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In this acclaimed classic novel, James A. Michener sweeps readers off to the Caribbean, bringing to life the eternal allure and tumultuous history of this glittering string of islands. From the 1310 conquest of the Arawaks by cannibals to the decline of the Mayan empire, from Columbusa€™s arrival to buccaneer Henry Morgana€™s notorious reign, from the bloody slave revolt on Haiti to the rise of Cubaa€™s Fidel Castro, Caribbean packs seven hundred dramatic years into a tale teeming with revolution and romance, authentic characters and thunderous destinies. Through absorbing, magnificent prose, Michener captures the essence of the islands in all of their awe-inspiring scope and wonder. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Caribbean a€œMichener is a master.a€a€”Boston Herald a€œA grand epic . . . [James A. Michener] sympathizes with the struggles of the regiona€™s most oppressed, and succeeds in presenting the Caribbean in its rich diversity.a€a€”The Plain Dealer a€œRemarkable and praiseworthy . . . utterly engaging.a€a€”The Washington Post Book World a€œEven American tourists familiar with some of the serene islands will find themselves enlightened. . . . In Caribbean, there appears to be a strong aura of truth behind the storytelling.a€a€”The New York TimesA silver or gold bracelet in links, and into each you attach ...a€ Turning slightly, he called: a€œIrene, show him those pictures.a€ A pretty girl with very light skin brought from the rear a London magazine in which there were photographs of charmanbsp;...

Author:James A. Michener
Publisher:Dial Press - 2014-02-18


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