Our Man in Havana Book

Our Man in Havana


  • Author : Graham Greene
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:707465927

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Our Woman in Havana Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Our Woman in Havana


  • Author : Sarah Rainsford
  • Publisher : Oneworld Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786074003

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Our Woman in Havana Book Description :

It was only when I reread Our Man in Havana that I realised I shared a street with the hapless spy hero of Graham Greene’s novel. My office was just a short distance from the fictional vacuum cleaner store run by Jim Wormold... A piece of paper strapped to the swirling, rusted window bars announces that the lower floor flat is for sale. I wonder if the owner’s selling up to leave Lamparilla and the ‘ruins of Havana’, like Wormold. Sixty years ago, Graham Greene watched as the Cuban revolution unfolded and Batista’s regime collapsed. Now, as the Castro era comes to a close, Sarah Rainsford, formerly the BBC’s ‘woman in Havana’, reports on the lives shaped by Fidel’s giant social experiment and the feelings of a nation as his brother Raul steps down. She encounters entrepreneurs full of hope and the disillusioned still looking for a way out. She meets a boxing legend who credits everything he has to the revolution and the dissidents caught on surveillance cameras every time they set foot outside their homes. She also discovers the trailblazing work of Ruby Hart Phillips, New York Times correspondent in Havana 1937–61 – and a rare woman journalist in a macho world – who reported every step of the revolution and came face to face with Fidel himself. Through these stories and those still being told, Our Woman in Havana weaves an enthralling, atmospheric portrait of this enigmatic country as it teeters, once more, at a historic crossroads.

Our Man Down in Havana Book

Our Man Down in Havana


  • Author : Christopher Hull
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643131016

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Our Man Down in Havana Book Description :

When U.S. immigration authorities deported Graham Greene from Puerto Rico in 1954, the British author made an unplanned visit to Havana and the former MI6 officer had stumbled upon the ideal setting for a comic espionage story. Three years later, he returned in the midst of Castro’s guerrilla insurgency against a U.S.-backed dictator to begin writing his iconic novel Our Man in Havana. Twelve weeks after its publication, in January 1959, the Cuban Revolution triumphed, soon transforming a capitalist playground into a communist stronghold.Combining biography, history, politics, and a measure of psychoanalysis, Our Man Down in Havana investigates the real story behind Greene’s fiction. It includes his many visits to a pleasure island that became a revolutionary island, turning his chance involvement into a political commitment. His Cuban novel describes an amateur agent who dupes his intelligence chiefs with invented reports about “concrete platforms and unidentifiable pieces of giant machinery.” With eerie prescience, Greene’s satirical tale had foretold the Cold War’s most perilous episode, the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

The Heart of the Matter  Book

The Heart of the Matter


  • Author : Graham Greene
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Release Date : 1951
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 :

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Sitting there, facing Bond Street, he had his face turned to the sea. His pallor showed how recently he had emerged from it into the port: so did his lack of interest in the schoolgirls opposite. He was like the lagging finger of the barometer, still pointing to Fair long after its companion had moved to Stormy. Below him the black clerks moved churchward, but their wives in brilliant afternoon dresses of blue and cerise aroused no interest in Wilson. He was alone on the balcony except for one bearded Indian in a turban who had already tried to tell his fortune: this was not the hour or the day for white men they would be at the beach five miles away, but Wilson had no car. He felt almost intolerably lonely. On either side of the school the tin roofs sloped towards the sea, and the corrugated iron above his head clanged and clattered as a vulture alighted.

Next Year in Havana Book
Score: 4
From 30 Ratings

Next Year in Havana


  • Author : Chanel Cleeton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399586699

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THE JULY PICK FOR REESE WITHERSPOON'S HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB "A beautiful novel that's full of forbidden passions, family secrets and a lot of courage and sacrifice."--Reese Witherspoon After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution... Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary... Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.

The Old Man and The Sea Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,671 Ratings

The Old Man and The Sea


  • Author : Ernest Hemingway
  • Publisher : World Heritage Publishers Ltd
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9786144134030

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Our Woman in Havana Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Our Woman in Havana


  • Author : Sarah Rainsford
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786074003

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Our Woman in Havana Book Description :

Graham Greene saw the Castros rise; Sarah Rainsford watched them leave. From the street where Wormold, the hapless hero of Greene’s Our Man in Havana, plied his trade, BBC foreign correspondent Rainsford reports on Fidel’s reshaping of a nation, and what the future holds for ordinary Cubans now that he and his brother Raul are no longer in power. Through tales of literary ghosts and forgotten reporters, believers in the revolution and dissidents, entrepreneurs optimistic about the new Cuba and the disillusioned still looking for a way out, Our Woman in Havana paints an enthralling picture of this enigmatic country as it enters a new era.

The Man Within Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

The Man Within


  • Author : Graham Greene
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-11-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409020370

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The Man Within Book Description :

This is the story of Francis Andrews, a young man whose betrayal of his fellow smugglers has left a man dead. Fearing vengeance, he flees and takes refuge in the house of a young, isolated woman who persuades him to give evidence against his accomplices in court. But neither she nor Andrews is aware that to both criminals and authority, treachery is as great a crime as smuggling.

Refugee Book
Score: 4.5
From 39 Ratings

Refugee


  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-07-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545880879

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Refugee Book Description :

A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely -- and timeless -- novel tells the powerful story of three different children seeking refuge.