Escape to Miami

Escape to Miami
Author: Elizabeth Campisi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0199946876
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escape to Miami Book Excerpt:

The Naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba has been in the news constantly since the U.S. began using it as a prison camp after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. With all the controversy surrounding the torture of suspects at the prison, its precedent-setting prior use as an immigrant detention center for Haitian and Cuban boat people has been largely overlooked.Escape to Miami is an oral history of the rafter crisis and the camps written by an anthropologist who worked in the camps. More than a straight oral history, the book is a study of group-level trauma and coping. Using a trauma studies perspective along with discourse-oriented models from anthropology, the book discusses examples of the extensive camp artwork as well as the oral history narratives as part of a meaning-making process that necessarily occurs as people recover from trauma. Campisi worked in the Cuban camps for a year as a temporary employee of the Justice Department's mediation service, and then returned to analyze the camps from an anthropological point of view. She conducted life history interviews of twelve of the rafters, which included the process of disenchantment with the Revolution, leaving Cuba, the rafting trip, life on the base, and their initial experiences in Cuban Miami, focusing on life on the base. Their stories are gripping. Some people provided disturbing accounts of military abuses, which is an ancillary reason thatEscape to Miami is important right now: human rights violations that occurred at the prison for terror suspects also occurred in the Cuban and Haitian camps, but few people know about them. All such violations should be taken into account in current debates about the use of the base. While it is important as an oral history, the book's examination of the camp culture also makes it a new contribution to the field of anthropology. Campisi argues that because trauma has cognitive and emotional impacts that require an individual to create new meanings, when people work through individually-traumatic experiences as a group, the new meanings they generate together create new cultural forms. Hence, social trauma can be culturally generative. In these times, that is an important conclusion.

Escape from Cuba

Escape from Cuba
Author: Eloy L. Nuñez,Ernest G. Vendrell
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2019-12-30
ISBN: 1476676046
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escape from Cuba Book Excerpt:

 In 1959, Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba after overthrowing the government of Fulgencio Batista. In response, thousands of Cubans fled the island, mostly to the United States. This book tells the stories of these Cubans in exile, all of whom overcame great obstacles to escape the brutal Castro regime. Neither a history of Cuba nor of Castro, this book illuminates the underrepresented legacy of the Cuban Exile Community and celebrates their continued thriving in a new country.

Getting Started with Triathlon

Getting Started with Triathlon
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Getting Started - Triathlon
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Where the New World Is

Where the New World Is
Author: Martyn Bone
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2018-01-15
ISBN: 0820351857
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the New World Is Book Excerpt:

Where the New World Is assesses how fiction published since 1980 has resituated the U.S. South globally and how earlier twentieth-century writing already had done so in ways traditional southern literary studies tended to ignore. Martyn Bone argues that this body of fiction has, over the course of some eighty years, challenged received readings and understandings of the U.S. South as a fixed place largely untouched by immigration (or even internal migration) and economic globalization. The writers discussed by Bone emphasize how migration and labor have reconfigured the region’s relation to the nation and a range of transnational scales: hemispheric (Jamaica, the Bahamas, Haiti), transatlantic/Black Atlantic (Denmark, England, Mauritania), and transpacific/global southern (Australia, China, Vietnam). Writers under consideration include Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, John Oliver Killens, Russell Banks, Erna Brodber, Cynthia Shearer, Ha Jin, Monique Truong, Lan Cao, Toni Morrison, Peter Matthiessen, Dave Eggers, and Laila Lalami. The book also seeks to resituate southern studies by drawing on theories of “scale” that originated in human geography. In this way, Bone also offers a new paradigm in which the U.S. South is thoroughly engaged with a range of other scales from the local to the global, making both literature about the region and southern studies itself truly transnational in scope.

