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Sailing to Hemingway's Cuba - Dave Schaefer

Sailing to Hemingway's Cuba

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For Dave Schaefer on his 32-foot sloop Dream Weaver, the urge to see Cuba now and track down Ernest Hemingway's old haunts was too strong to resist. The voyage began on Lake Champlain near Burlington, Vermont. Travelling alone, with friends joining as crew when they could, Schafer sailed through the historic Champlain Canal to the Hudson river, along the East coast and the Intracoastal Waterway, finally arriving at the keys. Leaving Key west, Schaefer sailed 90 miles across the Gulf Stream to Marina Hemingway in Havana. For the entire century, Cuba had been the stage for the glamorous and powerful; Teddy Roosevelt's charge up San Juan Hill, the mob years under Meyer Lansky, Krushchev and Kennedy bringing the world to the brink of war over missile installations, the disaster at the Bay of Pigs, the charisma of che, and endless embargoes. The last year of the millennium marked the centennial of Hemingway's birth and the fortieth anniversary of Fidel's Revolution...

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...Schaefer discovered a people politically repressed but filled with a passion for life despite their lack of material possessions. Cruising World ...a thoroughly exciting and enjoyable read. Offshore Magazine ..for discovering the "real" Hemingway, for separating the "Papa" myth from reality makes his book a real treat. Sailing ..Schaefer shines in telling about chasing Hemingway and experiencing Havana. Sailing Schaefer writes in an entertaining, relaxed manner that makes the pages go by rapidly. Spinsheet Dave Schaefer proves himself "through meeting difficult challenges and crossing back over the boundary to return home, changed forever." The Ensign

Introduction: Searching for Pilarp. xi
Southbound to Margaritavillep. 1
The St. Tropez of the Poorp. 47
Key West to Havanap. 71
Marina Hemingwayp. 103
Tracking Papa in Old Havanap. 121
Cuba Librep. 151
Dictatars, and Mabstersp. 173
Hemingway at Homep. 201
Finding Pilarp. 221
Havana Nightsp. 231
Back into the Streamp. 249
Bibliography and Sourcesp. 267
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ISBN: 9781574091106
ISBN-10: 1574091107
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st October 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.84 x 15.39  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.46