Ninety Miles: Cuban Journeys in the Age of Castro

Ninety Miles: Cuban Journeys in the Age of Castro

By: Ian Michael James (author)Paperback

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A brilliant musician. A young woman in love. A determined free-thinker who risked everything for his cause. This compelling book tells their stories, offering vivid glimpses into the lives of three Cubans from the triumph of Fidel Castro's revolution in 1959 to the present. Their experiences come alive in a narrative filled with childhood pranks, secret plots, and wrenching family decisions. Spanning nearly five decades of life in Cuba and in exile, this wide-ranging human history is also an intimately personal narrative, one that helps explain Cubans' complex and diverse views about the path their country has taken.

About Author

Ian Michael James has written extensively about Latin America as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press. He is currently the AP's bureau chief in Venezuela and was formerly an international desk editor, Caribbean correspondent, and reporter based in Miami.


Chapter 1: Havana 1959 Chapter 2: A Musical Boy, a Beach Idyll, a Rebel Plot Chapter 3: School, Army, Jail Chapter 4: Revolutionaries, "Modern Music," Havana Nights Chapter 5: Bloodshed, Letters Home, a Love Affair Chapter 6: Razors, Religion, Communist Youth Chapter 7: A Jazz Cruise, a Mountain Hike, a Prison Tale Chapter 8: Mariel Chapter 9: New York City, Campus Life, a Hunger Strike Chapter 10: Cuban Dominoes, the Long Wait, Freedom Chapter 11: Weariness, a Reunion, Speaking Out Chapter 12: Boat People Chapter 13: Guantanamo Chapter 14: Facing Castro Chapter 15: Exile Chapter 16: Return

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742540439
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780742540439
  • weight: 349
  • ISBN10: 074254043X

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