From the crumbling colonial architecture of Havana to the vibrant party town of Santiago de Cuba, idiosyncratic Cuba offers limitless opportunities for exploration, and The Rough Guide to Cuba will ensure you don´t miss a thing. Fully updated for this seventh edition, this travel guide covers all of the big-hitting attractions - from the mogotes of Viñales to tecnicoloured Trinidad via the top scuba diving sights on the south coast - and unearths lesser-known gems across the island. In full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Cuba is packed with stunning photography and detailed maps, plus essential practical information on the latest visa requirements and how to get around. With expert, opinionated reviews on the best hotels, casa particulares, bars, shops and cigar lounges - plus coverage of the country´s exciting new wave of restaurants - this in-depth guide will ensure you make the most of your time in Cuba.
Cuba Libre! Two manuscripts in one audiobook, including: Havana Travel Guide and Cuba Travel Guide.Experience the authentic Cuba! Go to the essence of the place: the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds that make Havana unique.Havana Travel Guide, by Carlos Fernando Alvarez, takes listeners to the most charming streets of the city, presenting the best-kept jewels in every corner. A detailed insight into the fast-evolving worlds of food, wine, pastry, coffee, beer, fashion, design, beautiful weather, beaches, rich history, and music. Cuba offers you some of the best things for which you could ever ask. Havana is a unique city in its own right, with its artistic influxes and a unique, romantic glamour of Spanish colonial influence that makes it incomparable with other Caribbean cities. Take a tour through the beautiful landscapes, the caves, and powdery white sands of the Havana beaches. Drive through the city in a ´50s-style vintage car on a Havana day tour. Take a picturesque walk on one of the many places listed in this guide, and hang out on 23rd Street and other amazing locations. Find out the best bars to hang out or just enjoy the beautiful sunset in the city. What separates this travel guide from the rest? This cultural guide to the city of Havana is packed with ideas, insider tips, and lists to make your trip through the ancient soul of the city an unforgettable experience. The accessible writing invites listeners to dive into the heart of the city and gives background information for each place on the journey. The audiobook is designed to give you a cultural immersion into Cuban life and to provide you with the tools and background information to truly make the most of your visit. Some of the things you’ll find in this guide are: Things to do and places to goHavana day toursTop attractionsFinding accommodation Havana restauran 1. Language: English. Narrator: Burke Mason. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121888/bk_acx0_121888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Peter Dale Scott has written extensively on the Kennedy assassination and other dark corners of the American political scene. His encyclopedic knowledge enables him to connect the dots among the players, the organizations, and the unacknowledged collusions - the deep politics - of our often troubled political system. Deep Politics on Oswald, Mexico, and Cuba, originally published in 1995, narrows the focus of Scott´s earlier Deep Politics and the Death of JFK. Scott delivers the most detailed treatment yet of the mysterious sojourn of Lee Harvey Oswald (or someone using his name) to Mexico City in the fall of 1963. Was this trip a key aspect of the framing of Oswald, was it an approved intelligence operation, or was it perhaps both? It is now known that allegations of Communist conspiracy in the wake of the JFK assassination, emanating mostly from Mexico City, caused Lyndon Johnson to put together a ´´blue ribbon commission´´ to investigate what happened in Dallas. Scott explains through meticulous research and analysis exactly why LBJ would want the Warren Commission to rush to a conclusion, and the far-reaching political ramifications of the commission´s public findings.Scott´s analysis suggests the evidence from Mexico City was part of a frame-up, making Deep Politics on Oswald, Mexico, and Cuba an essential piece of research and analysis, shedding new light on the Communist conspiracy allegations behind the JFK assassination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Holland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013396/bk_adbl_013396_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John F. Kennedy: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works cover all aspects of his life and work. Despite his short tenure in office, Kennedy shaped the domestic and international direction of the nation for decades to come. He is remembered domestically for the hope and encouragement he instilled in the struggle for civil rights, his support for the freedom riders and for equality for women. Abroad, his memory lives in his handling of the Cold War against an aggressive Soviet Union and such events as the Berlin crisis and Wall, his intervention in the Vietnam War, the invasion of Cuba and Bay of Pigs disaster, the Cuban Missile crisis, and the beginnings of space exploration-all of which tested the young, relatively inexperienced, leader. Includes a detailed chronology detailing John F. Kennedy´s life, family, and work. The A to Z section includes family members, his handling of the Cold War, and such events as the Berlin crisis and Wall, his intervention in the Vietnam War, the invasion of Cuba and Bay of Pigs disaster, the Cuban Missile crisis, and the beginnings of space exploration. The bibliography includes a list of publications concerning his life and work. The index thoroughly cross-references the chronological and encyclopedic entries.