Behind the Headlines

Behind the Headlines
Author: Karyn Turk
Publsiher: Post Hill Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN: 1637580096
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behind the Headlines Book Excerpt:

In the days of clickbait news, it’s hard to see the truth behind today’s biggest stories. Karyn Turk, Mrs. Florida 2016, was no stranger to headlines. She worked behind the scenes as an executive for CBS, then won the 2016 Mrs. Florida Pageant just as Donald J. Trump was running for president. She supported his campaign, all while wearing a sash and crown. She became a well-recognized crisis media manager for high-profile political cases that made headlines, and had no fear of controversy. Karyn’s desire to stand up for those she felt were being mistreated was no secret. She was an outspoken, loud, and proud conservative with a social media following and a big mouth. She was reaching a high point in her career. Then cancel culture came for her. The deep-state Florida swamp rose up, and the connected legal gators began to circle her. The headlines were as salacious as they could be: “Mrs. Florida stole pennies off her Mother’s eyes before she died,” “Fresh off a fundraiser for Roger Stone, Mrs. Florida pleads guilty to social security fraud.” The true story was of a daughter who tried to stand up against corruption and abuse—but it was a story that none of the newspapers or media outlets reported. Instead, a misdemeanor for a seventeen-thousand-dollar misappropriation of her mother’s social security pension was the charge, and a month-long jail sentence in a maximum-security prison the resulting consequence—a bizarre result for someone with no criminal record at all. Behind the Headlines reveals how Karyn’s career, family life, and credibility was called into question because of the impact cancel culture has on society.

American Foreign Policy Current Documents

American Foreign Policy Current Documents
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Assassination of a Saint

Assassination of a Saint
Author: Matt Eisenbrandt
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-01-24
ISBN: 0520286804
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assassination of a Saint Book Excerpt:

"Informational goulash" : prior investigations of the Romero assassination -- "In violation of the law of nations" : the Romero assassination comes to the United States -- "The enemy comes from our people" : coffee, anti-communism, and the death squads -- "The door of history" : Archbishop Romero and the Catholic Church in El Salvador -- "A bed to drop dead in" : the search for Álvaro Saravia and the death squad financiers -- "Arena's Achilles' heel" : our first trip to El Salvador -- "Baby robbers, mad bombers, and other assorted criminals" : Saravia's escape to Miami brings U.S. foreign policy full circle -- "You're making a lot of noise" : looking for evidence on the death squad financiers -- "You know better than to ask that" : the search for the getaway driver -- "A rabid anti-communist" : meeting witnesses from the Arena party -- "We don't have a clue what the hell is going on" : the continuing hunt for Saravia and insider witnesses -- "God forgive me for what I'm going to do" : an insider goes on the record -- "There must have been a thousand Romeros" : final interviews and trial preparation -- "Of a magnitude that is hardly describable" : the Romero assassination case goes to trial -- "The fleas always stick to the skinniest dog" : the verdict's impact on Saravia

The Miami Police Worksheet

The Miami Police Worksheet
Author: Phil Doherty
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2012-10-09
ISBN: 1479722790
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Miami Police Worksheet Book Excerpt:

The MIAMI POLICE WORKSHEET introduces readers to the proud yet sometimes lurid past of the Miami Police Department. Take an 09, check into service, and enjoy some real police stories from the offi cers that lived them.

On Becoming Cuban

On Becoming Cuban
Author: Louis A. Pérez Jr.
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN: 1469601419
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Becoming Cuban Book Excerpt:

With this masterful work, Louis A. Perez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from the early 1850s until the revolution of 1959. Using an enormous range of Cuban and U.S. sources--from archival records and oral interviews to popular magazines, novels, and motion pictures--Perez reveals a powerful web of everyday, bilateral connections between the United States and Cuba and shows how U.S. cultural forms had a critical influence on the development of Cubans' sense of themselves as a people and as a nation. He also articulates the cultural context for the revolution that erupted in Cuba in 1959. In the middle of the twentieth century, Perez argues, when economic hard times and political crises combined to make Cubans painfully aware that their American-influenced expectations of prosperity and modernity would not be realized, the stage was set for revolution.

