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Rostoy: Remembering a Cuban Playboy Antonio Armenteros

Rostoy: Remembering a Cuban Playboy

Antonio Armenteros

Published April 18th 2005
ISBN : 9781413762556
Paperback
122 pages
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 About the Book 

An old man staring out to sea is thrown into his memories... Thus begins a story of love, revenge, retribution and redemption. Its the Roaring 20s, Americas Golden Age, a time when excess was the order of the day. Elegant men and beautiful womenMoreAn old man staring out to sea is thrown into his memories... Thus begins a story of love, revenge, retribution and redemption. Its the Roaring 20s, Americas Golden Age, a time when excess was the order of the day. Elegant men and beautiful women lived in a young and growing world. The music, the fashion, the foods, the dreams and ambitions...every major city felt the newfound freedoms of vice. The Volstead Act had passed, prohibition was in action, and cities the world over were thirsting for contraband liquor and excitement. Al Capone was in power and held Chicago in a terrible grip of fear. Rival gang members Hymie Weiss and George Bugs Moran vowed revenge for the death of their friend Dion OBannion. And in the middle of it all is a mysterious man... Manuel Rostoy was a Cuban racketeer and tycoon who negotiated cheaper smuggling routes with his Southern associates. His world was soon to be tossed into disarray. Almost assassinated, he escaped, only to be drawn into a silent war when what he wanted most was peace. Crooked politicians, sleazy smugglers and bold gangsters tell the story of the murderous ambitions of a growing country. The story takes us from the cold, gray landscapes of Russia to the intoxicating shores of France, from the heady tropical Caribbean paradise of pre-revolution Cuba to the hard streets of Chicago. Rostoy soon faced the greatest challenge of his life...the struggle to leave a life of crime, all for love... This is a story that will excite the senses and the heart. It will show the human soul caught in the grasp of something far more tragic than crime... love.