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Cars in Cuba You Should See Before You Die

Cars in Cuba You Should See Before You Die Author Kim Buddee
ISBN-10 1742579701
Release 2017-07
Pages 288
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Visitors to Cuba are enchanted by the music, the cigars and rum but above all they love those iconic classic American cars thundering along the crumbling streets of Havana and over the dusty bumpy roads of the island. In the first half of the 20th century Cuba was one of the greatest importers of American cars and by 1955 they numbered over one hundred and fifty five thousand. Kim Buddee's affectionate tribute to this Jurassic Park of motor vehicles captures the wide range of imports from pre WW2 through the glory days of the 1950s. Away from the motor museums and collectors' Concourses, here these classic vehicles appear warts an' all, strung together with duct tape and wire, hybrid models with odd hood ornaments and hand painted panels, some in motion and some broken down.



My Dad Had That Car

My Dad Had That Car Author Tad Burness
ISBN-10 9780316506953
Release 2017-05-09
Pages 1376
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This one-of-a-kind, massive illustrated history of more than 10,000 American automobiles is perfect for the millions of classic car enthusiasts. With more than 1,300 pages and 12,500 illustrations covering 70 years, this may be the most complete visual history of the American automobile ever published. Nowhere else are there so many collector, luxury, sporting and every day cars assembled with fascinating information about original prices, engine sizes, horsepower, and other specifications. The pages are packed with genuine, factory-fresh photographs and drawings taken from contemporary advertisements, catalogs, and brochures. More than 250 manufacturers and hundreds of individual models trace the evolution of the American automobile, from the millions of Model Ts that rolled off Ford's assembly line through the art deco streamliners of the '30s, to the tail-finned land yachts of the '50s and muscle cars of the '60s and '70s up to the early SUVs of the '90s. Throughout author Tad Burness adds handwritten details not found anywhere else, including pointing out unusual options and differences found within a model. Automotive journalist Matt Stone provides a new general introduction and one to each era within the book.



2012 CALENDARS 1000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE

2012 CALENDARS   1000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE Author WORKMAN
ISBN-10 9780761162490
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2012 CALENDARS 1000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from 2012 CALENDARS 1000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full 2012 CALENDARS 1000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE book for free.



100 Things Mavericks Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

100 Things Mavericks Fans Should Know   Do Before They Die Author Tim Cato
ISBN-10 9781633198937
Release 2017-11-15
Pages 256
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Most Dallas Mavericks fans have attended a game at the American Airlines Center, marveled at Dirk Nowitzki's highlight-reel plays, and remember exactly where they were when the Mavs won the NBA Championship in 2011. But only real fans supported the team through an 11-win season, know the full story of the team coming to Dallas, and followed along every step of the way during the DeAndre Jordan fiasco. 100 Things Mavericks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of Mavs Basketball. Whether you're a die-hard fan from the days of Mark Aguirre and Rolando Blackman or a newer supporter in the Mark Cuban era, this book contains everything Mavericks fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime.



Perfect Island Getaways from 1 000 Places to See Before You Die

Perfect Island Getaways from 1 000 Places to See Before You Die Author Patricia Schultz
ISBN-10 9780761165064
Release 2011-01-15
Pages 250
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Stop dreaming and get going! Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, the ultimate honeymoon, a family vacation, or a last-minute escape from the woes of a too-long winter, the Caribbean offers the right destination for every taste and budget—and Patricia Schultz knows just where and how to find that life-changing spot. From the international bestseller, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, with more than 3 million copies in print, Patricia Schultz singles out the 53 places in the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda to see before you die. Here’s tiny, glorious, undeveloped Culebra. Decadent Old Havana. St. Barth’s, exclusive “Provence” of the Caribbean. Destinations for nature lovers—the Asa Wright Centre on Trinidad and Tobago, the Virgin Island National Park in St. John’s, the dazzling bioluminescent Mosquito Bay in Vieques. A foodie’s guide to St. Martin, a sailor’s guide to the Abacos, a golfer’s guide to the Dominican Republic, a trekker’s guide to Saba, a hedonist’s guide to Negril. On and off the beaten track, each island offers a particular piece of paradise. About this title: Workman Shorts is a new line of bite-size, subject-specific e-books curated from a library of trusted books and authors.



1 000 Places to See Before You Die the second edition

1 000 Places to See Before You Die  the second edition Author Patricia Schultz
ISBN-10 9780761168652
Release 2011-11-15
Pages 1200
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The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast. Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz,but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm. The world is calling. Time to answer.