Saga of an Angry Young Black Man

Saga of an Angry Young Black Man
Author: Harvey Williams Jr.
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2017-04-05
ISBN: 152468676X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saga of an Angry Young Black Man Book Excerpt:

Saga of an Angry Young Black Man is the true-life story of the authors transition from an attention-seeking but otherwise mild-mannered high school graduate to an angry young man. For him, the school of life came too soon. Realizing he was not prepared physically, mentally, or emotionally to support himself doing strenuous manual labor, the only jobs available to an uneducated black man, he joined the US Army. Six weeks later, he joined the Job Corps but left after only eight months without learning a trade. Once back home, he risked his freedom and life by trespassing and stealing before enticing a minor to join him in South Florida. Once there, getting high became a way of life that led to a life of crime as he released his anger upon all who opposed him. This is his story.

The Lost Trail

The Lost Trail
Author: Edward Sylvester Ellis
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2019-11-25
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Trail Book Excerpt:

"The Lost Trail" by Edward Sylvester Ellis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Focus on Cuba

Focus on Cuba
Author: Aron T. Urlich
Publsiher: Nova Publishers
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781604564655
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus on Cuba Book Excerpt:

The Republic of Cuba consists of the island of Cuba (the largest and second-most populous island of the Greater Antilles), Isla de la Juventud and several adjacent small islands. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean at the confluence of the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Cuba is south of the eastern United States and The Bahamas, west of the Turks and Caicos Islands and Haiti and east of Mexico. The Cayman Islands and Jamaica are to the south. The national flower is Hedychium Coronarium Koenig, most known as "mariposa" (butterfly) and the national bird is "Tocororo" or "Cuban Trogon" from the family of Trogonidae. Cuba is the most populous nation in the Caribbean. Its people, culture and customs draw from several sources including the aboriginal Taíno and Ciboney peoples, the period of Spanish colonialism, the introduction of African slaves, and its proximity to the United States. Cuba's once-ambitious foreign policy has been scaled back and redirected as a result of economic hardship and the end of the Cold War. Cuba aims to find new sources of trade, aid, and foreign investment and to promote opposition to U.S. policy, especially the trade embargo and the 1996 Libertad Act. Cuba has relations with over 160 countries and has civilian assistance workers -- principally physicians and nurses -- in over 20 nations. Since the end of Soviet backing, Cuba appears to have largely abandoned monetary support for guerrilla movements that typified its involvement in regional politics in Latin America and Africa, though it maintains relations with several guerrilla and terrorist groups and provides refuge for some of their members in Cuba. Cuba's support for Latin guerrilla movements, its Marxist-Leninist government, and its alignment with the USSR led to its isolation in the hemisphere. Cuba is a member of the Organisation of American States (OAS), although its present government has been excluded from participation since 1962 for incompatibility with the principles of the inter-American system. Cuba hosted the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in September 2006 and will hold the NAM presidency until 2009. In the context of the NAM and its ordinary diplomacy, Cuba has developed friendly relations with Iran, North Korea and other rogue states.

Lonely Planet USA

Lonely Planet USA
Author: Lonely Planet,Benedict Walker,Kate Armstrong,Brett Atkinson,Carolyn Bain,Amy C Balfour,Ray Bartlett,Greg Benchwick,Andrew Bender,Sara Benson,Alison Bing,Catherine Bodry,Cristian Bonetto,Celeste Brash,Nate Cavalieri,Gregor Clark,Michael Grosberg,Adam Karlin,Brian Kluepfel,Carolyn McCarthy,Craig McLachlan,Loren Bell,Ashley Harrell,Jade Bremner,Stephen Lioy,Mark Johanson,Robert Balkovich
Publsiher: Lonely Planet
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-04-01
ISBN: 1787019519
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lonely Planet USA Book Excerpt:

Lonely Planet USA is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze into the mile-deep chasm of the Grand Canyon, hang 10 on an iconic Hawaiian wave, or let sultry southern music and food stir your soul; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the USA and begin your journey now!

Lonely Planet Eastern USA

Lonely Planet Eastern USA
Author: Lonely Planet,Benedict Walker,Kate Armstrong,Carolyn Bain,Amy C Balfour,Ray Bartlett,Gregor Clark,Michael Grosberg,Adam Karlin,Brian Kluepfel,Kevin Raub,Simon Richmond,Regis St Louis,Mara Vorhees,Karla Zimmerman,Ashley Harrell,Robert Balkovich
Publsiher: Lonely Planet
Total Pages: 1286
Release: 2018-04-01
ISBN: 1787019586
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lonely Planet Eastern USA Book Excerpt:

Lonely Planet Eastern USA is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get active underwater in Florida Keys, hit the streets of New York City, or watch leaves change color in New England; all with your trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now!

