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The Resource This is Cuba : an American journalist under Castro's shadow, David Ariosto

This is Cuba : an American journalist under Castro's shadow, David Ariosto

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This is Cuba : an American journalist under Castro's shadow
Title
This is Cuba
Title remainder
an American journalist under Castro's shadow
Statement of responsibility
David Ariosto
Title variation
This is Cuba
Title variation remainder
an American journalist under Castros shadow
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
An exploration of Cuba's Cold War mindset and a people in the throes of transition, with tales of run-ins with spies, secret backrooms, and empty grocery shelves. Fidel Castro is dead. Donald Trump is in the White House. And to most outsiders, the fate of Cuba has never been more uncertain. But those who look close enough realize the blueprints for the island's next revolution may be etched in plain view. This is Cuba begins in the summer of 2009 when CNN offers David Ariosto, a wide-eyed, inexperienced journalist, the chance of a lifetime--a two-year assignment in Havana. Ariosto moves to Cuba with visions of covering the island in the fashion of such literary legends as Graham Greene and Ernest Hemingway. But as the realities of both Castro's police state and America's trade embargo set in, those rose-tinted lenses begin to clear up. Beyond the classic cars, salsa and cigars, lies a country that fiercely guards its Cold War persona--perhaps even more so after the death of its iconic leader. Though Wi-Fi hot spots and American tourists now dot the landscape, the fists of the regime are still up and guarding against the specter of its old nemesis, just 93 miles north. And a crisis is brewing. As American diplomats withdraw following suspected sonic attacks, the country is dealing with its biggest political transition in more than half a century. The fate of a country is up for grabs. By looking at Cuba from the inside-out, Ariosto's personal journey helps to navigate what's in store for the island after that transition, all while under the shadow of President Donald Trump
Summary
"An exploration of Cuba's Cold War mindset and a people in the throes of transition, with tales of run-ins with spies, secret backrooms, and empty grocery shelves. Fidel Castro is dead. Donald Trump is in the White House. And to most outsiders, the fate of Cuba has never been more uncertain. But those who look close enough realize the blueprints for the island's next revolution may be etched in plain view. This is Cuba begins in the summer of 2009 when CNN offers David Ariosto, a wide-eyed, inexperiencedjournalist, the chance of a lifetime--a two-year assignment in Havana. Ariosto moves to Cuba with visions of covering the island in the fashion of such literary legends as Graham Greene and Ernest Hemingway. But as the realities of both Castro's police state and America's trade embargo set in, those rose-tinted lenses begin to clear up. Beyond the classic cars, salsa and cigars, lies a country that fiercely guards its Cold War persona--perhaps even more so after the death of its iconic leader. Though Wi-Fi hot spots and American tourists now dot the landscape, the fists of the regime are still up and guarding against the specter of its old nemesis, just 93 miles north. And a crisis is brewing. As American diplomats withdraw following suspected sonic attacks, the country is dealing with its biggest political transition in more than half a century. The fate of a country is up for grabs. By looking at Cuba from the inside-out, Ariosto's personal journey helps to navigate what's in store for the island afterthat transition, all while under the shadow of President Donald Trump"--
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10745370
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Ariosto, David
Dewey number
972.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Ariosto, David
  • Americans
  • Photojournalists
  • Cold War
  • Social change
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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an American journalist under Castro's shadow
Label
This is Cuba : an American journalist under Castro's shadow, David Ariosto
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • text
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  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Last call with Castro -- The spies among us -- Men from State -- The missing sink -- Hearts, we do not know -- Por botella -- Los Yankees -- Blue shrink-wrap -- Rumble to the east -- Rising dissent -- The church broker -- "The wild colt of new technologies" -- Left behind -- A way out -- Return to Gotham -- The benefactor -- Into chaos -- Trappings of detente -- The normalization -- The old guard -- Alan Gross -- Return of the embassies -- The boom years -- Cold War games -- Baltimore back channel
Control code
000064317206
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781250176974
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018039826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1016929959
Label
This is Cuba : an American journalist under Castro's shadow, David Ariosto
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Last call with Castro -- The spies among us -- Men from State -- The missing sink -- Hearts, we do not know -- Por botella -- Los Yankees -- Blue shrink-wrap -- Rumble to the east -- Rising dissent -- The church broker -- "The wild colt of new technologies" -- Left behind -- A way out -- Return to Gotham -- The benefactor -- Into chaos -- Trappings of detente -- The normalization -- The old guard -- Alan Gross -- Return of the embassies -- The boom years -- Cold War games -- Baltimore back channel
Control code
000064317206
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781250176974
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018039826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1016929959

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