Our Man in Havana

Download or Read eBook Our Man in Havana PDF written by Graham Greene and published by Collector's Library. This book was released on 2017-07-25 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Our Man in Havana

Book Synopsis Our Man in Havana by : Graham Greene

Life in pre-revolutionary Cuba is not easy and James Wormold, a failing vacuum cleaner salesman, is struggling to fund the increasingly lavish lifestyle of his manipulative sixteen year-old daughter, Milly. So when an enigmatic Englishman offers him an extra income in return for a little spying, he is sorely tempted. But when the fake reports he's been sending to London start to come true, Havana suddenly becomes a very dangerous place indeed. Both a brilliant Cold War thriller and hilarious work of satire, Our Man in Havana is Graham Greene's classic tale of an accidental spy.

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  • ISBN-10 – 1509828044
  • ISBN-13 – 9781509828043

Our man in Havana

Download or Read eBook Our man in Havana PDF written by Graham Greene and published by . This book was released on 1972 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Our man in Havana

Book Synopsis Our man in Havana by : Graham Greene

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Our Man Down in Havana

Download or Read eBook Our Man Down in Havana PDF written by Christopher Hull and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2019-03-05 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Our Man Down in Havana

Book Synopsis Our Man Down in Havana by : Christopher Hull

When U.S. immigration authorities deported Graham Greene from Puerto Rico in 1954, the British author made an unplanned visit to Havana and the former MI6 officer had stumbled upon the ideal setting for a comic espionage story. Three years later, he returned in the midst of Castro’s guerrilla insurgency against a U.S.-backed dictator to begin writing his iconic novel Our Man in Havana. Twelve weeks after its publication, in January 1959, the Cuban Revolution triumphed, soon transforming a capitalist playground into a communist stronghold.Combining biography, history, politics, and a measure of psychoanalysis, Our Man Down in Havana investigates the real story behind Greene’s fiction. It includes his many visits to a pleasure island that became a revolutionary island, turning his chance involvement into a political commitment. His Cuban novel describes an amateur agent who dupes his intelligence chiefs with invented reports about “concrete platforms and unidentifiable pieces of giant machinery.” With eerie prescience, Greene’s satirical tale had foretold the Cold War’s most perilous episode, the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

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  • Total Pages – 384
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781643131016
  • ISBN-13 – 164313101X

Our Woman in Havana

Download or Read eBook Our Woman in Havana PDF written by Sarah Rainsford and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2018-09-06 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Our Woman in Havana

Book Synopsis Our Woman in Havana by : Sarah Rainsford

Graham Greene saw the Castros rise; Sarah Rainsford watched them leave. From the street where Wormold, the hapless hero of Greene’s Our Man in Havana, plied his trade, BBC foreign correspondent Rainsford reports on Fidel’s reshaping of a nation, and what the future holds for ordinary Cubans now that he and his brother Raul are no longer in power. Through tales of literary ghosts and forgotten reporters, believers in the revolution and dissidents, entrepreneurs optimistic about the new Cuba and the disillusioned still looking for a way out, Our Woman in Havana paints an enthralling picture of this enigmatic country as it enters a new era.

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  • Total Pages – 384
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781786074003
  • ISBN-13 – 1786074001

Waiting For Snow In Havana

Download or Read eBook Waiting For Snow In Havana PDF written by Carlos Eire and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-12-11 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Waiting For Snow In Havana

Book Synopsis Waiting For Snow In Havana by : Carlos Eire

A childhood in a privileged household in 1950s Havana was joyous and cruel, like any other-but with certain differences. The neighbour's monkey was liable to escape and run across your roof. Surfing was conducted by driving cars across the breakwater. Lizards and firecrackers made frequent contact. Carlos Eire's childhood was a little different from most. His father was convinced he had been Louis XVI in a past life. At school, classmates with fathers in the Batista government were attended by chauffeurs and bodyguards. At a home crammed with artifacts and paintings, portraits of Jesus spoke to him in dreams and nightmares. Then, in January 1959, the world changes: Batista is suddenly gone, a cigar-smoking guerrilla has taken his place, and Christmas is cancelled. The echo of firing squads is everywhere. And, one by one, the author's schoolmates begin to disappear-spirited away to the United States. Carlos will end up there himself, without his parents, never to see his father again. Narrated with the urgency of a confession, WAITING FOR SNOW IN HAVANA is both an ode to a paradise lost and an exorcism. More than that, it captures the terrible beauty of those times in our lives when we are certain we have died-and then are somehow, miraculously, reborn.

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  • Total Pages – 320
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781471108358
  • ISBN-13 – 147110835X