Shifting Shores

Shifting Shores
Author: Jeff Hecht
Publsiher: Jeff Hecht
Total Pages: 151
Release: 1990
ISBN: 0684190877
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shifting Shores Book Excerpt:

The Guide to Naples Florida Big Cypress and the Everglades the Hotel the Massage and the Drive from Pearl Escapes 2013

The Guide to Naples  Florida  Big Cypress and the Everglades  the Hotel  the Massage and the Drive  from Pearl Escapes 2013
Author: Pearl Howie
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-08-11
ISBN: 1326761315
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guide to Naples Florida Big Cypress and the Everglades the Hotel the Massage and the Drive from Pearl Escapes 2013 Book Excerpt:

Although Naples isn't my favourite town in Florida, it is a great base to visit Big Cypress and the Everglades, and it has the added advantage of being the kind of place you can get a first rate masseuse after hours when you can barely move from driving all day. I used to get extremely burned out in my old job and couldn't even handle finding and booking a hotel and flight or finding what to do when I did take time off. So, I thought "wouldn't it be awesome if someone would write a guide that just gave you one perfect escape; the perfect hotel, spa, flight and restaurant." So that's what I did.

The Guide to Clearwater Beach Florida the Hotel the Dolphin Boat Trip the Desert Island the Dolphin Rescue Centre and the Travel from Pearl Escapes 2013 2014 and 2015

The Guide to Clearwater Beach  Florida  the Hotel  the Dolphin Boat Trip  the Desert Island  the Dolphin Rescue Centre and the Travel  from Pearl Escapes 2013  2014 and 2015
Author: Pearl Howie
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-08-18
ISBN: 1326766902
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guide to Clearwater Beach Florida the Hotel the Dolphin Boat Trip the Desert Island the Dolphin Rescue Centre and the Travel from Pearl Escapes 2013 2014 and 2015 Book Excerpt:

Hi there, I'm Pearl Howie (aka Pearl Escapes) and this is my guide to Clearwater in Florida. It's a wonderful place, with dolphins galore and also my base for my first time seeing a manatee (for a bigger guide that also includes the Safety Harbor and Crystal River escapes, check out my guide to swimming with wild manatees). I used to get extremely burned out in my old job and couldn't even handle finding and booking a hotel and flight or finding what to do when I did take time off. So, I thought "wouldn't it be awesome if someone would write a guide that just gave you one perfect escape; the perfect hotel, spa, flight and restaurant." So that's what I did.

Courage and Dignity

Courage and Dignity
Author: Claude Pierre-Jerome
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 1524547840
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Courage and Dignity Book Excerpt:

"COURAGE and DIGNITY" is a passionate story of human migration engendered by political instability, authocracy and intolerance. In this novel, the author presents a marvelous mixture of fiction and reality where the readers can navigate through the facts and factoids of Life, Love and Liberty.

American Indians of the Ohio Country in the 18th Century

American Indians of the Ohio Country in the 18th Century
Author: Paul R. Misencik,Sally E. Misencik
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2020-01-17
ISBN: 1476638500
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Indians of the Ohio Country in the 18th Century Book Excerpt:

In the mid-17th century, the Iroquois Confederacy launched a war for control of the burgeoning fur trade industry. These conflicts, known as the Beaver Wars, were among the bloodiest in North American history, and the resulting defeat of the Erie nation led to present-day Ohio's becoming devoid of significant, permanent Indian inhabitants. Only in the first quarter of the 18th century did tribes begin to tentatively resettle the area. This book details the story of the Beaver Wars, the subsequent Indian migrations into present Ohio, the locations and descriptions of documented Indian trails and settlements, the Moravian Indian mission communities in Ohio, and the Indians' forlorn struggles to preserve an Ohio homeland, culminating in their expulsion by Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act in 1830.

Merchant Vessels of the United States

Merchant Vessels of the United States
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ship registers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merchant Vessels of the United States Book Excerpt: