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Pleasure Island: Tourism and Temptation in Cuba

Pleasure Island: Tourism and Temptation in Cuba

by Rosalie SchwartzRosalie Schwartz


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"In her scholarly but often fascinating study, Schwartz examines the changing ideas of leisure and recreation in Havana, the 'Paris of the Antilles' to which U.S. tourists thronged for its forbidden enticements and never-ending cabaret. Schwartz's report is heavily tinged with politics, of course, but high spirits and nostalgia also seep from its pages."-Miami Herald.

"A well-researched description of tourism in Cuba, mainly from the Twenties to the Sixties. The emphasis is on American tourists, the most numerous until Castro, and the history is chronological, showing how World Wars I and II affected Cuban industry. Schwartz describes the Mafia influence and the state of tourism since Castro, and she also considers how tourism affects a country, any country, which makes interesting reading. An excellent history that should have broad appeal."-Library Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803292659
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date: 03/01/1999
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 247
Product dimensions: 0.61(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Rosalie Schwartz taught history at San Diego State University and is the author of Lawless Liberators: Political Banditry and Cuban Independence, winner of the 1990 Hubert Herring Book Prize.

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