After Fidel Castro and the Communist Party take over the Cuban government in 1959, young Dino and his family flee to New York City. There, the lonely boy pours his heart into making a model of Havana´s archways and balconies to ease his homesickness. Illu
Berlin, 1934: Bernie Gunther, who has quit the police force because he refuses to join the Nazi Party, is soon swept into this world of double-dealing, corruption, and danger, caught between competing forces. Havana, 1954: Batista, aided by the Cia, has j
From the crumbling colonial architecture of Havana to the vibrant party town of Santiago de Cuba, idiosyncratic Cuba offers limitless opportunities for exploration, and The Rough Guide to Cuba will ensure you don´t miss a thing. Fully updated for this seventh edition, this travel guide covers all of the big-hitting attractions - from the mogotes of Viñales to tecnicoloured Trinidad via the top scuba diving sights on the south coast - and unearths lesser-known gems across the island. In full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Cuba is packed with stunning photography and detailed maps, plus essential practical information on the latest visa requirements and how to get around. With expert, opinionated reviews on the best hotels, casa particulares, bars, shops and cigar lounges - plus coverage of the country´s exciting new wave of restaurants - this in-depth guide will ensure you make the most of your time in Cuba.
In the years preceding the height of the European Holocaust’s worst atrocities, Adolf Hitler, the new Chancellor of Germany, confronted the world with a moral test. His early experiment of allowing Jews to seek homelands elsewhere came to define his future course of action toward the Jewish population of the continent. The acidic hatred he bore for the Jewish presence in European society was clear enough, but the leader of the Nazi Party could not precisely gauge the international community’s likely response to a campaign of extreme abuse directed against his own citizens. Thus, in the months that preceded the Nazi invasion of Western Europe, he tested global resolve by allowing a ship to depart from the port of Hamburg, bound for Havana Harbor in Cuba. The MS St. Louis carried 973 Jewish refugees from various locations within and outside of Germany, most holding landing permits and visas enabling them to live in the United States. Following their arrival in Havana, they would wait their turn on the immigration list for a final destination. In the case of the United States, that period averaged at least three years, sometimes more.Once the St. Louis was out of port, however, the propaganda arm of the Nazi government arranged for the Cuban president to invalidate landing passes and prohibit the passengers from disembarking. This was done by creating a toxic, xenophobic atmosphere in which Jews were perceived as job-stealing intruders. After the Cuban rejection, Hitler watched as a solitary band of seagoing refugees wandered the world in search of a haven. Based on the international community’s response, he would soon know if the Jews had a champion anywhere in the world’s sovereign states. He watched with considerable satisfaction as nation after nation crumbled in one of the ´´worst diplomatic fa 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101055de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wow, die neue Toggo Music CD ist da! Die beliebte Kinder und Pre-Teens Compilation präsentiert die erfolgreichsten Hits und die coolsten Superstars auf einer CD! Exklusiv auf Toggo Music 47 mit dabei und sozusagen der Party-Opener ist kein Geringerer als Justin Bieber. Doch auch einige seiner Friends und viele weitere Partygäste lassen es sich nicht nehmen, dieser Spitzenfete beizuwohnen. Ebenfalls zugesagt haben: P!nk, Imagine Dragons, J Balvin & Willy William, Sunrise Avenue, Maroon 5, Robin Schulz, Avicii und ZAYN inklusive Begleitung Sia. Die Liste der Partygäste ist lang! Auch die Chartstürmer Axwell Ingrosso, Calvin Harris, Lauv, Dua Lipa und Jonas Blue nehmen die Einladung dankend an und sorgen mit ihren Hits für mächtig gute Stimmung. Und was darf am Ende einer genialen Party natürlich nicht fehlen? Richtig! Eine Extraportion Glitzer! Keine weiß das besser als Lina, die für einen gelungenen Abschluss sorgt und die Party damit unvergessen macht! Obendrauf gibt es wieder ein paar tolle Bonus Tracks und im Booklet wartet ein ganz besonderes Gewinnspiel. Wincent weiß mehr... Trackliste 1 Friends (New Audio) 2 What About Us 3 Dusk Till Dawn 4 I Like Me Better 5 Thunder 6 I Help You Hate Me 7 Mi Gente 8 Havana 9 Feels 10 What Lovers Do 11 Mama 12 Stargazing 13 More Than You Know 14 OK 15 Without You (Clean Version) 16 All Stars 17 New Rules 18 Malibu 19 Kogong 20 Frische Luft (Single Version) 21 Yo Contigo, Tú Conmigo (The Gong Gong Song / El Tema De La Película ´´Gru 3 Mi Villano Favorito´´) 22 Du bist aber groß geworden 23 Glitzer
What Columbus started in 1492 was finished in 1898, when the red and gold flag was lowered at Havana to mark the end of four centuries of Spanish dominance in the Caribbean. For two and a half centuries after the Pope divided the world between Spain and Portugal, the navies of Britain, France, Spain, and occasionally the Netherlands fought in the Caribbean. Most of the islands changed hands at least once. Europe discovered the delights of coffee, tea and cocoa; sugar boomed; fortunes were made and lost; the slave trade flourished. But after the Napoleonic Wars prosperity receded, the conscience of the world awoke and slavery was abolished, ending the halcyon days of European colonialism in the Indies. A Family of Islands is full of fabulous people: Drake; Hawkins; Raleigh; Philip II of Spain; Elizabeth I; Henry Morgan, the pirate who was later knighted and made governor of Jamaica; Haiti´s tragic trio: Toussaint L´Ouverture, Dessalines, and Henri Christophe. It is full of stories about witch doctors and obeah spells and the unspeakable abominations of the slave trade. With a sure sense of the exciting, Alec Waugh has written a perceptive and entertaining account of the history and humanity of a vivid part of the world where life can be as tranquil as a sunbeam or as tumultuous as a hurricane. Alec Waugh (1898-1981) was a British novelist born in London and educated at Sherborne Public School, Dorset. Waugh’s first novel, The Loom of Youth (1917), is a semi-autobiographical account of public-school life that caused some controversy at the time and led to his expulsion. Waugh was the only boy ever to be expelled from The Old Shirburnian Society. Despite setting this record, Waugh went on to become the successful author of over 50 works, and lived in many exotic places throughout his life which later became the settings for some of his texts. He was also a noted wine connoisseur and campaigned to make the cocktail party a regu... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Hyde-White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009313de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.