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

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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
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'. 12 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, this book investigates the real story behind Greene's fictional one
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hull, Christopher
Dewey number
  • 823.9'12
  • 823.9'12
  • 823.9'12
  • 823.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greene, Graham
  • Greene, Graham
  • Espionage
  • Cold War
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Cuba
  • Literature
Target audience
specialized
Label
Our man down in Havana : the story behind Graham Greene's Cold War spy novel, Christopher Hull
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781643130187
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781643130187
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Our man down in Havana : the story behind Graham Greene's Cold War spy novel, Christopher Hull
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781643130187
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781643130187
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

Library Locations

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      Sutherland Avenue, London, W9 2QT, GB
      51.5243737 -0.1905401
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