South-American, Cuban and Spanish rhythms for the intermediate pianistInstrument : pianoType : edition with 2 CDsNombre de Pages : 272The latest publication in this award-winning series. This unique collaboration between two of the UK´s top pianist/educators offers intermediate pianists a detailed introduction to the highly rhythmic music of Latin America and Spain, featuring a wide range of styles from many countries, including:â€¢ Cuba â€´´ son, montuno, mambo, cha-cha-chÃ¡, bolero, danzÃ³nâ€¢ Brazil â€´´ bossa nova, samba, baion, afoxÃ©, frevo, chorinhoâ€¢ Argentina and Uruguay â€´´ tango, milonga, zamba, chacarera, candombeâ€¢ Venezuela â€´´ joropo, valsâ€¢ Colombia â€´´ cumbiaâ€¢ Dominica â€´´ merengueâ€¢ Spain â€´´ flamenco, rumba, buleriaOver 50 pieces to play, including Oye CÃ³mo Va, BÃ©same Mucho, SÃ² DanÃ§o Samba, El Manicero (The Peanut Vendor), Mambo No 5, Mambo Influenciado, Mas Que Nada, Berimbau, The Girl from Ipanema, ManhÃ£ de Carnaval, Upa Neguinho, A Media Luz, Vals Venezolano #2 and Alfonsina y El Mar. Original compositions by the authors feature copious assignments to help with syncopation and coordination, and key rhythms such as clave, montuno and partido alto are given in-depth treatment. All pieces are included on the two accompanying CDs, which contain authentic rhythm section tracks and invaluable play-along opportunities.Content : Introduction - Harmony - How to Use the CDs - Bar Numbering - Introduction to Latin Styles - Cuban Styles - Brazilian Styles - Other Latin Styles - Appendices: Chord Symbols - Classical Piano Pieces with a Latin influence - Latin Jazz - Index - Photo Index - CDs Track Listing
Alex´s Wake is a tale of two parallel journeys undertaken seven decades apart. In the spring of 1939, Alex and Helmut Goldschmidt were two of more than 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany aboard the St. Louis, the saddest ship afloat (New York Times). Turned away from Cuba, the United States, and Canada, the St. Louis returned to Europe, a stark symbol of the world´s indifference to the gathering Holocaust. The Goldschmidts disembarked in France, where they spent the next three years in six different camps before being shipped to their deaths in Auschwitz.In the spring of 2011, Alex´s grandson, Martin Goldsmith, followed in his relatives´ footsteps on a six-week journey of remembrance and hope, an irrational quest to reverse their fate and bring himself peace. Alex´s Wake movingly recounts the detailed histories of the two journeys, the witnesses Martin encounters for whom the events of the past are a vivid part of a living present, and an intimate, honest attempt to overcome a tormented family legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Goldsmith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000833/bk_high_000833_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Surprise your friends! Astonish your family! With Pimsleur®, you’ll be speaking and understanding Spanish like a native in no time. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes! Why Pimsleur? Quick and easy - Only 30 minutes a day. Portable and flexible - Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.Proven method - Works when other methods fail.Self-paced - Go fast or go slow - it’s up to you. Based in science - Developed using proven research on memory and learning. Cost-effective - Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.Genius - Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn. Works for everyone - Recommended for ages 13 and above. What You’ll Learn This course includes Lessons 21-25 from the Spanish Level 1 program featuring two-and-a-half hours of language instruction. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Spanish. The Spanish Language Spanish is the official language of 19 Latin American nations, as well as Spain, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. Further, it’s one of the six official languages recognized by the United Nations. Pimsleur´s Spanish programs teach an educated Latin American Spanish, featuring speakers from Colombia and Mexico. Students can expect to understand the lessons clearly and to be understood by Spanish speakers everywhere. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pimsleur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009109/bk_sans_009109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.