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Slow Train to Guantanamo

Slow Train to Guantanamo
 

In this rambling odyssey set in the later days of the Castro regime, Peter Millar jumps on board the Cuban railway system, once the pride of Latin America. Starting in the ramshackle but romantic capital of Havana, he travels with ordinary Cubans, sharing anecdotes, life stories,... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781908129505
Published 1 September 2013
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Millar, Peter
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ISBN-13 9781908129505
ISBN-10 1908129506
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Arcadia Books
Publication Date 1 September 2013
International Publication Date 1 July 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Millar, Peter
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 262
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 291g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Cuba - Description and travel, Cuba - Social conditions - 21st century, Railroad travel - Cuba
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 385.097291
Catalogue Code 452437

Description of this Book

In this rambling odyssey set in the later days of the Castro regime, Peter Millar jumps on board the Cuban railway system, once the pride of Latin America. Starting in the ramshackle but romantic capital of Havana, he travels with ordinary Cubans, sharing anecdotes, life stories, and political opinions. Millar may not have all the answers but he asks a lot of the right questions on an anarchic, entertaining, and often comic adventure. A journey everyone will want to read about but nobody in their right mind would want to emulate!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [A] charming, witty, but sometimes sad memoir that offers a portrait of a nation on the cusp of enormous change. . . An enjoyable, informative glimpse at a Cuba seldom seen by Americans. -- Booklist Booklist
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Peter Millar is an award-winning British journalist, author and translator, and has been a correspondent for Reuters, Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph. He was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year for his reporting on the dying stages of the Cold War, his account of which - 1989: The Berlin Wall, My Part in its Downfall - was named 'best read' by The Economist.

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