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Mon Apr 8, 2019, 04:56 PM

44. If folks want to read an interesting book about Cuba, check out Havana Nocturne by TJ English

The full title is Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It.

It is the well documented story of how the US Mob (both the Jewish mob and the Italian mob) moved into Cuba in the late 40s, propped up Bautista and then had it all fall apart when the revolution came.

I particularly liked it because many of the books about Cuba come with a built in bias -- those written by ex-pats who left Cuba (or their descendants) when the revolution occurred tend to take to portray pre-revolution Cuba in more positive terms than the facts warrant while those written by Cubans who stayed there often portray post-revolution life more positively than is deserved.

This one is most straight facts, in my opinion. And if you read it, you'll understand why many Cubans want international hotels to come back but don't want the casinos to return.

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