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The Resource Our man down in Havana : : the story behind Graham Greene's Cold War spy novel, Christopher Hull, (electronic resource eBook)

Our man down in Havana : : the story behind Graham Greene's Cold War spy novel, Christopher Hull, (electronic resource eBook)

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Our man down in Havana : : the story behind Graham Greene's Cold War spy novel
Title
Our man down in Havana
Title remainder
: the story behind Graham Greene's Cold War spy novel
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hull
Title variation
Our man down in Havana
Title variation remainder
the story behind Graham Greenes cold war spy novel
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
When U.S. immigration authorities deported Graham Greene from Puerto Rico in 1954, the British author made an unplanned visit to Havana and discovered that every vice was permissible and every trade possible in a Caribbean fleshpot of mafia-run casinos and nude revues. The former MI6 officer had stumbled upon the ideal setting for a comic espionage story. Three years later, he returned in the midst of Fidel Castro’s guerrilla insurgency against a U.S.-backed dictator to begin writing his iconic novel Our Man in Havana. Twelve weeks after its publication, the Cuban Revolution triumphed in January 1959, soon transforming a capitalist playground into a communist stronghold. Combining biography, history, and politics, Our Man Down in Havana investigates the real story behind Greene’s fictional one. This includes his many visits to a pleasure island that became a revolutionary island, turning his chance involvement into a political commitment. His Cuban novel describes an amateur agent who dupes his intelligence chiefs with invented reports about concrete platforms and unidentifiable pieces of giant machinery. With eerie prescience, Greene’s satirical tale had foretold the Cold War’s most perilous episode, the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Exploiting a wealth of archival material and interviews with key protagonists, Our Man Down in Havana delves into the story behind and beyond the author’s prophetic Cuban tale, focusing on one slice of Greene’s manic life: a single novel and its complex history
Summary
Combining biography, history and politics, an investigation into the real story behind Graham Green’s beloved satirical spy novel, which foretold the Cold War’s most perilous episode, the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, exploits a wealth of archival material and interviews with key protagonists
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10762911
Cataloging source
BT
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1965-
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Hull, Christopher
Dewey number
809
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.8.C9
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Greene, Graham
  • Greene, Graham
  • Espionage
  • Cold War
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
Target audience
adult
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the story behind Graham Greene's cold war spy novel
Label
Our man down in Havana : : the story behind Graham Greene's Cold War spy novel, Christopher Hull, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=4257931
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-328) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A writing life -- Part 1. Before the Cuban Revolution. Brother, sister, brother, spy -- Cold War settings -- Havana Vice -- Down in Havana -- Our arms in Havana -- Part 2. After the Cuban Revolution. Shooting "Our man in Havana" -- Reality imitates fiction -- "Return to Cuba" -- "Shadow and sunlight in Cuba": finally meeting Fidel -- From Havana with love -- Conclusion
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781643131016
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
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3f84fde0-d5a4-489d-be55-0ee2814f6206
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Our man down in Havana : : the story behind Graham Greene's Cold War spy novel, Christopher Hull, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=4257931
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-328) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A writing life -- Part 1. Before the Cuban Revolution. Brother, sister, brother, spy -- Cold War settings -- Havana Vice -- Down in Havana -- Our arms in Havana -- Part 2. After the Cuban Revolution. Shooting "Our man in Havana" -- Reality imitates fiction -- "Return to Cuba" -- "Shadow and sunlight in Cuba": finally meeting Fidel -- From Havana with love -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781643131016
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3f84fde0-d5a4-489d-be55-0ee2814f6206
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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