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The Resource Slow train to Guantanamo : a rail odyssey through Cuba in the last days of the Castros, Peter Millar

Slow train to Guantanamo : a rail odyssey through Cuba in the last days of the Castros, Peter Millar

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Slow train to Guantanamo : a rail odyssey through Cuba in the last days of the Castros
Title
Slow train to Guantanamo
Title remainder
a rail odyssey through Cuba in the last days of the Castros
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Peter Millar
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This witty and engaging travelogue of a country so near to USA and yet almost completely unknown to an average American concentrates on everyday realities of life in Cuba as observed by the author as he made his way around the country by rail and largely eschews political clich?s. His journey takes him on the train from Havana to Guantanamo, introducing him to one of the most extensive railway systems in the world, and an early adopter of nationalized rail. It is a slow journey, and a revelatory one. The book combines aspects of a guidebook, an anthropological study, some political discussion and bits and pieces of train lore--all filtered through the anarchic mind of the author (who has previously spent time, and wrote about, East Germany, the USSR, Poland, and the US rail system). But ultimately, it is about the people the author encounters on his way--museum attendants, railway workers, bartenders, and regular travelers sharing their life stories, anecdotes, and thoughts with the author as he makes his way across this fascinating country. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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10232447
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Millar, Peter
Dewey number
917.29104/64
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1765.3
LC item number
.M54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cuba
  • Railroad travel
  • Cuba
Target audience
adult
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a rail odyssey through Cuba in the last days of the Castros
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Slow train to Guantanamo : a rail odyssey through Cuba in the last days of the Castros, Peter Millar
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2013443046
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 262 p.
Isbn
9781908129505
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013443046
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map
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(OCoLC)ocn794817341
Label
Slow train to Guantanamo : a rail odyssey through Cuba in the last days of the Castros, Peter Millar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2013443046
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 262 p.
Isbn
9781908129505
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013443046
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn794817341

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