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 Columbusas arrival to buccaneer Henry Morganas notorious reign, from the bloody slave revolt on Haiti to the rise of Cubaas 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 aMichener is a master.aaBoston Herald aA grand epic . . . [James A. Michener] sympathizes with the struggles of the regionas most oppressed, and succeeds in presenting the Caribbean in its rich diversity.aaThe Plain Dealer aRemarkable and praiseworthy . . . utterly engaging.aaThe Washington Post Book World aEven 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.aaThe New York TimesA silver or gold bracelet in links, and into each you attach ...a Turning slightly, he called: aIrene, 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|