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Caribbean, A Novel

Creator: James A. Michener | Fiction - 2014-02-18

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.

Publisher: Dial Press

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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 Columbus’s arrival to buccaneer Henry Morgan’s notorious reign, from the bloody slave revolt on Haiti to the rise of Cuba’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   “Michener is a master.”—Boston Herald   “A grand epic . . . [James A. Michener] sympathizes with the struggles of the region’s most oppressed, and succeeds in presenting the Caribbean in its rich diversity.”—The Plain Dealer   “Remarkable and praiseworthy . . . utterly engaging.”—The Washington Post Book World   “Even 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.”—The New York Times



811 pages

Caribbean

Creator: James A. Michener | Fiction - 1991

The turbulent history of the Caribbean islands is chronicled, from tribal conflicts on Dominica and the age of exploration, to the Cuban revolution and the tempestuous present, through the colorful lives of characters, fictional and real ...

Publisher: Fawcett Books

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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 Columbus's arrival to buccaneer Henry Morgan's notorious reign, from the bloody slave revolt on Haiti to the rise of Cuba'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.   Praise for Caribbean   "Michener is a master."--Boston Herald   "A grand epic . . . [James A. Michener] sympathizes with the struggles of the region's most oppressed, and succeeds in presenting the Caribbean in its rich diversity."--The Plain Dealer   "Remarkable and praiseworthy . . . utterly engaging."--The Washington Post Book World   "Even 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."--The New York Times



264 pages

Caribbean Panorama, An Anthology from and about the English-speaking Caribbean with Introduction, Study Questions, Biographies, and Suggestions for Further Reading

Creator: Kathleen Kelley Ferracane | Literary Criticism - 1999-01-01

Publisher: La Editorial, UPR


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  • Dial Press Trade Paperback

    Caribbean: A Novel

    Book (Dial Press Trade Paperback)

    Rating (211 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Dial Press Trade Paperback

    Another Michener classic... In this acclaimed classic ...

    5/5 Richard Bissell (Massachusetts) - See all my reviews, August 20, 2016

    "Caribbean".....Something of a Time Capsule

    My interest in reading this novel by Michener was spurred by a former shipmate who served on a U.S. Naval Destroyer Escort with me in the Caribbean area a half century ago. As a matter of fact, much of my three and a half years on that ship I was called upon to plot courses and speeds through the Windward and Seaward Passages, stopping often at other major islands such as Cuba to take on fuel, pick up mail, etc. We were very much taken by the music and the day to day lives of the various peoples there. My last visit to the area was a year ago, as a matter of fact, when I traveled to the Island of Saba ( now an over-sea part of the Netherlands) with a grandson who is a geologist and a scuba-diver. I was interested to find out what the author of this novel had to say. The story lines are good, helping to "flesh out" the earlier histories through various family representatives of early characters and dynasties in the work. I found this to be a clever means by which the... 4/5 William R. MacCrea - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Caribbean (Hardcover) My interest in reading this novel by Michener was spurred by a former shipmate who served on a U.S. Naval Destroyer Escort with me in the Caribbean area a half century ago. As a matter of fact, much of my three and a half years on that ship I was called upon to plot courses and speeds through the Windward and Seaward Passages, stopping often at other major islands such as Cuba to take on fuel, pick up mail, etc. We were very much taken by the music and the day to day lives of the various peoples there. My last visit to the area was a year ago, as a matter of fact, when I traveled to the Island of Saba ( now an over-sea part of the Netherlands) with a grandson who is a geologist and a scuba-diver. I was interested to find out what the author of this novel had to say. The story lines are good, helping to "flesh out" the earlier histories through various family representatives of early characters and dynasties in the work. I found this to be a clever means by which the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 3, 2013

    A must read if you want to understand the region while enjoying a great story.

    4/5 David - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Caribbean: A Novel (Kindle Edition) First, I am a Michener fan. I think this is an important distinction among reviewers. You either love the way he weaves fictionalized micro-plots into a larger historical tome or you don't. You either have an 800-plus page attention span or you don't. All Michener novels hit slower spots and this is no exception. If one wants to compare it to other Michener novels, it moves faster through the slow spots than Centennial and slower through them than Chesapeake. From my own perspective, I view a Michener novel as a success if it makes we want to dive deeper into other non-fiction works about the region or the time-period. Using that criteria, this novel was a blazing success. May I humbly suggest Pirate Hunters as a modern non-fiction follow-up. If you want to understand the demographics of the region and its progress to date, this is a must read. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 3, 2015
    List Price: $16.00


  • Fodor's

    Fodor's Essential Caribbean (Full-color Travel Guide)

    Book (Fodor's)

    Rating (15 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Fodor's

    Okay guide, but...

