Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba... and Then Lost It to the Revolution [With Headphones] (Playaway Adult Nonfiction) (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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By T. J. English, Mel Foster (Read by)
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In Havana Nocturne, T. J. English offers a riveting, multifaceted true tale of organized crime, political corruption, roaring nightlife, revolution, and international conflict that interweaves the dual stories of the mob in Havana and the event that would overshadow it: the Cuban Revolution. Bringing together long-buried historical information and English's own research in Havana -- including interviews with the era's key survivors -- Havana Nocturne takes readers back to Cuba in the years when it was a veritable devil's playground for mob leaders Meyer Lansky and Charles Lucky Luciano. Thanks to strong ties with the island's brutal dictator, President Batista, the mob soon owned the biggest luxury hotels and casinos and launched an unprecedented tourist boom. But their dreams collided with those of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and others who would lead the country's disenfranchised to overthrow their corrupt government and its foreign partners -- an epic cultural battle that English captures in all its sexy, decadent, ugly glory.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781607757856
ISBN-10: 1607757850
Publisher: Findaway World
Publication Date: February 1st, 2009
Language: English
Series: Playaway Adult Nonfiction