Carlos Eire

Winner, 2003 National Book Awards

Born in Havana, Carlos Eire fled to the United States at the age of 11. He is currently the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University, where he has been a faculty member since 1996.
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Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy

Waiting for Snow in Havana, by Carlos Eire book cover, 2003
ISBN 9780743246415 Free Press / Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Noted religion scholar Carlos Eire's idyllic and privileged childhood in Havana came to an end in the wake of Castro's revolution. In 1962, Carlos Eire's world changed forever when he and his brother were among the 14,000 children airlifted off the island, their parents left behind. In chronicling his life before and after his arrival in America, Mr. Eire's personal story is also a meditation on loss and suffering, redemption and rebirth. More about this book >

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Carlos Eire

Born in Havana, Carlos Eire fled to the United States at the age of 11. He is currently the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University, where he has been a faculty member since 1996. An authority on religious reformations, faith, and spiritualism in modern Europe, Mr. Eire lectures widely, and is the author of From Madrid to Purgatory: The Art and Craft of Dying in Sixteenth Century Spain and War Against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship From Erasmus to Calvin, and co-author of Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions. He lives in Guilford, Connecticut, with his wife and their three children.

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