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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


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Caribbean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about a group of islands. For the indigenous inhabitants of Caribbean region and people of Caribbean descent, see Caribbean people.

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  • Fawcett Crest

    Caribbean

    Book (Fawcett Crest)
    List Price: $8.99


  • Fodor's

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

    Book (Fodor's)

    Rating (11 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Fodor's

    Excellent tool for the first time traveler to the Caribbean

    0 5/5 TR1776 (Somerville, MA, US) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fodor's Caribbean 2015 (Full-color Travel Guide) (Paperback) Excellent tool for the first time traveler to the Caribbean. I am planning a 6 week (January- February) winter diving vacation and have bought several dive and travel books. Fodor's Caribbean is the most up to date and well laid out travel guide I have read. Divers should also check out Best Dives of the Caribbean. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 1, 2014

    Excellent coverage of the specific islands I was looking for

    0 5/5 WearyReader (Salt Lake City) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fodor's Caribbean 2015 (Full-color Travel Guide) (Kindle Edition) Excellent coverage of the specific islands I was looking for, but the Kindle version is a little hard to navigate (no hot links in the index), and a few of the entries were a little dated even though I used the 2015 guide almost the minute it came out. That probably can't be helped, given the extremely wide scope this quite covers (the whole Caribbean!). I was looking for an English guide to Guadeloupe, and this is basically the go-to book, so despite the navigation problems I'll give it 5 stars. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 6, 2015

    Disappointed Second Time Around

    If this is your first general Caribbean book, it is great. It is disappointing, however, to buy an "updated" version to find that the same exact stock photography is used. Prices are updated, and some resort info changed, but you can side-by-side compare most islands and it is about exactly the same. The island maps could also be clearer; listing "Resorts 1-7" with a line isn't very specific.One change that was made from the 2011 edition was the removal of : Highly Recommended, Facilities, Smoking options, the option (need) to BYOB, and Family Friendly. The icon for what used to be Credit Cards accepted now stands for no credit cards. When you have people who have been reading your books, changing icons can big a big deal. Also, Family Friendly is just as important to those traveling with families to those traveling without.On a positive note, when in Curacao, in 2010, it was neat to show our tour guide that his company was in the book... 3/5 Jmarie Pearson - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fodor's Caribbean 2015 (Full-color Travel Guide) (Paperback) If this is your first general Caribbean book, it is great. It is disappointing, however, to buy an "updated" version to find that the same exact stock photography is used. Prices are updated, and some resort info changed, but you can side-by-side compare most islands and it is about exactly the same. The island maps could also be clearer; listing "Resorts 1-7" with a line isn't very specific.One change that was made from the 2011 edition was the removal of : Highly Recommended, Facilities, Smoking options, the option (need) to BYOB, and Family Friendly. The icon for what used to be Credit Cards accepted now stands for no credit cards. When you have people who have been reading your books, changing icons can big a big deal. Also, Family Friendly is just as important to those traveling with families to those traveling without.On a positive note, when in Curacao, in 2010, it was neat to show our tour guide that his company was in the book... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 23, 2015
    List Price: $24.99


  • Atlantic Monthly Press

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

    Book (Atlantic Monthly Press)

    Rating (12 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    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

    Good Try

    0 5/5 William Harbin (USA) - See all my reviews, March 29, 2015
    List Price: $28.00


  • Death by Honeymoon (Caribbean Murder Series, Book 1)

    eBooks

    Rating (987 reviews):
    (3.7/5)

    Predictable and Poorly Written

    0 1/5 Beth D. - See all my reviews This review is from: Death by Honeymoon (Caribbean Murder Series, Book 1) (Kindle Edition) I am surprised at the positive reviews for this book. I found the book to be very predictable and poorly written. The characters were one-dimensional; either they were Cindy's allies or they were evil, horrible people. In addition, I don't know if this is related to the Kindle or it's an issue with the book itself, but there were numerous mistakes: for example, "Ralph" is once referred to as "Richard" and there were a few other instances like this. At the conclusion, everything happens fast and there is no actual discussion of how the case is solved. All in all, not believable and I wish I had not chosen this book to read. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 11, 2011

    Worst Book I've Read In A Long Time

    0 1/5 deb3009 (south chicago suburbs) - See all my reviews This review is from: Death by Honeymoon (Book #1 in the Caribbean Murder Series) (Paperback) I had such hope for this book. Beautiful cover, and the thought of a new mystery series taking place in the Caribbean. What could be a better read in the dead of winter?Well NOT this book!The writing is awful, mistakes are abundant, and you're so distracted by the poor publication quality of this book(numerous blank spaces where words should be)that the plot becomes meaningless. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 8, 2012

    Death by Honeymoon

    0 1/5 CTreader - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Death by Honeymoon (Caribbean Murder Series, Book 1) (Kindle Edition) Predictable plot and not particularly well written. Hands down one of the worst books that I have ever read. Less than one star. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 8, 2012


  • Caribbean

    Movie

    Rating (12 reviews):
    (3.9/5)

    Disappointed

    0 2/5 Royalfan83 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Caribbean (Amazon Instant Video) I also had the problem of no audio. I bought one of the other beach videos and it had sound so I expected sound, and am not happy with the purchase. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 24, 2013

    Tranquil, too much

    0 3/5 wams58 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Caribbean (Amazon Instant Video) Trunk Bay is an amazing place, I've been there. Unfortunately, this streaming video did not comewith any sound. Not sure if that was intentional; I doubt it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 18, 2013

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 Wendy F. - See all my reviews This review is from: Caribbean (Amazon Instant Video) beautiful 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 5, 2014


  • DK Eyewitness Travel

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Caribbean

    Book (DK Eyewitness Travel)

    Rating (4 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    DK Eyewitness Travel

    Great Overall Caribbean Travel guide

    0 5/5 SuperflyCabral (Garden City, KS) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Caribbean (Paperback) Wonderful pictures and maps. I was looking for a travel book about Jamaica. DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have never let me down.....so instead of just Jamaica I decided to get this Caribbean guide. SO GLAD I DID. I now have plenty of other places on my list to travel to next! As far as the Jamaica portion in the book, I did get what I was looking for. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 23, 2015

    A Disappointment

    0 3/5 SabreSailor - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Caribbean (Paperback) I am a very big fan of the DK Eyewitness series. I have used them all over the world and think they are superb.The Caribbean version was a disappointment. Perhaps it is that it is trying to cover such a large and diverse area, but I found so many sights totally missing. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 13, 2015

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 Lee McNulty (WESTMINSTER, MD, US) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Caribbean (Paperback) Great text with much detail and insight - I would recommend it ! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 16, 2015
    List Price: $30.00


  • Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts

    eBooks


  • University Of Chicago Press

    The Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples

    Book (University Of Chicago Press)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    University Of Chicago Press

    Five Stars

    0 5/5 steve sherrets - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples (Paperback) Excellent 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 10, 2014
    List Price: $40.00


  • Island Spa Records

    Caribbean Music For Relaxation and Stress Relief

    Digital Music Album (Island Spa Records)


  • Ocean Cruise Guides

    Caribbean By Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide To Cruising The Caribbean

    Book (Ocean Cruise Guides)
    List Price: $19.95


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