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Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobile: On the Road in Cuba

Richard Schweid


Vintage U.S.-made cars on the streets of Havana provide a common representation of Cuba. The author of this book, a journalist who traveled throughout the island to research the story of motor vehicles in Cuba today and yesterday, gets behind the stereotype in this chronicle of cars, buses, and trucks. He blends previously untapped historical sources with his personal experiences, spinning a car-centered history of life on the island over the past century. Packard, Studebaker, Edsel, De Soto: cars long extinct in the United States can be seen at work every day on Cuba's streets. Havana and San ... More

Keywords: Havana, Cuba, Cuban Revolution, car mechanics, Adalberto Roque, cars, buses, trucks, Packard, Studebaker

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780807828922
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807888629_schweid


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Schweid, author