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The Resource The domino diaries : my decade boxing with Olympic champions and chasing Hemingway's ghost in the last days of Castro's Cuba, Brin-Jonathan Butler

The domino diaries : my decade boxing with Olympic champions and chasing Hemingway's ghost in the last days of Castro's Cuba, Brin-Jonathan Butler

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The domino diaries : my decade boxing with Olympic champions and chasing Hemingway's ghost in the last days of Castro's Cuba
Title
The domino diaries
Title remainder
my decade boxing with Olympic champions and chasing Hemingway's ghost in the last days of Castro's Cuba
Statement of responsibility
Brin-Jonathan Butler
Title variation
domino diaries
Title variation remainder
my decade boxing with Olympic champions and chasing Hemingways ghost in the last days of Castros Cuba
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"A powerful and lively work of immersive journalism, Brin-Jonathan Butler's story of his time chasing the American dream through Cuba. Whether he's hustling his way into Mike Tyson's mansion for an interview, betting his life savings on a boxing match, becoming romantically entangled with one of Fidel Castro's granddaughters, or simply manufacturing press credentials to go where he wants-Brin-Jonathan Butler has always been the "act first, ask permission later" kind of journalist. This book is the culmination of Butler's decade spent in the trenches of Havana, trying to understand a culture perplexing to Westerners: one whose elite athletes regularly forgo multimillion-dollar opportunities to stay in Cuba and box for their country, while living in penury. Butler's fascination with this distinctly Cuban idealism sets him off on a remarkable journey, training with, befriending, and interviewing the champion boxers that Cuba seems to produce more than any other country. In the process, though, Butler gets to know the landscape of the exhilaratingly warm Cuban culture-and starts to question where he feels most at home. In the tradition of Michael Lewis and John Jeremiah Sullivan, Butler is a keen and humane storyteller, and the perfect guide for this riotous tour through the streets of Havana"--
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contains biographical information
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10429069
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Butler, Brin-Jonathan
Dewey number
796.83097291
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1135
LC item number
.B88 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Boxing
  • Butler, Brin-Jonathan
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Boxing
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my decade boxing with Olympic champions and chasing Hemingway's ghost in the last days of Castro's Cuba
Label
The domino diaries : my decade boxing with Olympic champions and chasing Hemingway's ghost in the last days of Castro's Cuba, Brin-Jonathan Butler
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn886486080
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781250043702
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015012698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)886486080
Label
The domino diaries : my decade boxing with Olympic champions and chasing Hemingway's ghost in the last days of Castro's Cuba, Brin-Jonathan Butler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn886486080
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781250043702
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015012698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)886486080

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