Cuba s Car Culture

Cuba s Car Culture Author Tom Cotter
ISBN-10 9780760350263
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 192
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Welcome to Cuba's automotive time capsule, filled with classic cars. The story of how Cuba came to be trapped in automotive time is a fascinating one. For decades, the island country had enjoyed healthy tourism trade and American outpost status, and by the 1950s it had the highest per capita automotive purchasing of any Latin American country - its middle class ensured an interesting variety of vehicles plying the roads. But when Cuba fell to communist rebels in 1959, so ended the inflow of new cars. Since then, trade embargo forced Cuba's car enthusiasts to develop a unique and insular culture, one marked by great creativity, such as: Keeping a car alive with no opportunity to acquire replacement parts Customizing a car with no access to aftermarket parts Drag racing with no drag strip In many ways, Cuba is an automotive time warp, where the newest car is a 1959 Chevy or perhaps one of the Soviet Ladas. Cuba's Car Culture offers an inside look at a unique car culture, populated with cars that have been cut off from the world so long that they've morphed into something else in the spirit of automotive survival. Authors Tom Cotter and Bill Warner (founder of the Amelia Island Concours) take readers of Cuba's Car Culture on a whirlwind tour of all things automotive, beginning with Cuba's pre-Castro car and racing history and bringing us up to today's lost collector cars, street racing, and the challenges of keeping decades-old cars on the road. The book is illustrated throughout with rare historical photos as well as contemporary photos of Cuba's current car scene. For anyone who enjoys classic cars, from old Chevy Bel-Airs to Studebakers to Ford Fairlanes, a cruise around Cuba will make you feel like a kid in a candy store.



1 000 Places to See Before You Die

1 000 Places to See Before You Die Author Patricia Schultz
ISBN-10 9780761168713
Release 2011-11-15
Pages 1200
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The world’s bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast. Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz,but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm. The world is calling. Time to answer.



Che s Chevrolet Fidel s Oldsmobile

Che s Chevrolet  Fidel s Oldsmobile Author Richard Schweid
ISBN-10 9780807888629
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 256
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Vintage U.S.-made cars on the streets of Havana provide a common representation of Cuba. Journalist Richard Schweid, who traveled throughout the island to research the story of motor vehicles in Cuba today and yesterday, gets behind the wheel and behind the stereotype in this colorful chronicle of cars, buses, and trucks. In his captivating, sometimes gritty, voice, Schweid blends previously untapped historical sources with his personal experiences, spinning a car-centered history of life on the island over the past century. Packard, Studebaker, Edsel, De Soto: cars long extinct in the United States can be seen at work every day on Cuba's streets. Havana and Santiago de Cuba today are home to some 60,000 North American cars, all dating back to at least 1959, the year the Cuban Revolution prevailed. Though hardly a new part has arrived in Cuba since 1960, the cars are still on the road, held together with mechanical ingenuity and willpower. Visiting car mechanics, tracking down records in dusty archives, and talking with car-crazy Cubans of all types, Schweid juxtaposes historic moments (Fidel Castro riding to the Bay of Pigs in an Oldsmobile) with the quotidian (a weary mother's two-cent bus ride home after a long day) and composes a rich, engaging picture of the Cuban people and their history. The narrative is complemented by fifty-two historic black-and-white photographs and eight color photographs by contemporary Cuban photographer Adalberto Roque.



1 000 Places to See Before You Die

1 000 Places to See Before You Die Author Patricia Schultz
ISBN-10 0761104844
Release 2003
Pages 974
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Describes essential places to see from around the world, offering information on what to find at each spot and the best time to visit.



Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die

Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die Author Steve Davey
ISBN-10 1552979555
Release 2004
Pages 256
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Pictorial guide to forty destinations around the world, from the well-known to off the beaten track. Essay and photographs describe each location, insider tips and advice for maximizing the enjoyment of each visit.



To Die in Cuba

To Die in Cuba Author Louis A. Pérez Jr.
ISBN-10 9781469608747
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 480
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For much of the nineteenth century and all of the twentieth, the per capita rate of suicide in Cuba was the highest in Latin America and among the highest in the world--a condition made all the more extraordinary in light of Cuba's historic ties to the Catholic church. In this richly illustrated social and cultural history of suicide in Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. explores the way suicide passed from the unthinkable to the unremarkable in Cuban society. In a study that spans the experiences of enslaved Africans and indentured Chinese in the colony, nationalists of the twentieth-century republic, and emigrants from Cuba to Florida following the 1959 revolution, Perez finds that the act of suicide was loaded with meanings that changed over time. Analyzing the social context of suicide, he argues that in addition to confirming despair, suicide sometimes served as a way to consecrate patriotism, affirm personal agency, or protest injustice. The act was often seen by suicidal persons and their contemporaries as an entirely reasonable response to circumstances of affliction, whether economic, political, or social. Bringing an important historical perspective to the study of suicide, Perez offers a valuable new understanding of the strategies with which vast numbers of people made their way through life--if only to choose to end it. To Die in Cuba ultimately tells as much about Cubans' lives, culture, and society as it does about their self-inflicted deaths.