    This is probably the best book about the Caribbean that you can buy. There aren’t many out there. I bought this thinking it was an updated version Fodor’s Caribbean 2013, and it is. I’m not sure why the title changed. Maybe the plan is to not update it annually? This book was a bit of let down for me because from what I can tell by skimming, not that much has been updated. In fact, the 2013 book had this fabulous table that rated each island’s beaches, diving, casinos, etc. on a scale from 1 to 5. It indicated which islands were most affordable/expensive—this is the most important factor in choosing where I go. I used this table to compare islands and plan four trips. It is missing from this book. The 2013 book has 1191 pages; this one, 942 pages. The 2013 featured information in 27 chapters. The new book, only 19. Islands that were in the old book and are not covered in the new one are Bonaire, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saba, St Eustatius, St Kitts... 4/5 Chain Wonder - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fodor's Essential Caribbean (Full-color Travel Guide) (Paperback) This is probably the best book about the Caribbean that you can buy. There aren’t many out there. I bought this thinking it was an updated version Fodor’s Caribbean 2013, and it is. I’m not sure why the title changed. Maybe the plan is to not update it annually? This book was a bit of let down for me because from what I can tell by skimming, not that much has been updated. In fact, the 2013 book had this fabulous table that rated each island’s beaches, diving, casinos, etc. on a scale from 1 to 5. It indicated which islands were most affordable/expensive—this is the most important factor in choosing where I go. I used this table to compare islands and plan four trips. It is missing from this book. The 2013 book has 1191 pages; this one, 942 pages. The 2013 featured information in 27 chapters. The new book, only 19. Islands that were in the old book and are not covered in the new one are Bonaire, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saba, St Eustatius, St Kitts... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 7, 2017

    Zero useful information for independent travellers

    1/5 Ryan Feeley - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fodor's Essential Caribbean (Full-color Travel Guide) (Paperback) I'm a backpacker planning a trip to Haiti for Carnaval, and bought this book in an attempt to research whether I could also tack on another Caribbean country. Problem 1: Haiti and Cuba aren't covered at all. There is no explanation as to why. Problem 2: Each (listed) country has three price ranges of hotel. The so-called "budget" price range varies from $200-275US. Problem 3: Once I figured out the layout of the book (each country is listed in bulk, with hotels listed for the entire country, then restaurants, and so on) I flipped to the outdoors section for the Dominican Republic. Under a heading called "hiking and biking," the book lists zero hikes, zero bike rides, and one tour operator. Good luck planning a trip to the Dominican with that! I'm better off with nothing than this paperweight. Even though this was one of the only books I could find on the Caribbean as a whole, it is getting returned. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 16, 2017

    Not to bad for genral information on islands in the Caribbean

    3/5 Gordon H. Ripley (Rindge, NH) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fodor's Essential Caribbean (Full-color Travel Guide) (Paperback) I am a photographer so purchased this book in hopes of getting an idea which caribean islands were best for NATURE, HIKING and PHOTOGRAPHY. I do not think this book was best for what I wanted to find. It is, however, a fair book for folks just wanting to vacation on any of these islands and not especially do a lot of site seeing. This i snot a Photographers Guide but in all fairness it wan't advertised as such either.This revuew reflects what I wanted in this book and does not necessarily reflect on what YOU might be looking for. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 11, 2017
    List Price: $24.99



  • Fodor's

    Fodor's Caribbean 2016 (Full-color Travel Guide)

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  • Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    Movie

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.5/5)

    Not much rum, but lots of fun!

