Havana: A Subtropical Delirium download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mark Kurlansky

Havana: A Subtropical Delirium download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mark Kurlansky year 2018
  • Book name: Havana: A Subtropical Delirium
  • Author: Mark Kurlansky
  • Release date: 2018/1/22
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9781632863928
  • Rating: 8.21 of 10
  • Votes: 296
  • Review by: Westin Sprague
  • Review rating: 8.92 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/6
  • Total pages: 272
  • Includes a PDF summary of 21 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A city of tropical heat, ramshackle beauty, and its very own cadence-a city that always surprises-Havana is brought to pulsing life by New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky.Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana celebrates the city's singular music, literature, baseball, and food; its five centuries of outstanding, neglected architecture; and its extraordinary blend of cultures.Like all great cities, Havana has a rich history that informs the vibrant place it is today-from the native Taino to Columbus's landing, from Cuba's status as a U.S. protectorate to Batista's dictatorship and Castro's revolution, from Soviet presence to the welcoming of capitalist tourism. Havana is a place of extremes: a beautifully restored colonial city whose cobblestone streets pass through areas that have not been painted or repaired since long before the revolution.Kurlansky shows Havana through the eyes of Cuban writers, such as Alejo Carpentier and José Martí, and foreigners, including Graham Greene and Hemingway. He introduces us to Cuban baseball and its highly opinionated fans; the city's music scene, alive with the rhythm of son; its culinary legacy. Through Mark Kurlansky's multilayered and electrifying portrait, the long-elusive city of Havana comes stirringly to life.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 13H40M32S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Travel Writing, History Of The Americas, Guidebooks
  • Available formats: TXT, PDB, EPUB, DOC, HTM, PDF, PPTX, WORD. Compressed in RAR, TAR.7Z, IMG, ZIP, CPIO
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.62 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x197x20.32mm
  • Weight: 240g
  • Printed by: Bloomsbury USA
  • Published in: New York, United States
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