Learning to Die in Miami

Learning to Die in Miami Author Carlos Eire
ISBN-10 1439181926
Release 2010-11-02
Pages 320
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In his 2003 National Book Award–winning memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana, Carlos Eire narrated his coming of age in Cuba just before and during the Castro revolution. That book literally ends in midair as eleven-year-old Carlos and his older brother leave Havana on an airplane—along with thousands of other children—to begin their new life in Miami in 1962. It would be years before he would see his mother again. He would never again see his beloved father. Learning to Die in Miami opens as the plane lands and Carlos faces, with trepidation and excitement, his new life. He quickly realizes that in order for his new American self to emerge, his Cuban self must "die." And so, with great enterprise and purpose, he begins his journey. We follow Carlos as he adjusts to life in his new home. Faced with learning English, attending American schools, and an uncertain future, young Carlos confronts the age-old immigrant’s plight: being surrounded by American bounty, but not able to partake right away. The abundance America has to offer excites him and, regardless of how grim his living situation becomes, he eagerly forges ahead with his own personal assimilation program, shedding the vestiges of his old life almost immediately, even changing his name to Charles. Cuba becomes a remote and vague idea in the back of his mind, something he used to know well, but now it "had ceased to be part of the world." But as Carlos comes to grips with his strange surroundings, he must also struggle with everyday issues of growing up. His constant movement between foster homes and the eventual realization that his parents are far away in Cuba bring on an acute awareness that his life has irrevocably changed. Flashing back and forth between past and future, we watch as Carlos balances the divide between his past and present homes and finds his way in this strange new world, one that seems to hold the exhilarating promise of infinite possibilities and one that he will eventually claim as his own. An exorcism and an ode, Learning to Die in Miami is a celebration of renewal—of those times when we’re certain we have died and then are somehow, miraculously, reborn.



Cuba After Castro

Cuba After Castro Author Edward Gonzalez
ISBN-10 9780833036179
Release 2004-06-29
Pages 152
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When the end of the Castro era arrives, the successor government and the Cuban people will need to answer certain questions: How is Castro's more than four-decade rule likely to affect a post-Castro Cuba? What will be the political, social, and economic challenges Cuba will confront? What are the impediments to Cuba's economic development and democratic transition? The authors examine Castro's political legacies, Cuba's generational and racial divisions, its demographic predicament, the legacy of a centralized economy, and the need for industrial restructuring.



Back to Cuba

Back to Cuba Author Elio F. Beltran
ISBN-10 1462825648
Release 2003-06-11
Pages 374
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Xlibris, the leading print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of a new special edition of Back to Cuba: The Return of the Butterflies, an engaging book written by multi-awarded authored Elio F. Beltran. The text tells a story that evolves around real personalities of the process including a brief revealing encounter with the then student leader Fidel Castro. Readers will meet Michael, the protagonist chosen by the author for this true story that in itself goes beyond an apparent fictional novel to become not only the love story that it is, but brings fresh insight into the contemporary history of Cuba in spite of the fact that, as the author have said, he has not intended to write neither a political nor a history book. He nonetheless develops into the life within the process, as a participant first, including peripheral accounts of guerilla warfare, and his life as an exiled artist in the United States. After forty-two years of his exile, he reaches a poignant decision of going back to Cuba to witness the dramatic changes of places and people that he can barely recognize after all the years. His exploits will also give readers provocative insight about the contemporary dilemma of the Cuban exile community as well as the challenges confronting the new US government of Barack Obama. With the recent developments on both the United States and Cuba, Back to Cuba: The Return of the Butterflies is easily the most timely book to read. In light of policy changes from both nations, this book clearly defines how much has changed.



1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

1001  Movies You Must See Before You Die Author Stephen Jay Schneider
ISBN-10 1844038890
Release 2016-10-06
Pages
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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die book for free.



To Die in Cuba

To Die in Cuba Author Louis A. Pérez Jr.
ISBN-10 9781469608747
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 480
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For much of the nineteenth century and all of the twentieth, the per capita rate of suicide in Cuba was the highest in Latin America and among the highest in the world--a condition made all the more extraordinary in light of Cuba's historic ties to the Catholic church. In this richly illustrated social and cultural history of suicide in Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. explores the way suicide passed from the unthinkable to the unremarkable in Cuban society. In a study that spans the experiences of enslaved Africans and indentured Chinese in the colony, nationalists of the twentieth-century republic, and emigrants from Cuba to Florida following the 1959 revolution, Perez finds that the act of suicide was loaded with meanings that changed over time. Analyzing the social context of suicide, he argues that in addition to confirming despair, suicide sometimes served as a way to consecrate patriotism, affirm personal agency, or protest injustice. The act was often seen by suicidal persons and their contemporaries as an entirely reasonable response to circumstances of affliction, whether economic, political, or social. Bringing an important historical perspective to the study of suicide, Perez offers a valuable new understanding of the strategies with which vast numbers of people made their way through life--if only to choose to end it. To Die in Cuba ultimately tells as much about Cubans' lives, culture, and society as it does about their self-inflicted deaths.