Escape To Miami

Author : Elizabeth Campisi
ISBN : 9780199946884
Genre : History
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While the Naval base in Guant?namo Bay, Cuba is well-known for its infamous prison camp, few people are aware of its prior use as an immigrant detention center for Haitian and Cuban refugees. Beginning in August 1994, the United States government declared that thousands of Cubans who had launched themselves into the Florida Straits on rickety rafts were "illegal refugees" and sent them to join over fifteen thousand Haitians already being held on Guant?namo after fleeing a violent coup in Haiti. Escape to Miami recounts the gripping stories of the rafters who were detained in Guant?namo during the 1994-1996 Cuban Rafter Crisis. After working in the camps for a year as an employee of the U.S. Justice Department, Elizabeth Campisi conducted life history interviews with twelve of the rafters, chronicling their departures from Cuba, their rafting trips, life on the base, and their initial experiences in Cuban Miami. Through these remarkable narratives, the book details the ways in which the rafters used creative expression, such as performance and artwork, to cope with the traumas they experienced in the camp. Campisi explores these coping mechanisms, showing that, when people work through individually-traumatic experiences as a group, the new meanings they create during that process can come together to change existing cultures or create new ones. Vivid and engaging, Escape to Miami gives voice to the untold stories of Guant?namo. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in policy, Latin American history, and human rights.
Category: History

My Life S Journey

Author : Christine Bousigard-Seepersad
ISBN : 9780557426751
Genre :
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One woman's incredible journey in the face of adversity.
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Name Not One Man

Author : Carlos R. Savournin
ISBN : 9781483410159
Genre :
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Seasoned detectives Todd Grazer and Hector Corona, with the Miami Dade Police Department, are known for being the best at what they do; they always get their guy. Suddenly, however, they are stumped. Two murders occur, at the same time, across town from each other-and evidence suggests that the same perpetrator committed both crimes. Soon, more victims appear. They share one similarity: each body is numbered in backwards English, written in the victim's blood. The MO is the same, but how can one man commit so many murders in so little time-and be in two places at once? Their search takes them down mysterious paths with only one solution: something supernatural is at work in Miami. Past cases come back to haunt them as they continue their hunt for the relentless killer. The bodies pile up, and they're no closer to their perp. Have Grazer and Corona become personally invested in this case? It would appear so, as the mysterious killer now sets his sights on them.
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Main Justice

Author : Jim McGee
ISBN : 9780684832715
Genre : Law
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Presents a behind-the-scenes look at the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice
Category: Law

Miami

Author : Joan Didion
ISBN : 9781504045681
Genre : History
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An astonishing account of Cuban exiles, CIA informants, and cocaine traffickers in Florida by the New York Times–bestselling author of South and West. In Miami, the National Book Award–winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking looks beyond postcard images of fluorescent waters, backlit islands, and pastel architecture to explore the murkier waters of a city on the edge. From Fidel Castro and the Bay of Pigs invasion to Lee Harvey Oswald and the Kennedy assassination to Oliver North and the Iran–Contra affair, Joan Didion uncovers political intrigues and shadowy underworld connections, and documents the US government’s “seduction and betrayal” of the Cuban exile community in Dade County. She writes of hotels that offer “guerrilla discounts,” gun shops that advertise Father’s Day deals, and a real-estate market where “Unusual Security and Ready Access to the Ocean” are perks for wealthy homeowners looking to make a quick escape. With a booming drug trade, staggering racial and class inequities, and skyrocketing murder rates, Miami in the 1980s felt more like a Third World capital than a modern American city. Didion describes the violence, passion, and paranoia of these troubled times in arresting detail and “beautifully evocative prose” (The New York Times Book Review). A vital report on an immigrant community traumatized by broken dreams and the cynicism of US foreign policy, Miami is a masterwork of literary journalism whose insights are timelier and more important than ever.
Category: History

Mommy Was Grandpa A Nazi

Author : Elisabeth Falcone
ISBN : 9781496929709
Genre : Cooking
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Time seems to stand still when we share a meal with family and friends or with strangers. The concept that food releases a chemical reaction enhancing our capacity for tolerance and understanding is a common thread in the stories of this book. They take us from WWII Germany to present-day Europe and America . When the author’s daughter, Angie, comes home from school and asks, “Mommy, was grandpa a Nazi?”, the author wants to find who wants to know and meets with Angie’s teacher, Ruth Singer, who is teaching about the Holocaust. They have much in common, and their love of cooking leads to a lifelong friendship. “Gita’s Diary” is about a Polish refugee whose culinary skills help the author’s grandmother and her children to survive while the grandfather is in a Nazi labor camp. In “Gentiles Only”, Ruth Singer discovers that in the 1950’s Jews are not welcome in some Miami Beach hotels. “Forbidden Love” is about Silke, a Norwegian immigrant, who falls in love with Julian, a Black man. She learns that in the 1970’s racially mixed couples are taboo in America . They separate, but a cousin’s magic cooking reunites them. Paul, an American art student in “Aix Marks the Spot”, abandons his prejudice against the Irish when a young Irish pastry chef serves him a delicious dessert. Soon after the 9/11 attack, Claudia, a Catholic Latina, meets Azir, a Muslim, on a cruise ship. In “Plain Couscous” they set aside their religious differences to enjoy each other and Claudia’s picnic. “Mutti’s Story” and “Vati’s Story” helped Angie to understand her grandparents’ experiences during WWII. The stories’ recipes are listed at the end of the chapter. Complete recipes are in the Appendix.
Category: Cooking

Lonely Planet Miami The Keys

Author : Lonely Planet
ISBN : 9781743602485
Genre : Travel
File Size : 83.94 MB
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Miami & the Keys is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the art-deco streets of South Beach, spot alligators amongst the Everglades' mangroves, or party all night in Key West; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Miami & the Keys and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Miami & the Keys Travel Guide: Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, multicultural Miami, cuisine, drink, art-deco architecture, environment Free, convenient pull-out Miami map (included in print version), plus over 15 color maps Covers South Beach, Downtown Miami, Wynwood, Design District, Little Haiti, Northern Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Little Havana, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Everglades, Florida Keys, Key West and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Miami & the Keys, our most comprehensive guide to Miami & the Keys, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Florida guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer, or Discover Florida guide, a photo-rich guide focused on the state's most popular sights. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Adam Karlin. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
Category: Travel

On Becoming Cuban

Author : Louis A. Pérez Jr.
ISBN : 9781469601410
Genre : History
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With this masterful work, Louis A. Perez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from the early 1850s until the revolution of 1959. Using an enormous range of Cuban and U.S. sources--from archival records and oral interviews to popular magazines, novels, and motion pictures--Perez reveals a powerful web of everyday, bilateral connections between the United States and Cuba and shows how U.S. cultural forms had a critical influence on the development of Cubans' sense of themselves as a people and as a nation. He also articulates the cultural context for the revolution that erupted in Cuba in 1959. In the middle of the twentieth century, Perez argues, when economic hard times and political crises combined to make Cubans painfully aware that their American-influenced expectations of prosperity and modernity would not be realized, the stage was set for revolution.
Category: History

Way Of Escape

Author : Ann Fillmore
ISBN : 9780917990410
Genre : FICTION
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A clandestine organization dedicated to the rescue of women threatened with abuse, imprisonment, or death in their home countries, finds its operations thwarted by assassination plots, financial intrigues and a fatwa of death against its prime benefactor. A tale of international suspense on the theme of the plight of women in repressive societies.
Category: FICTION