Goodies for Adventurers - http://snradventure.com

Caribbean - Lodging




   Caribbean - 115'125 items found  View more items

Caribbean - Bookshelf


672 pages

Caribbean

Creator: James A. Michener | 2005-12-13

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: Random House Trade Paperbacks

About this book
"A grand epic."THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALERMaster storyteller James A. Michener sweeps us off to the Caribbean,with a magnificent novel that captures the eternal allure of that glittering string of islands and their tumultuous history. Beginning in 1310 and continuing through Columbus's arrival and the bloody slave revolt of Haiti to the rise of Castro, CARIBBEAN carries us through 700 dramatic years in a tale teeming with revolution and romance, slavery and superstition, heartfelt characters and thunderous destinies. A Dual Main Slection of the Book-of-the-Month ClubFrom the Paperback edition.



348 pages

The Caribbean, From Vulnerability to Sustained Growth

Creator: Ratna Sahay, David O. Robinson, Paul Cashin, International Monetary Fund | Business & Economics - 2006-09-30

This book sets out the economic challenges facing the island nations of the Caribbean, and presents policy options to ameliorate external shocks and embark firmly on a sustained growth path.

Publisher: IMF

About this book
This book sets out the economic challenges facing the island nations of the Caribbean, and presents policy options to ameliorate external shocks and embark firmly on a sustained growth path. While the countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union that are the focus of the book have enjoyed a sustained period of price and exchange rate stability, they have been buffeted in recent years by adverse shocks, including the erosion of trade preferences, declines in official foreign assistance, and frequent natural disasters. Strengthening their growth performance will require design of a multifaceted strategy that integrates the Caribbean with the global economy, facilitates an economic transformation from agriculture to tourism, fosters greater regional cooperation, and preserves macroeconomic stability. This volume examines the critical issues that are part of that process, including fiscal and financial sector policy, management of external flows, trade integration and tourism, macroeconomic cycles and volatility, and the economic implications of natural disasters.



288 pages

Caribbean

Creator: Bruce Geddes | Cooking - 2001-08-01

The islands of the Caribbean are home to a cuisine as diverse as it is delectable. Fertile soil and bountiful seas provide inter-island as well as regional specialties, and this guide will usher you to each island's table.

Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications

About this book
The islands of the Caribbean are home to a cuisine as diverse as it is delectable. Fertile soil and bountiful seas provide inter-island as well as regional specialties, and this guide will usher you to each island's table. You'll discover how to crack open conch, mix a rum-soaked mojito and celebrate Carnival, Caribbean style. If your pantry needs a calypso kick, or if you do, the Caribbean and its cuisine are the stepping stones to sun, sand and sustenance.-- the essential guide to the culture of food & drink in the Caribbean-- concocting cocktails across the islands-- a tropical twist on Spanish, Dutch, English and French cuisine-- rum, cigars & Hemingway haunts-- the definitive Caribbean dictionary for every food and drink occasion-- tantalising photography and recipes


Lodging Directory

US Elsevier Health Bookshop | Mosby, Saunders, Netter & more
FREE Shipping: All Individuals in United States, Mexico, Central and South America & The Caribbean

Kaspersky Lab US | Antivirus & Internet Security ...
Kaspersky Lab antivirus & internet security software offers premium protection against viruses, malware, spam & other threats for your home or business.

Caribbean All Inclusive, Caribbean All-Inclusive, All ...
Caribbean All Inclusive. Your source for discounted Caribbean all-inclusive vacations, including deals on Caribbean all-inclusive resorts and other all-inclusive ...

Welcome to Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International offers amazing cruise deals to some of the most sought-after destinations in the world. Explore Europe, experience Australia, bask in ...

Cheap Caribbean
Book your next vacation with CheapCaribbean.com. Find the best deals to the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Bahamas. Book online or call 1 (800) 881-7409.


ADVANCED PRODUCT FINDER

    Don't see what you're looking for?

Editor's picks

  • Fawcett Crest

    Caribbean

    Book (Fawcett Crest)

    Rating (118 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Fawcett Crest

    A book of epic proportions - literally!

