In this acclaimed classic novel, James A. Michener sweeps listeners 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 700 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.
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"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)
I read this book years ago when I was in my thirties. Having it read to me again now in my sixties I was saddened multiple times by mans inhumanity to man. Not to spoil it for those who haven't read it......the last paragraph of this book makes it worth the read!
This is a terrific overview of Caribbean history and sociology. It was a delight to take along on a 2 week trip in the Caribbean and Panama Canal. Gave me a huge added dimension to the trip.
James Michener wrote with unmatched skill and knowledge, craftily weaving a compelling fictional narrative against the back drop off a well researched history. Like the rest of his novels, Caribbean does not disappoint!
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