by John Jenkins (Ed.) - £11.95 Ocean Press (2002)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781876175375 | ISBN 10: 1876175370
Few places in the world are as colourful and interesting as Cuba, which has drawn travelers ever since it was "discovered" by Columbus in 1492. Magnificently evoking the romance and drama as well as darker episodes of slavery and tyranny, this book begins when Havana sheltered pirate treasure ships and was the gateway to the Spanish empire in the New World. Later chapters reflect the "American era", when the island was turned into a glittering tourist paradise operated by the Mafia. Good traveler's stories should not only inform the reader but also fire the imagination. These tales are full of the flavour and manners of the era to which they belong, reflecting the various impressions of visitors to one of the most fascinating islands on earth.
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