    0 4/5 Betti Trapp - See all my reviews This review is from: Caribbean (Mass Market Paperback) Reader beware - 800 plus pages, so this is no book for story time. Extremely prolific, James A. Michener writes as only he can write about the Caribbean, that vast expanse of ocean surrounded by Cuba, Puerto Rico and the extensive small islands smattered across the seascape. This is a powerful history of these islands, and James Michener takes us from the 1300s when a peaceful tribe of Arawaks are horribly destroyed all the way to Castro's Cuba. This is the sort of book one would do better learning about this area from, as the author weaves plot upon plot into a brilliantly masterminded historical novel. You will learn more from this book about the Caribbean Sea and its islands than any history or geography class could give you, and you will have more fun doing it! I gave it four stars simply because with a book this size, there was bound to be some dreadfully boring parts, and there were. If it were a bit shorter in length it would lack nothing but a Pulitzer. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 5, 2004

    excellent, in-depth .. top-notch michener

    If you have read and like michener, this is a classic (my personal favorite). If you have not, classic michener means that he takes a very in-depth, well researched area and wraps a novel around it. In Carribean, he looks at the evolution from the Mayan times to the modern, covering the cultures, the facts and the myths. What makes it fun is the way he wraps his exhaustive research of the facts into the regions myths and a set of characters. This makes the novels fun and interesting, because even though the people are ficticious, one identifies more with the stories of people than a textbook approach to the facts.The chapters, dealing with different historical periods, focus on various sub-regions as they wane and wax in power and importance. It particularly appealed to my interest in history and frankly may be tiresome to those who do not have the same passion for history (ie, if you don't like historical accounts, you may not like this book!)Oh, yes,... 5/5 Jason Holloway "gsbdiver" (San Francisco, Califoria) - See all my reviews, February 17, 2000

    Fascinating Sweep

    In this novel , Michener takes us throught he ages in the magnifficent Caribbean. While it may be an exaggeration to refer to the Caribbean as a microcosm of the world , it is certainly a rich and diverse and fascinating region , it's tropical beauty matched by it's vibrant and interesting people.Beginning on the island of Dominica , where the Arawaks, a beautiful , gentle and cultured people where displaced by the fierce and warlike Caribs , it continues through the adventures in the Caribeean of Christopeher Columbus , the great pirate admirals like Francis Drake , the struggles of the Spanish , French , British , Dutch and Engish over these islands, the cruelty of slavery , and the equally savage slave uprisings , how the turbulence of the English Civil War and the French Revolutions reached these islands , right up to the challenges of the present day , including a chapter about the Rastafari movement , and about the tyranny on Cuba of Fidel Castro , and the Cuban exile... 4/5 Gary Selikow (Great Kush) - See all my reviews This review is from: Caribbean (Mass Market Paperback) In this novel , Michener takes us throught he ages in the magnifficent Caribbean. While it may be an exaggeration to refer to the Caribbean as a microcosm of the world , it is certainly a rich and diverse and fascinating region , it's tropical beauty matched by it's vibrant and interesting people.Beginning on the island of Dominica , where the Arawaks, a beautiful , gentle and cultured people where displaced by the fierce and warlike Caribs , it continues through the adventures in the Caribeean of Christopeher Columbus , the great pirate admirals like Francis Drake , the struggles of the Spanish , French , British , Dutch and Engish over these islands, the cruelty of slavery , and the equally savage slave uprisings , how the turbulence of the English Civil War and the French Revolutions reached these islands , right up to the challenges of the present day , including a chapter about the Rastafari movement , and about the tyranny on Cuba of Fidel Castro , and the Cuban exile... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 6, 2005
    List Price: $8.99


  • Fodor's

    Fodor's Caribbean 2015 (Full-color Travel Guide)

    Book (Fodor's)
    List Price: $24.99


  • Caribbean

    Movie


  • Jaden Skye

    Death by Honeymoon (Book #1 in the Caribbean Murder Series)

    Book (Jaden Skye)
    List Price: $7.99


  • Atlantic Monthly Press

    Empire's Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day

    Book (Atlantic Monthly Press)

    Rating (7 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Atlantic Monthly Press

    No Sugar Coating in this Superb History of the Caribbean

    As Carrie Gibson notes in the conclusion to her superb history of the Caribbean, "it is much easier to imagine a West Indies without history." The prevailing view of Americans and Europeans of the Caribbean is one seen through the eyes of tourism - a paradise of exquisite beaches and rum drinks with little umbrellas. But as Ms. Gibson so aptly demonstrates, the Caribbean is not a mere footnote of history: it has been a geographic vortex of superpower entanglement and a crossroad of globalism for over half a millennium.Ms. Gibson creates a lively narrative supercharged with facts, but none offered gratuitously. I knew I was in for a treat as the introduction began with an anecdote about a decapitated statute still standing in a park in Fort-de-France, Martinique. We learn that the statute was of Napoleon Buonaparte's first wife, who was born on the island. Many islanders believed that it was she who convinced Napoleon to reinstate slavery on this island eight years... 5/5 MBJ (USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Empire's Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day (Kindle Edition) As Carrie Gibson notes in the conclusion to her superb history of the Caribbean, "it is much easier to imagine a West Indies without history." The prevailing view of Americans and Europeans of the Caribbean is one seen through the eyes of tourism - a paradise of exquisite beaches and rum drinks with little umbrellas. But as Ms. Gibson so aptly demonstrates, the Caribbean is not a mere footnote of history: it has been a geographic vortex of superpower entanglement and a crossroad of globalism for over half a millennium.Ms. Gibson creates a lively narrative supercharged with facts, but none offered gratuitously. I knew I was in for a treat as the introduction began with an anecdote about a decapitated statute still standing in a park in Fort-de-France, Martinique. We learn that the statute was of Napoleon Buonaparte's first wife, who was born on the island. Many islanders believed that it was she who convinced Napoleon to reinstate slavery on this island eight years... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 17, 2014

