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The Resource This is Cuba : an American journalist under Castro's shadow, David Ariosto

This is Cuba : an American journalist under Castro's shadow, David Ariosto

Label
This is Cuba : an American journalist under Castro's shadow
Title
This is Cuba
Title remainder
an American journalist under Castro's shadow
Statement of responsibility
David Ariosto
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"To most outsiders, the fate of Cuba has never been more uncertain. Yet those who look closely enough may recognize that signs of the next revolution are etched in plain view. [This book] is a true story that begins in the summer of 2009 when a young American photojournalist is offered the chance of a lifetime--a two-year assignment in Havana. For David Ariosto, the island is an intriguing new world, unmoored from the one he left behind. From neighboring military coups, suspected honey traps, salty spooks, and desperate migrants to dissidents, doctors, and Havana's empty shelves, Ariosto uncovers the island's subtle absurdities, its Cold War mystique, and the hopes of a people in the throes of transition. Beyond the classic cars, salsa, and cigars lies a country in which black markets are ubiquitous, free speech is restricted, privacy is curtailed, sanctions wreak havoc, and an almost Kafkaesque goo of Soviet-style bureaucracy still slows the gears of an economy desperate to move forward. But life in Cuba is indeed changing, as satellite dishes and internet hotspots dot the landscape and more Americans want in. Still, it's not so simple. The old sentries on both sides of the Florida Straits remain at their posts, fists clenched and guarding against the specter of a Cold War that never quite ended, despite the death of Fidel and the handover of the presidency to a man whose last name isn't Castro. And now, a crisis is brewing. In This is Cuba, Ariosto looks at Cuba from the inside out over the course of nine years, endeavoring to expose clues for what's in store for the island as it undergoes its biggest change in more than half a century."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ariosto, David
Dewey number
917.29104
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1765.3
LC item number
.A755 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ariosto, David
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Cuba
  • Americans
  • Photojournalists
  • Cold War
  • Social change
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • United States
  • Americans
  • International relations
  • Photojournalists
  • Politics and government
  • Social change
  • Social history
  • Travel
  • War
  • Cuba
  • United States
Label
This is Cuba : an American journalist under Castro's shadow, David Ariosto
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Last call with Castro -- The spies among us -- Men from State -- The missing sink -- Hearts, we do not know -- Por botella -- Los Yankees -- Blue shrink-wrap -- Rumble to the east -- Rising dissent -- The church broker -- "The wild colt of new technologies" -- Left behind -- A way out -- Return to Gotham -- The benefactor -- Into chaos -- Trappings of détente -- The normalization -- The old guard -- Alan Gross -- Return of the embassies -- The boom years -- Cold War games -- Baltimore back channel
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250176974
Lccn
2018039826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1016929959
  • (OCoLC)1016929959
Label
This is Cuba : an American journalist under Castro's shadow, David Ariosto
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Last call with Castro -- The spies among us -- Men from State -- The missing sink -- Hearts, we do not know -- Por botella -- Los Yankees -- Blue shrink-wrap -- Rumble to the east -- Rising dissent -- The church broker -- "The wild colt of new technologies" -- Left behind -- A way out -- Return to Gotham -- The benefactor -- Into chaos -- Trappings of détente -- The normalization -- The old guard -- Alan Gross -- Return of the embassies -- The boom years -- Cold War games -- Baltimore back channel
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250176974
Lccn
2018039826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1016929959
  • (OCoLC)1016929959

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