    Ahhh, my favorite of the three original movies! Very, very, very mild spoilers below, nothing you wouldn't find in the IMDB description.Dead Man's Chest once again chronicles the adventures of Elizabeth Swann, blacksmith/pirate Will Turner, and of course the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow. Davy Jones, the sea creature hybrid who rules the seas with an iron tentacle, has come back to settle his debt with Jack Sparrow. People who get in depth with the series know that Davy agreed to raise the Black Pearl, then known as the Wicked Wench, in exchange for one hundred years of service after Jack had been captain for thirteen years. Jack, in the process, gets Will involved and subsequently causes him to become part of Davy's barnacle encrusted crew. Elizabeth, of course, sets out to find her betrothed and becomes part of Jack's rag-tag crew in order to find the Dead Man's Chest, which contains the heart of Davy Jones himself, and whoever controls the heart controls the man... 5/5 Mena P. - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) (DVD) Ahhh, my favorite of the three original movies! Very, very, very mild spoilers below, nothing you wouldn't find in the IMDB description.Dead Man's Chest once again chronicles the adventures of Elizabeth Swann, blacksmith/pirate Will Turner, and of course the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow. Davy Jones, the sea creature hybrid who rules the seas with an iron tentacle, has come back to settle his debt with Jack Sparrow. People who get in depth with the series know that Davy agreed to raise the Black Pearl, then known as the Wicked Wench, in exchange for one hundred years of service after Jack had been captain for thirteen years. Jack, in the process, gets Will involved and subsequently causes him to become part of Davy's barnacle encrusted crew. Elizabeth, of course, sets out to find her betrothed and becomes part of Jack's rag-tag crew in order to find the Dead Man's Chest, which contains the heart of Davy Jones himself, and whoever controls the heart controls the man... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 20, 2012

    Amazing movie!!

    5/5 David (Utah) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (DVD) This is definitely one of the best movies in the Pirates of the Caribbean series! It is a fun, action packed movie with great actors. Of course Johnny Depp never disappoints. I wouldn't recommend it for people who don't like action with a good touch of humor. I also wouldn't recommend letting young children watch it because of some slight language and fighting scenes. Just follow the rating guidelines and be smart! My wife is obsessed with the Pirates series and was super excited to have this one added to her collection. It came undamaged and in good packaging too! It was also at a very affordable price. A great purchase! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 1, 2016

    I think this is the 2nd best movie in the franchise

    5/5 Wendi A. Pilling - See all my reviews, January 14, 2017
    List Price: $2.99


  • Knopf

    Island People: The Caribbean and the World

    Book (Knopf)

    Rating (4 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Knopf

    Travel writing at its finest. Revealing experiences in the 21st Century Caribbean.

    In ISLAND PEOPLE, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro takes his readers along with him on extended visits to more than a dozen Caribbean islands, including multiple chapters each on Jamaica, Cuba, and Haiti. With an accessible style, he shares the islands’ commonalities and differences through their varied histories and their music, literature, art, and politics. Much is revealed through personal exchanges and island-roaming with new-found local friends and acquaintances. Jelly-Schapiro’s travels here span more than the past decade, and he sometimes revisits friends made in previous chapters, thus showing recent directions of change.This is not a tourists’ guide to hotels, restaurants, and sights. Rather, this is travel writing at its finest, perhaps the best first-person narrative of experiences across the Caribbean since the classic THE TRAVELLER'S TREE by Patrick Leigh Fermor was published in 1950.I bought the hardback of Island People when it was... 5/5 Patrick Jamieson - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Island People: The Caribbean and the World (Kindle Edition) In ISLAND PEOPLE, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro takes his readers along with him on extended visits to more than a dozen Caribbean islands, including multiple chapters each on Jamaica, Cuba, and Haiti. With an accessible style, he shares the islands’ commonalities and differences through their varied histories and their music, literature, art, and politics. Much is revealed through personal exchanges and island-roaming with new-found local friends and acquaintances. Jelly-Schapiro’s travels here span more than the past decade, and he sometimes revisits friends made in previous chapters, thus showing recent directions of change.This is not a tourists’ guide to hotels, restaurants, and sights. Rather, this is travel writing at its finest, perhaps the best first-person narrative of experiences across the Caribbean since the classic THE TRAVELLER'S TREE by Patrick Leigh Fermor was published in 1950.I bought the hardback of Island People when it was... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 24, 2017

    Interesting read

    5/5 Alejandro T - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Island People: The Caribbean and the World (Hardcover) Really interesting read. Happened upon this by chance. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 21, 2017

    Engaging Read Before You Take That Next Cruise

    4/5 Bill Moore (Papillion, NE USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Island People: The Caribbean and the World (Hardcover) Insightful, engaging "off-the-tourist-map" perspective of the people, culture, and history of the islands. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 10, 2017
    List Price: $28.95



  • MacMillan Pub Ltd

    Caribbean: The Islands

    Book (MacMillan Pub Ltd)
    List Price: $45.00



  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    Movie

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.3/5)

    A VERY well made 3D version of POTC! A MUST watch!