    History of the Caribbean

    0 5/5 Dr. Jack Kushner "Tulane author" (Annapolis, Maryland) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Empire's Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day (Kindle Edition) There is a need for this informative book as the history of the Caribbean is so interrelated with the history of the American South. This book explains how all of the islands are connected to so many different countries. I enjoyed reading this book. Dr.Jack Kushner 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 17, 2015

    Well researched book. Brings into focus the constant flux ...

    0 5/5 L.MacBean - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Empire's Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day (Hardcover) Well researched book. Brings into focus the constant flux, struggle, and changing times of these important islands, run by so many European countries from such a long distance over a 300 year period. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 18, 2015
    List Price: $28.00


  • Fodor's

    Fodor's Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call (Travel Guide)

    Book (Fodor's)
    List Price: $19.99


  • MacMillan Pub Ltd

    Caribbean: The Islands

    Book (MacMillan Pub Ltd)
    List Price: $45.00


  • DK Eyewitness Travel

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Caribbean

    Book (DK Eyewitness Travel)
    List Price: $30.00


  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

    Movie

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.6/5)

    The new Blu-ray benchmark

    Whether you're new to Blu-ray DVDs or already have quite a collection, this one is a must-buy. Simply put, it has the best video and audio of any Blu-ray title released to date. With its mix of bright and dark scenes, its boatload of special effects and its rollicking layered soundtrack, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl" is a perfect showcase for Blu-ray technology, and Disney has taken full advantage of it.VIDEOThough its contrast is sharp and bold, the near-perfect digital transfer reveals hitherto-unseen details and textures throughout its range. In nearly every scene there seems to be something new -- from the lace on young Elizabeth's dress, to the braids that hold the beads in the beard of Captain Jack, to the rotting, clinging skin on the pirates' moonlit skulls.The colors, always good, are now simply great. Pure and vivid, they show off every brilliant yellow and orange in the film's Caribbean days; every spooky blue in... 5/5 Julie Neal (Celebration, Fla.) - See all my reviews, May 21, 2007

    He probably could sail to Tortuga on his onesies...

    No matter what Captain Jack Sparrow says, he could sail to Tortuga on his onesies, because Johnny Depp makes the film. Heck, they should have just called it 'The Adventures Of Captain Jack Sparrow.' He really looked like a pirate to me, and his walk proved that he must have felt much more at ease on the water than on the land. He has many quotable lines which have had people talking since the movie came out (I cant sail this ship to Tortuga on me onesies, savvy...Yo ho yo ho and really bad eggs...human hair-from my back...welcome to the Caribbean love) and he still manages to look extremely gorgeous for a dirty pirate with dreadlocked hair. The years must have served him well, because his acting is just amazing. I saw the film and had to see it again. Its just one of those characters that everyone can find something to like about. Orlando Bloom was equally as good looking, and his acting seems to have improved greatly since his days at Guilhall School of Music and Drama. My... 5/5 Rebecca Carter (London) - See all my reviews No matter what Captain Jack Sparrow says, he could sail to Tortuga on his onesies, because Johnny Depp makes the film. Heck, they should have just called it 'The Adventures Of Captain Jack Sparrow.' He really looked like a pirate to me, and his walk proved that he must have felt much more at ease on the water than on the land. He has many quotable lines which have had people talking since the movie came out (I cant sail this ship to Tortuga on me onesies, savvy...Yo ho yo ho and really bad eggs...human hair-from my back...welcome to the Caribbean love) and he still manages to look extremely gorgeous for a dirty pirate with dreadlocked hair. The years must have served him well, because his acting is just amazing. I saw the film and had to see it again. Its just one of those characters that everyone can find something to like about. Orlando Bloom was equally as good looking, and his acting seems to have improved greatly since his days at Guilhall School of Music and Drama. My... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 25, 2003

    Since we're being honest...

