojima, the setting for Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. They talked with about two hundred Cubans -- laborers, office workers, religious leaders, diplomats, and journalists. Michener even held a no-holds-barred press conference for Cuban and foreign journalists. This is firsthand reporting of the finest kind. Michener's impressions of modern Havana open a unique window on a country that is so close and yet so inaccessible to most U.S. citizens.
"In today's fast-changing world, Cuba will be next on center stage."--James A. Michener. Michener's impressions of Castro's Havana open a unique window on a country and a people so close yet so inaccessible. 160 color prints.
|Finding My House in El Cerro||69|
|Coffee or Sugar?||85|
|The Old City||102|
|The Gilded Age||109|
|Street Life Today||125|
|America in Cuba||138|