Havana Nocturne

Havana Nocturne

How the Mob Owned Cuba-- and Then Lost It to the Revolution / T.J. English

Book - 2008
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An award-winning journalist and historian offers the complete story of how the Mob infiltrated Havana in the 1950s, made a fortune--and lost it all to Fidel Castro.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2008
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780061147715
0061147710
Branch Call Number: 364.106 English
Characteristics: xx, 396 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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jkwarneke
May 30, 2015

Very well researched and written account of the development of Havana as the gambling mecca in the post WWII years, along with the history of Cuba and the lead up to the revolution. US involvement was all over the place, at one time supporting Fidel and other times dictator Batista. A good read, would have made a good novel if not factual.

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prabhjitb
Feb 06, 2012

Cuba prior to Castro. It gives a great account of why the US has avoided involvement in Cuba for 50 years, how Batista ruled Cuba and Castro took control, and how the Mafia nearly rose to power internationally. Great read and tidbit about John F. Kennedy before he became President is why this book is fun to read.

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marishkajuko
Jul 12, 2011

Great overview of the Havana Mob and Castro's Revolution - a quick read and you don't need to know much about either the mafia or the revolution to understand and enjoy the story.

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