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ISBN-10: 0679781803
ISBN-13: 9780679781806
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 09/29/1998
Dimensions: 8.16" L, 5.18" W, 0.68" H

Miami

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Overview

It is where Fidel Castro raised money to overthrow Batista and where two generations of Castro’s enemies have raised armies to overthrow him, so far without success. It is where the bitter opera of Cuban exile intersects with the cynicism of U.S. foreign policy. It is a city whose skyrocketing murder rate is fueled by the cocaine trade, racial discontent, and an undeclared war on the island 90 miles to the south.As Didion follows Miami’s drift into a Third World capital, she also locates its position in the secret history of the Cold War, from the Bay of Pigs to the Reagan doctrine and from the Kennedy assassination to the Watergate break-in. “Miami” is not just a portrait of a city, but a masterly study of immigration and exile, passion, hypocrisy, and political violence.

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Her prose is . . . finely tuned . . . . [Miami] turns much sunny light into a murky underwater darkness full of sharks and evil shadows. –The New York Times

Didion's Miami is a kaleidoscope of impressions, and a litany of violence, intrigue, vengeance, political manipulation, and broken dreams. –Boston Globe

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ISBN-10: 0679781803
ISBN-13: 9780679781806
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 09/29/1998
Dimensions: 8.16" L, 5.18" W, 0.68" H
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