A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny

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Addison-Wesley, 1992 - Business & Economics - 324 pages
"In this richly detailed portrait of the individual countries and peoples of the Caribbean, Mark Kurlansky brings to life a society and culture often kept hidden from foreigners--the arts, history, politics, and economics of the region, as well as the vivid day-to-day lives of its citizens."--P. [4] of cover.

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User Review  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

If this were converted to a Facebook group it would be "You know you are Caribbean if....". I have visited 5 of the English island groups and a number of associated islands..Nevis, Barbuda...The author really has the customs, people, landscape down pat. Excellent Read full review

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This is a vivid, compelling book that gets beyond platitudes about the Caribbean as a tourist paradise or a group of hopelessly backward, chronically underdeveloped nations. Kurlansky clearly loves ... Read full review

Contents

The Problem with History
8
Old Gods and Satellite Dishes
31
Sacrifice and the Revolution
62
Copyright

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Mark Kurlansky is the author of "The Basque History of the WMark Kurlansky is the author of "The Basque History of the WMark Kurlansky is the author of "The Basque History of the World;" the "New York Times" bestseller "Cod: A Biography of orld;" the "New York Times" bestseller "Cod: A Biography of orld;" the "New York Times" bestseller "Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World; A Chosen Few: The Resurrectthe Fish that Changed the World; A Chosen Few: The Resurrectthe Fish that Changed the World; A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry;" and "A Continent of Islands: Searchiion of European Jewry;" and "A Continent of Islands: Searchiion of European Jewry;" and "A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny." During the past twenty years ng for the Caribbean Destiny." During the past twenty years ng for the Caribbean Destiny." During the past twenty years he has spent a great deal of time in the Caribbean, includinhe has spent a great deal of time in the Caribbean, includinhe has spent a great deal of time in the Caribbean, including seven years as the "Chicago Tribune's" Caribbean correspong seven years as the "Chicago Tribune's" Caribbean correspong seven years as the "Chicago Tribune's" Caribbean correspondent, and has written numerous works of short fiction and jodent, and has written numerous works of short fiction and jodent, and has written numerous works of short fiction and journalism about the region. He lives in New York City. urnalism about the region. He lives in New York City. urnalism about the region. He lives in New York City.

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