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by Andrew J. Rodriguez

eBook Adios, Havana: A Memoir ePub
Author: Andrew J. Rodriguez
Language: English
ISBN: 1598000489
ISBN13: 978-1598000481
Publisher: Outskirts Press (August 29, 2005)
Pages: 272
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 768
Formats: lit docx mobi azw
ePub file: 1399 kb
Fb2 file: 1918 kb

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The book took me to the corner merchants and restaurants of la saguesera to the academia of Chapel Hill, where Perez-Firmat later settled in as he. .Andrew J. Rodriguez Award-winning author: "Adios, Havana," a Memoir. One person found this helpful.

The book took me to the corner merchants and restaurants of la saguesera to the academia of Chapel Hill, where Perez-Firmat later settled in as he pursued a master's in literature. Or as he puts it, "Living with an American spouse, dealing with American stepchildren, and speaking English at home, I am much more aware of my nationality that I ever was before. 71) His memories of his family dynamics (two grandmothers sharing a two-bedroom with him, his brother and their parents) will be relatable to anyone with a large Hispanic family.

lilting rumbas, café con leche, sultry sea breezes. Sparkling white beaches by day, scintillating nightclubs after dark.

Adios, Havana: A Memoir. Rodriguez, author. A legacy to future generations, this memoir is intended to remind readers of the fragility of freedom, and to prevent a similar catastrophe from happening in America.

Adios, Havana – Andrew J Rodriguez. If you do live with a visual, hearing or other impairment, let your booking agent or group leader know early on so they’re aware and suitable arrangements can be made

Adios, Havana – Andrew J Rodriguez. Blessed by Thunder: Memoir of a Cuban Girlhood – Flor Fernandez Barrios. Conversations with Cuba – C Peter Ripley. Havana Fever – Leonardo Padura. If you do live with a visual, hearing or other impairment, let your booking agent or group leader know early on so they’re aware and suitable arrangements can be made.

Rodriguez, Andrew J. Adios, Havana: A Memoir. Denver: Outskirts Press, 2005. New York: Penguin Books, 1971. 315 pp. (P). Sallah, Michael and Mitch Weiss. 262 pp. Rodriguez, Felix I. and John Weisman. Shadow Warrior: The CIA Hero of a Hundred Unknown Battles. New York: Simon and Shuster, 1989. The Yankee Comandante: The Untold Story of Courage, Passion, and One American's Fight to Liberate Cuba.

Havana . . . lilting rumbas, café con leche, sultry sea breezes. Sparkling white beaches by day, scintillating nightclubs after dark. This sophisticated, international capital was the crown jewel of an island paradise-until the idealism that fed the Cuban Revolution yielded a nightmare of soul-crushing dictatorship. Adios, Havana is a true account of romance and peril, adventure and patriotism. Fueled by love-love of family, of country, and of each other-a young couple must face the most wrenching of choices: remain in the country they cherish, lose the wealth and position their families strove for generations to attain, and watch their children grow up impoverished under a terrifying regime; or risk escaping with no money or possessions and leave behind all they have ever known to begin a new life in a strange land. A legacy to future generations, this memoir is intended to remind readers of the fragility of freedom . . . to describe the disintegration of a prosperous civilized society and offer counsel on how to prevent a similar catastrophe from happening in America . . . and to show how and why penniless refugees flourish in the land of the free-why anyone who resists oppression would be driven to tell his beloved homeland, Adios.
Manemanu
I promised myself that I would not buy anymore books from Amazon, until I finished reading the books I have started studying: "Randall, Aristotle": Herman, "The Cave and The Light . . ." Durant, "The Story of Philosophy": Spinoza, "Theologico--Political Treatise".

Then I found Rodriguez, "Adios, Havana: A Memoir" and read the sample. It is a totally engaging--sit-on-the-edge--beginning, flowing from the subconscious, as if the author were seated alongside--and what a voice, with a significant moral purpose! I have already grasped the importance of what Rodriguez has to say, even though I have not yet finished reading the sample. I have put aside my work, to enjoy this important digression. The beginning is worthy of 5-stars!!
Jeb
Mr. Rodriguez is one of my personal heroes. His story, in fact, so inspires me that I have recommended it to my book club. His true-life insights into the beautiful country that was his home, should serve as a wake-up call to any American who considers Communism a worthy alternative to that of a Republic.
Mr. Rodriguez, if you happen to read this review, please know how much I admire you. If you have any comments for me to share with my book club, I would really appreciate your posting them in the comment area, or you can reach me at [email protected]
Holly
PS
My other current hero is Louis Zamperini. I love the book, "Unbroken."
Xmatarryto
Love it!
Ariseym
I picked up the book thinking that it would give me an insight into 50s Cuba. However, because it was peppered with too many personal memories (it is a memoir after all), the book gave no insight into life in Cuba.

Furthermore, the memoir turned out to be a vitriolic diatribe against Castro with words such as 'pig-headed', 'buffoon', and 'b******' used liberally by the author. The book is written in pretty simple (badly written?) English with unimaginative prose.

The only interesting part of the book deals with how Mr. Rodriguez picks up his life after coming to the US as a penniless migrant.
Shan
A Mémoir

“Adios Havana” is a true account intended to remind us of the fragility of freedom. Cuba was an island paradise and Havana, its capital, a crown jewel internationally renowned till the Revolution. The aftermath brought powerful domestic and international repercussions. This mémoir paints the author’s struggle, along with his wife, to escape the communists at any cost.

The author opens his book by vividly describing life in Cuba before Castro. He doesn’t sugar coat his words when the revolution came and subsequently life in the country accelerate from zero to tyranny practically overnight. He touches some of the barbaric practices Castro’s goons did but this was a small part in the book what he mainly covered is his quest to escape to Florida and how he managed to do so. As a “Cuban exile” the Rodriguez did not think like most refugees that the new government would not last long and wanted to make the USA their permanent home and leave a legacy for the future generations. With a bit of help from sponsors and charitable organizations they started their new life and through the years became highly regarded US citizens.

Being a memoir one can only read what the author wishes to say after all it is his own souvenirs. It has some very touching moments.

“Adios Havana”, is also a love story of his unswerving love and devotion to his wife. He writes about how he met her, his courtship, his marriage, their escape and their arrival penniless and with little knowledge of English to a country that greeted them with open arms…

This is a real heart-warming story I enjoyed very much.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This is the Way I see it.
Yadon
Just when he was coming of age the author was forced to make a series of decisions - leaps of faith - as Cuba was falling further and further under the control of Fidel Castro. This personal story intertwines the emotions of a young boy wooing and proposing to his future wife with life in Cuba pre- and post- revolution. His thought process follows that of many of his fellow citizens as they moved from hope to despair. His adaptation to life in the US is a testimony not only to the determination of the author and many of his peers, but also the warm and help of Americans who volunteered to help these refugees and the God who guided them.
Thus, this book educates in several ways - it presents many aspects of Cuban life, discusses political tyranny, and challenges the American to remember that greatness is both in our freedom to earn and our freedom to share.
RUsich155
This book is a "page turner". I am buying it for a gift for my daughter. After telling her about Andy's story, she and her husband wanted to read the book. Find out what Cubans endured after Castro and communism took over Cuba.
Lovely book.
This book gives you an impression of what it must have been for a Cuban young man and his wife and close family to leave their beloved country after the rise of Castro's rise.
The book tells you how their live was in Cuba before Castro came into power. It tells you how they were welcomed in the US which they adopted as their new country after their sad leave of their Cuba.
The author writes his sad story with humor which is a craftsmanship on its own.
Highly recommended!
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