She's the Cuban beauty who broke Nestor Castillo's heart, inspiring him to write the Mambo Kings' biggest hit, "Beautiful Maria of my soul." Now in her sixties and living in Miami with her daughter, Maria is still capable of turning heads. But she has never forgotten Nestor, and as she thinks back to her days in Havana, a new perspective on the Mambo Kings story unfolds.
Surrounded by sea, sun, and Capri's natural splendors, Neruda addressed these poems to his lover Matilde Urrutia. This complete collection has become a classic for love-struck readers around the world, passionately sensuous and exploding with all the erotic energy of a new love.
Anderson traces Che Guevara's life from his comfortable upbringing to the battlefields of the Cuban revolution, from the halls of power in Castro’s government to his campaign in the Congo and his assassination in Bolivia. With access to archives, government documents, and interviews, Anderson reveals details of Che’s life that have long been cloaked in secrecy.
When a former U.S. Senator and his son are found dead in Mexico, the Senator’s estranged daughter resolves to discover what happened. When it looks like the daughter may become the next victim, private investigator Cape Weathers takes up the case. He and his deadly companion, Sally stumble into a conspiracy that leads from San Francisco boardrooms to Mexican strongholds.
In 1877, Chief Standing Bear's Ponca Indian tribe was forcibly removed from their Nebraska homeland and marched to Oklahoma - known then as Indian Territory - in what became the tribe's own Trail of Tears. "I Am a Man" chronicles what happened when Standing Bear set off on a six-hundred-mile walk to return the body of his only son to their traditional burial grounds.
When the dead body of a Latino woman is found in a reservoir about fifty miles north of Manhattan, with a photo of a baby in her purse nearby, the police try to determine who the child is and if it is still alive.
Marlon Brando is fascinating, both for the power of the characters he portrayed and for his tumultuous personal life. Kanfer takes us from Brando’s troubled childhood to his arrival in New York and brings into focus his ambivalence toward his craft as well as the tragedies that shadowed his last years.
Written in a style that is both precise and sumptuous, weirdly archaic and powerfully novel, Zama takes place in the last decade of the eighteenth century and describes the solitary, suspended existence of Don Diego de Zama, a highly placed servant of the Spanish crown who has been posted to Asuncion, the capital of remote Paraguay. There, eaten up by pride, lust, petty grudges, and paranoid fantasies, he does as little as he possibly can while plotting his eventual transfer to Buenos Aires, where everything about his hopeless existence will, he is confident, be miraculously transformed and made good.