    First and foremost, I offer NO spoilers. Just a quick and honest opinion of the quality and watchability. Pirates OTC has got to be one of the coolest movies out there period! We as a family have enjoyed every single iteration of this series of movies! they just keep getting better! After each one we are like just praying that there will be another and this one in particular left us wanting more! The acting is hilarious, the screen play is exciting and we are taken on an adventure every time! Being able to enjoy this one in 3D was a real treat to the eyes and senses. Please keep in mind that not all 3D TV's are made the same and some do a much better job at rendering 3D than others. Luckily we have a very nice 65" 3D TV that does an excellent job at rendering the most perfect 3D image possible, and in turn we get to enjoy 3D as it is intended to be viewed! So if you have a good 3D TV I would suggest getting this in 3d and enjoying the treat it offers. Also I need to... 5/5 Jack W. Coleman jr. (Spartanburg, SC 29306) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Blu-ray) First and foremost, I offer NO spoilers. Just a quick and honest opinion of the quality and watchability. Pirates OTC has got to be one of the coolest movies out there period! We as a family have enjoyed every single iteration of this series of movies! they just keep getting better! After each one we are like just praying that there will be another and this one in particular left us wanting more! The acting is hilarious, the screen play is exciting and we are taken on an adventure every time! Being able to enjoy this one in 3D was a real treat to the eyes and senses. Please keep in mind that not all 3D TV's are made the same and some do a much better job at rendering 3D than others. Luckily we have a very nice 65" 3D TV that does an excellent job at rendering the most perfect 3D image possible, and in turn we get to enjoy 3D as it is intended to be viewed! So if you have a good 3D TV I would suggest getting this in 3d and enjoying the treat it offers. Also I need to... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 14, 2017

    Enjoyable

    I wasn't sure I'd want this sequel. The 3rd movie nearly did me in for the entire series, but pirates, man. They get me every time. I blame it on growing up and riding the ride at Disney back in the day.I digress. I wouldn't say this movie was without its flaws, but I think it's a good starting point for a divergence of Jack--which is actually what I had originally WANTED with the actual sequel (#2, that is). We learn a lot about Jack in this movie. We learn a lot about the people around Jack as well. And we kind of get a sense for how he turned out to be like he is. Not everything, of course--Jack remains, still, quite the complicated fellow--but a lot.And the rest of the characters, old (like Barbossa) and new (like our lovely love interest), are fantastic. My only complaint about the series is that they still enjoy telling without showing, and they rarely like telling you the whole back story.But Jack still remains my favorite pirate, and that... 4/5 Siagao - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Two-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging) (Blu-ray) I wasn't sure I'd want this sequel. The 3rd movie nearly did me in for the entire series, but pirates, man. They get me every time. I blame it on growing up and riding the ride at Disney back in the day.I digress. I wouldn't say this movie was without its flaws, but I think it's a good starting point for a divergence of Jack--which is actually what I had originally WANTED with the actual sequel (#2, that is). We learn a lot about Jack in this movie. We learn a lot about the people around Jack as well. And we kind of get a sense for how he turned out to be like he is. Not everything, of course--Jack remains, still, quite the complicated fellow--but a lot.And the rest of the characters, old (like Barbossa) and new (like our lovely love interest), are fantastic. My only complaint about the series is that they still enjoy telling without showing, and they rarely like telling you the whole back story.But Jack still remains my favorite pirate, and that... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 17, 2016

    Even as stupid (though enjoyable) as most of these are, this one was probably the worst of them.

    3/5 Gibble (Massachusetts, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Amazon Video) These movies are kind of stupid... but still amusing. As my daughter commented, it's not so much a bunch of movies, as it is one sort of long rambling string of pirate-like nonsense with a cool central character that is fun to watch.Even with that said, this one was probably the worst, and mainly because the main character wasn't REALLY Jack Sparrow. He was involved, but he was sort of on the fringe all the time. It was a little weird. It was kinda like they had a story idea and stuck Jack in there because they couldn't have the movie without him. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 12, 2016
    List Price: $14.99


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