Che s Chevrolet Fidel s OldsmobileChe s Chevrolet Fidel s Oldsmobile



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.

Author: Richard Schweid

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807888629

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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.

Dirty Havana TrilogyDirty Havana Trilogy



A modern, episodic novel of Cuba follows Pedro Juan, an ex-radio journalist, as he struggles to survive in the crumbling old city of Havana. 12,500 first printing.

Author: Pedro Juan Gutierrez

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

ISBN: UOM:39015049981916

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Page: 392

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A modern, episodic novel of Cuba follows Pedro Juan, an ex-radio journalist, as he struggles to survive in the crumbling old city of Havana. 12,500 first printing.

Catalog of Copyright EntriesCatalog of Copyright Entries



... HYPOCRITE . Furber , Douglas . MY BEST SKĖT CHES . ... ADESTE FIDELIS
THE COURTSHIP . ( R ) WILL OF STRATFOR ... Chevrolet Motor Division . ALL
DRESSED UP AND ... SHOWDOWN AT THE OLDS CORRAL . TAKE THE
INSIDE ...

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105006357557

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Chronicle of the 20th CenturyChronicle of the 20th Century



... Lord 7 / 92 Chess - Capablanca and Lasker draw in championship 3 / 21 -
Alekhine beats Capablanca , Buenos Aires 11 ... US Army 11 / 40 - Louis
Chevrolet dies 6 / 41 - Ford Prefect and Anglia on sale , UK 11 / 46 - Henry Ford
dies : profile 4 ... assembly line made 8 / 08 - TUC calls for car speed limits 9 / 08
- General Motors formed from Buick and Oldsmobile 9 ... Keith 6 / 85 Castle , Roy
9 / 94 Castro , Cipriano 12 / 02 Castro , Fidel 8 / 27 , 7 / 53 , 11 / 56 , 12 / 56 , 2 /
57 , 9 / 58 , 11 ...

Author: Derrik Mercer

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ISBN: 075133006X

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Page: 1488

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An illustrated, chronological presentation of the major events of the 20th century.

Arkansas Farm and Marketing BulletinArkansas Farm and Marketing Bulletin



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sohool and Armstrong , Eureka Springs ... E. E. Chapman , Box rage , poultry
houses , shop , potato 10c per dozen , or will trade for holly ences as to ability ,
honesty and fideltransmission , air brakes and good 99 ... Mrs. Lina Bonnerdale ,
Ark . B. Hill , 228 month - olds , $ 5 per pair . ... on stump per chester repeating
rifle , $ 10 ; Reming : stamps per bottle . satisfaction Price $ 20 , guaranteed , 250
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ISBN: UIUC:30112106926493

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