Thorndike Press

Havana: A Subtropical Delirium

  • Mark Kurlansky
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  • ISBN-10: 1410499235
  • ISBN-13: 9781410499233
  • DDC: 972.91
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • 310 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released April 2017

About

Overview

A New York Times Bestselling Author
An Award-winning Author

Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider’s view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky’s own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana brings the long-elusive city stirringly to life.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“This little gem of a book by the prolific Kurlansky is a revelation . . . At a most auspicious moment in the history of Cuba and Havana, Kurlansky, who has spent much time in the country as a journalist, writes an eloquent love letter to one of the world’s great cities.”

— Booklist (starred)

“An affectionate, richly detailed, brief biography of a unique city.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“Warmly rendered and rich with the insights of an observer intimate with his subject, this paean to the city of Havana is as engaging as it is timely. The chapters read like a series of colorful picture postcards, each one a touchstone of Havana’s history and Cuban culture.”

— Publishers Weekly