    Once again I come across a film I'll buy on Amazon. Look at all the 5-star reviews! When this happens, I go looking for the bad reviews to see what people didn't like. One guy gave this great movie 1 star because *he* isn't into these kinds of movies. Well, pardon those of us that are, dipstick. Your preference in films doesn't dictate whether it's bad or good.Many gave it only one star simply because Disney had something to do with it. Another person said it sucked, and admitted walking out of the film after 30 minutes. How do you know a movie is bad if you don't watch it? Then, of course, there is the geeky cluster of plankton, jealous of Orlando Bloom's looks. He is the new kid on the block, and he is as pretty as they come (I'd do that elf), so the geeks online who wished they had his appeal with the ladies will rage against him, and I imagine the same goes for Johnny Depp. One idiot even said the villainous pirates, weren't evil because they were merely trying to lift a... 4/5 0, November 22, 2003


  • Doubleday

    Caribbee

    eBooks (Doubleday)

    Rating (135 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Doubleday

    Storyline ....

    Since Amazon didn't provide an editorial review, here's the description from the back of the book to help you decide if this story is for you: "In the bestselling tradition of James Michener and James Clavell -- a magnificent saga of slavery, piracy, and revolution ... Barbados, 1648. The lush and deadly Caribbean paradise, domain of rebels and freeholders, of brigands, bawds and buccaneers. Where the flames of revolution exploded a full 130 years before engulfing the American mainland. And where a dark, enslaved race secretly practiced the mysterious religious rites of a distant continent while daring to whisper the forbidden word ... "Freedom" The sweeping tale of Hugh Winston, lusty, swashbuckling captain of The Defiance, and the lovely, tempestuous firebrand Katherine Bedford; two lovers trapped in a bloody pitched battle against the overwhelming forces of British tyranny. A story of love and betrayal, of slavery, war, and piracy in the exotic land that gave birth to the fiery... 5/5 SC'sLola (Pawleys Island, SC) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Caribbee (Paperback) Wow, did I love this amazing book! It truly was like a James Clavell or Leon Uris historical novel where a great deal of research has gone into the accurate historical background, and the fiction and fictional characters were created to fit into the history--rather than recreating history to fit the whims of the author's fiction. I know, because this book had me bouncing all over the internet reading maps and histories to delve deeper into the stories. I should have been awarded three college credits for how much I learned before I was done and I now know more about the Puritan Reformation and Caribbean history than I will ever need to know again. It was a complex story that could have been written in two volumes, but wasn't, and even though it was a double-sized story, I was still heart-broken to finish it knowing how hard it would be to move on to lesser books, but, hey, give me a few years, and I'll be reading it again. I do have some criticisms--like wasn't the hero just a bit... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 9, 2002

    A Great Island Adventure

    Wow, did I love this amazing book! It truly was like a James Clavell or Leon Uris historical novel where a great deal of research has gone into the accurate historical background, and the fiction and fictional characters were created to fit into the history--rather than recreating history to fit the whims of the author's fiction. I know, because this book had me bouncing all over the internet reading maps and histories to delve deeper into the stories. I should have been awarded three college credits for how much I learned before I was done and I now know more about the Puritan Reformation and Caribbean history than I will ever need to know again. It was a complex story that could have been written in two volumes, but wasn't, and even though it was a double-sized story, I was still heart-broken to finish it knowing how hard it would be to move on to lesser books, but, hey, give me a few years, and I'll be reading it again. I do have some criticisms--like wasn't the hero just a bit... 5/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Caribbee (Kindle Edition) I wish I could rate this at 4.5 stars instead of 4. The 1/2 star would be just because of the annoying formatting issues in the e-book. I'll admit I really was not expecting this book to be as masterfully crafted as it is. And since it is so very long, I thought surely it must be boring in parts. But is is absolutely not boring anywhere! I was engaged until the very end. The e-book does have some typos and formatting issues, but not enough to distract from the story. I myself am really not fond of graphic sex, so I did completely skip a few spots, but the story stands just fine without them. It's great to read something for fun and get a bit of a history lesson as a bonus! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 26, 2011

    Fabulous Historical Fiction!

    0 4/5 0, May 23, 2011


Lodging


Gift Ideas

Fly To Caribbean Vintage Post Card

vintage,retro,travel,vacation,world,caribbean,usa,
Caribbean Vintage Travel Art Advertisement Broadsides Vintage Ads and Travel Posters from early twentieth century including vacation destinations in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Japan, China, Mexico, Cuba, Middle East, South America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and many more exotic locations around the world.
Price: $$1.10

Fly to the Caribbean Vintage Travel Tourism Post Cards

vintage, travel, tourism, caribbean, pirates,
Fly to the Caribbean!
Price: $$1.00

Destination Wedding Tote Bags Caribbean

groom, bride, monogram, caribbean, names, wedding,
Custom Monogram Travel Wedding Tote Bags Caribbean. Customize with your names, date, monogram and destination. A great welcome gift for your guests. Fill with beach things and wedding information.
Price: $$10.95

Jamaica Caribbean Vintage Tourism Travel Ad Postcard

vintage, travel, tourism, retro, tourist, ads,
Jamaica Caribbean Vintage Tourism Travel Ad
Price: $$1.00

Certificates