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The Resource The Cubans : ordinary lives in extraordinary times, Anthony DePalma

The Cubans : ordinary lives in extraordinary times, Anthony DePalma

Label
The Cubans : ordinary lives in extraordinary times
Title
The Cubans
Title remainder
ordinary lives in extraordinary times
Statement of responsibility
Anthony DePalma
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Modern Cuba comes alive in a vibrant portrait of a group of families's varied journeys in one community over the last twenty years. Cubans today, most of whom have lived their entire lives under the Castro regime, are hesitantly embracing the future. In his new book, Anthony DePalma, a veteran reporter with years of experience in Cuba, focuses on a neighborhood across the harbor from Old Havana to dramatize the optimism as well as the enormous challenges that Cubans face: a moving snapshot of Cuba with all its contradictions as the new regime opens the gate to the capitalism that Fidel railed against for so long. In Guanabacoa, longtime residents prove enterprising in the extreme. Scrounging materials in the black market, Cary Luisa Limonta Ewen has started her own small manufacturing business, a surprising turn for a former ranking member of the Communist Party. Her good friend Lili, a loyal Communist, heads the neighborhood's watchdog revolutionary committee. Artist Arturo Montoto, who had long lived and worked in Mexico, moved back to Cuba when he saw improving conditions but complains like any artist about recognition. In stark contrast, Jorge García lives in Miami and continues to seek justice for the sinking of a tugboat full of refugees, a tragedy that claimed the lives of his son, grandson, and twelve other family members, a massacre for which the government denies any role. In The Cubans, many patriots face one new question: is their loyalty to the revolution, or to their country?"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DePalma, Anthony
Dewey number
972.91/23
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1799.H353
LC item number
A293 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guanabacoa (Havana, Cuba)
  • Havana (Cuba)
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
Target audience
adult
Label
The Cubans : ordinary lives in extraordinary times, Anthony DePalma
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1124909216
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780525522447
Lccn
2019052262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1124909216
Label
The Cubans : ordinary lives in extraordinary times, Anthony DePalma
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1124909216
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780525522447
Lccn
2019052262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1124909216

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