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Havana nocturne : how the mob owned Cuba-- and then lost it to the revolution

Author: T J English
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2008.
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An award-winning journalist and historian offers the complete story of how the Mob infiltrated Havana in the 1950s, made a fortune--and lost it all to Fidel Castro.
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Named Person: Meyer Lansky; Lucky Luciano; Meyer Lansky; Lucky Luciano
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T J English
ISBN: 9780061712746 0061712744
OCLC Number: 262884811
Notes: "This book was originally published as The Havana mob in the United Kingdom in 2007 by Mainstream Publishing"--T.p. verso.
Description: xvi, 396 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Mobster mambo. --
Feeling lucky --
The mob's playground --
El Judio Maravilloso (The Marvelous Jew) --
Well-charactered people --
Razzle-dazzle --
The ghost of José Martí --
Gambler's paradise --
pt. 2. La engañadora (The deceiver). --
Arrivederci, Roma --
A bullet for El Presidente --
Carnival of flesh --
Tropical vengeance --
A handmade woman --
The sun almost rises --
"Get the money".
Other Titles: Havana mob
Responsibility: T.J. English.

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An award-winning journalist and historian offers the complete story of how the Mob infiltrated Havana in the 1950s, made a fortune--and lost it all to Fidel Castro.

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