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Cuba, Hot and Cold

By Tom Miller

UA Press

Travel writer Tom Miller has been visiting Cuba for some three decades and in his latest book, Cuba Hot and Cold, he digs into untold stories about the explosion of the USS Maine, Hemingway's house and how the Buena Vista Social Club helped warm diplomatic relations between the United State and Cuba. Jon Lee Anderson, the author of Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, says the books is a "wryly engaging romp through the extraordinary Caribbean island nation that Tom Miller knows so well. For the uninitiated, it's all here: Havana, the music, the Malecón, the '50s Chevys, Hemingway, Che and Fidel and 'Remember the Maine.' But beyond all that, there is a real sense here of the Cubans in all their larger-than-lifeness and smartass wit. If you are going to read one book before you go to Cuba, make it this one."


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