Cart
Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
Over 7 million books in stock
Proud to be B-Corp
Cuba: The Land Of Miracles By Stephen Smith

Cuba: The Land Of Miracles by Stephen Smith

Condition - Very Good
$13.99
Only 2 left

Summary

*The definitive book on modern Cuba.

Cuba: The Land Of Miracles Summary

Cuba: The Land Of Miracles: A Journey Through Modern Cuba by Stephen Smith

For a growing number of British holidaymakers, Cuba is a Caribbean paradise, but it is also a land of cutbacks and economic instability. Stephen Smith comes to live on the island, and his search for the real Cuba inevitably becomes a search for Fidel Castro too. Before meeting his quarry, Smith travels extensively through the 'land of miracles' in an old American automobile. His highly-personalised account features a bloody initiation into a voodoo-like cult, dining on giant rat, and checking into the Love Hotel. And he goes on manoeuvres in the Everglades with armed, but not especially competent, Cuban exiles dreaming of a second Bay of Pigs. With disarming wit and considerable insight, Stephen Smith investigates a country where communism and voodoo coexist, and where the influence of its leader of forty years continues to throw a long shadow.

Cuba: The Land Of Miracles Reviews

Entertaining ... the best guide to this beautiful, bedevilled island. Unfailingly well written * SUNDAY TIMES *
Fascinating ... genuinely brilliant * Jon Snow, OBSERVER *
Essential reading * Norman Lewis *
{Stephen Smith ) is the best sort of reporter; detached, ironic, yet well-versed on the terrain he's exploring ... a compelling portrait of a society on the verge of an ideological breakdown * Douglas Kennedy, INDEPENDENT *

About Stephen Smith

Born the same year as the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, Channel 4 News reporter Stephen Smith has been fascinated by the island since he first heard the hijackers' slogan 'Fly me to Havana!' He is a regular contributor to the LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS and other newspapers.

Additional information

GOR001384573
9780349119670
0349119678
Cuba: The Land Of Miracles: A Journey Through Modern Cuba by Stephen Smith
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2005-11-03
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Cuba: The Land Of Miracles