A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny

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Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1992 - Travel - 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."--Page 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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User Review  - JFBallenger - LibraryThing

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


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Mark Kurlansky is the author of The Basque History of the World, the New York Times bestseller Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World (among the New York Public Library's Best Books of the Year in 1998), as well as A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry; A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny, and several acclaimed works of short fiction and journalism about the Caribbean. He spent seven years as the Caribbean correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. He lives in New York City.

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