'We invented Havana, and we can goddamn well move it someplace else if Batista can't control it.' - Meyer Lansky in Sydney Pollack's film 'Havana'
A colourful if shocking portrait of the Mafia's Caribbean empire before Fidel Castro appeared on the scene.
Here is a vibrant picture of the Mafia's Caribbean empire when Havana was the playground of the rich and infamous. With a novelistic eye for detail and drama, prize-winning author Enrique Cirules presents a shockingly glamorous and fantastically seedy picture of the world of Sinatra and the showgirls, mambo and marijuana, corrupt cops and politicians, run by shady characters, well known gangsters, such as 'Lucky' Luciano and Meyer Lansky.
In this extensive investigation into the Cuban underworld, the author exposes the close ties between the Mafia, US business interests and intelligence agencies, and their often brutally enforced reign over pre-revolutionary Cuba.
Enrique Cirules was born in Camaguey, Cuba, in 1938. He is a great storyteller and the author of several novels and short stories, including 'Conversation with the Last American.'
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The Mafia in Havana - Enrique Cirules
- Author: Enrique Cirules
- Product Code: 9780980429237
- Availability: In Stock