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The Havana Mob: Gangsters, Gamblers, Showgirls and Revolutionaries in 1950s Cuba: Gangster, Gamblers, Showgirls and Revolutionaries in 1950s Cuba Hardcover – 6 Sep 2007

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing; First Edition edition (6 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845961927
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845961923
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3.4 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 319,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"All the razzle-dazzle is here - Sinatra, the black sedans, the showgirls - but English goes further, to show how gangsterismo permeated the politics of Cuba and influenced its destiny (*****)" (The Scotsman)

"English describes each parallel strand of this story in the pacey style of a crime thriller, but with the meticulous research of an investigative journalist" (Morning Star)

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American mobster history meets revolutionary politics in '50s Havana

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Blackjack McGinty on 10 Jan. 2008
Format: Hardcover
You don't have to have an interest in the subject to find this book compelling, as a history of organized crime, a history of Cuba, and an interesting slant on the Cuban Revolution. Meyer Lansky led a mobster infiltration of Havana in the 1950's, with mucho casinos, nightclubs, resort hotels, drugs, prostitution and much more, all of it done with the complicity of the President Fulgencio Batista. The book covers a lot of ground and is very entertaining while being informative at the same time. Written in a literary and also popular style. Anyone who has seen Godfather Part II (and who hasn't?) will be fascinated by the background that is provided here, giving that movie added weight.The book also shows how the exploitation by the mobsters led in part to the Revolution led by Fidel Castro. Fascinating stuff, with lots of good photos as well. Light up a stogie, make yourself a cuba libre and start reading...
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By G.I.Forbes on 8 Nov. 2011
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This is the interesting story of how American gangsters took over Cuba and with the assistance of a corrupt President turned cit into a criminal state.
The book also deals with the slow development of Cubas revolution, lead by Fidel Castro,which eventually overturned the regime and caused millions of dollars loss for Americans in cash and property.
Very well written and researched-you can only wonder how such a situation arose in Cuba other than by corruption of a whole nation.
Good photographs and notes plus an excellent epilogue.
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By Bretwalda on 19 Jun. 2011
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Wow, couldn't put it down and when I did, couldn't wait to pick it up again. I've been to Havana and that helped me conjure up the events in my mind's eye. If you're interested in the Mafia, Cuba or just want a damn good read involving real people and real events you will not be disappointed.
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Great insight into cuba, gangsters n crushed dreams n communism. All welded together expertly. Highly recommend
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The Havana Mob 31 Dec. 2009
By C. D. Sheff - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is well-written, well-researched and real non-fiction. It implies that the Miami Cuban community leadership, derived from the privileged class of Cuba pre-Castro, got the fate they deserved, and the sins of the revolution were chump change compared to the wanton excesses of its corrupt predecessor.
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The Havana Mob:Gangsters,Gamblers,showgirls and Revolutionaires in 1950's Cuba.PURE FALLACY. 23 July 2010
By Jose Lopez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Book is PURE FALLACY- Batista compared to Castro(knowing now) ten million times better. Batista wasn't right-wing Either, he was a commie stool at times and was for himself, Castro Was no Liberator, anybody who reads a book that draws it's sources from this Murderous regime can't be taken serious. as anything Castro and his groupies say has to be taken with a grain of salt. Case in Point, Draw your own Conclusion, There is no Evidence the MOB Owned Cuba, Nobody Did Except the Cubans Before a Murderous Tyrant came and took it.
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