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The Resource The Havana habit, Gustavo Pérez Firmat

The Havana habit, Gustavo Pérez Firmat

Label
The Havana habit
Title
The Havana habit
Statement of responsibility
Gustavo Pérez Firmat
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cuba, an island 750 miles long, with a population of about 11 million, lies less than 100 miles off the U.S. coast. Yet the island's influences on America's cultural imagination are extensive and deeply ingrained. In this book the author probes the importance of Havana, and of greater Cuba, in the cultural history of the United States. Through books, advertisements, travel guides, films, and music, he demonstrates the influence of the island on almost two centuries of American life. From John Quincy Adams's comparison of Cuba to an apple ready to drop into America's lap, to the latest episodes in the lives of the "comic comandantes and exotic exiles," and to such notable Cuban exports as the rumba and the mambo, cigars and mojitos, the Cuba that emerges from these pages is a locale that Cubans and Americans have jointly imagined and inhabited. The book deftly illustrates what makes Cuba, as the author writes, "so near and yet so foreign."
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pérez Firmat, Gustavo
Dewey number
306.0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.P483 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Cuba
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • National characteristics, Cuban
  • Cuba
  • Havana (Cuba)
  • Americans
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Americans
  • Civilization
  • Manners and customs
  • National characteristics, Cuban
  • Popular culture
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • United States
Label
The Havana habit, Gustavo Pérez Firmat
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-225) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: so near and yet so foreign -- America's smartest city -- A little rumba numba -- Music for the eyes -- Mad for mambo -- Cuba in Apt. 3-B -- Dirges in bolero time -- Comic comandantes, exotic exiles -- A taste of Cuba -- Epilogue: Adams's apple
Control code
841170911
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300168761
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1m8h42
  • 6bbe2dd3-6869-48ed-bf06-038a44126804
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841170911
Label
The Havana habit, Gustavo Pérez Firmat
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-225) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: so near and yet so foreign -- America's smartest city -- A little rumba numba -- Music for the eyes -- Mad for mambo -- Cuba in Apt. 3-B -- Dirges in bolero time -- Comic comandantes, exotic exiles -- A taste of Cuba -- Epilogue: Adams's apple
Control code
841170911
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300168761
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1m8h42
  • 6bbe2dd3-6869-48ed-bf06-038a44126804
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)841170911

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