Brandy, Our Man in Acapulco
Author: Rodney P. Carlisle, Dominic J. Monetta
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Hotelier, corporate executive, and U.S. Army intelligence officer, Frank M. Brandstetter came to the U.S. at the age of sixteen and worked at immigrant factory jobs until he stumbled into the restaurant and hotel business. Throughout the Depression years, he slowly worked his way up through the ranks until his enlistment in the army in 1940. Whether foiling a mass breakout plot by German POWs in England during the Second World War, leading a small party on a dangerous mission behind German lines to deliver a surrender demand from General Matthew Ridgway to Field Marshall Walther Model, parachuting into battle on D-Day, or confronting an angry Cuban mob intent on destroying the Havana Hilton, Brandstetter evoked the highest commendations from witnesses and supervisors.
Although born in Hollywood, California, and still an American citizen, Mike Oliver (Foster) has called Mexico home for 66 of his 70 years of age. His Mexican residency was interrupted by four years service in the United States Navy. He served in the Korean War from beginning to end, and was awarded the Korean Medal with four battle stars, the China and Japan Occupation Medals, and the International Service Medal before his Honorable Discharge in 1954. In addition to a course of study at Los Angeles City College, Mr. Oliver was for the most part educated in Mexican schools. Recently, the city of Acapulco officially honored him for his contributions in its rapid international growth and fame.
Author: Marc Rigole, Claude-Victor Langlois
Publisher: Les Guides de voyage Ulysse
A fresh look at Acapulco, the most famous Mexican resort, covering Acapulco Bay, its beaches, restaurants and nightlife, as well as the neighboring mountains and an enlightened overview of the people and history of this spot.
Author: Don Pendleton
Publisher: Open Road Media
In Mexico’s most glamorous resort, the Executioner targets the heroin trade Bobby Cassiopea is one of the new breed of American mobsters: a stylish jet setter whose high-finance reputation hides a corrupt criminal soul. It is on the backs of slick young men like Bobby Cass that the Mafia hopes to escape its thuggish reputation and move into the upper crust of international crime. The war for Acapulco has begun. In this nexus of jet-set style and global drug trafficking, the Mafia grows like a cancer. Bolan has come to cut it out.
Going far beyond basic historical information, this two-volume work examines the deep roots of Mexican culture and their meaning to modern Mexico. • Provides novel interpretations into well-established elements of Mexican history, politics, and culture • Supplies reference material that will appeal both to professors and high school teachers preparing for lectures as well as students conducting research • Discusses important topics of Mexican culture rarely explored by scholars, such as "gringo," "alebrije," and "sombrero" • Brings together a genuinely interdisciplinary group of scholars that includes historians, anthropologists, political scientists, and ethnomusicologists, affording readers a breadth of perspectives on Mexican culture and identity
Author: Roy John Grimse
Author: Kelly Lack
Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
Authoritative, up-to-date travel information in a handy, compact format features tips on dining and lodging to suit any budget, facts on local transportation and holidays, detailed maps, sightseeing tips, and advice on shopping, nightlife, side trips, and outdoor activities.
Author: Esteban Antonio de Varona
Delve in-depth into Acapulco, Ixtapa, and Zihuatanejo. Explorer's Guide Acapulco provides thorough information on where to stay and eat and what to see and do as well as a primer on the rich history and culture of this diverse region. Also covered is Taxco, the oldest mining town in the Americas, where the region’s wealth of silver has been mined for centuries
During the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, the transpacific treasure galleons sailed annually from Manila to Acapulco. In Manila, the vessel was loaded with the scented spices of the East, luxurious silks from China, exquisite hand crafted lacquerware from Japan and a multitude of Oriental goods that the Spaniards of New Spain longed to own. The returning galleon from Acapulco to Manila, carried as much as 2.5 million silver pesos in payment of the goods sent to the New Spain in the previous year, as well as a yearly silver subsidy of 250,000 reales for the maintenance of the colonial government in the Philippines. But while the galleons mainly sailed alone and unaccompanied from Manila to Acapulco and vice versa, they were vulnerable to a host of calamities and misfortunes. A fire on board the vessel or a terrifying storm could end the voyage and the lives of every one on the ship even before the galleon was able to reach land. Additionally, the commanders of the galleons were always threatened by lurking pirates and privateers who preyed on the vessels and coveted the treasures they carried. The book describes in detail how the galleons were attacked at sea and how they fought against enemy vessels, as well as how many of the ships sank or were shipwrecked over the years. It also covers their management, construction, manning, weaponry, navigation, daily life on the ship, provisions, cargoes and voyages. The book contains an annotated list of the galleons sailing between the Philippines and Mexico from 1565 to 1815. This informative book is the first of its kind to cover such an expansive history of the Pacific galleons which up to this point had remained largely untold.
Author: Alice Levine
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
It is the seventies. Bert Lev, World War II vet and retired New York City detective, is in Acapulco managing a small hotel owned by a wealthy man grateful to Bert for rescuing his kidnapped daughter. Bert, who has lost his wife and suffered a heart attack, is piecing his life together when he is faced with another crisis. He is asked to find another kidnapped girl. His budding romance with the beguiling Sabrina makes him reluctant, but he is soon enmeshed in a frightening and mysterious struggle.
Offers advice on planning a vacation, and profiles restaurants, hotels, sports, sights, and attractions
Author: José Rogelio Alvarez Noguera
The Rough Guide Snapshot to Acapulco and the Pacific beaches is the ultimate travel guide to this beautiful part of Mexico. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and activities, whether you're hiking the pine-covered slopes of Nevado de Colima, marvelling at Acapulco's death-defying cliff divers or on the lookout for humpback whales. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Mexico, with all the practical information you need for travelling in Mexico, including transport, food, drink, costs, safety, health, entry requirements and outdoor activities. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Mexico. Now available in ePub format.
Kidnapped in Acapulco
Author: Don MacLaren
A leisurely vacation to Mexico turns hazardous when John Sullivan, an innocent traveler, has to do "business" with his kidnappers by buying his freedom. The question remains whether Kathleen, Sullivan's wife, can meet the kidnappers ever changing demands.