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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 (209 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Dial Press Trade Paperback

    "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

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

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

    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 (14 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    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



  • Independently published

    Sea More: Caribbean: Get the Most Out of Your Day in Port

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    List Price: $4.99



  • Fodor's

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

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    List Price: $24.99


  • University of Chicago Press

    The Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples

    eBooks (University of Chicago Press)


  • Knopf

    Island People: The Caribbean and the World

    Book (Knopf)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    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
    List Price: $28.95


  • Lonely Planet

    Lonely Planet Discover Caribbean Islands (Travel Guide)

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    List Price: $25.99



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