Nice historical review of an interesting period. Good mafia stories and interesting to hear about Cuba's history.
Story that sounds like a perfect screenplay, but was all true. Pre-communist Cuba had something for everyone: gambling entertainment,and live sex shows. Made Las Vegas look like a church potluck.
Whenever I read a 'history' that has pages and pages of 'a popular legend has it that' or some variation on simply repeating stories that have no more validity than horoscopes, well, I wonder what I was thinking when I decided to make the purchase. In this case, I was interested in Cuba and how certain members of the mob became part of its pre-Castro government.
This book is about that - but is rife with lurid stories about prostitutes and murders. For example, this guy wants you to believe that Frank Sinatra had to go all the way to Cuba to find a woman to go to bed with him - really?
I gave it a two because I did get through 80% of it - so it must have been a half decent listen
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I really enjoyed the story of the mob and Castro. I was born and raised in Miami and remember my parents visiting Havana in the mid to late 50s. It was quite the place at one time and maybe one day will be a great vacation spot in the future for Americans again. A good alternative to Las Vegas maybe.