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

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FIrst Pegasus Books hardcover edition.

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.

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Lima Public Library 823.91 HUL (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
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