Miami

September 29, 1998|
Miami by Joan Didion
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Miami is not just a portrait of a city, but a masterly study of immigration and exile, passion, hypocrisy, and political violence.

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 ninety 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. 


Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction.
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Title:Miami
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 7.99 X 5.16 X 0.59 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 7.99 X 5.16 X 0.59 in
Published:September 29, 1998
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780679781806

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