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A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny

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In this richly detailed portrait of the individual countries and peoples of the Caribbean, Mark Kurlansky brings to life a society and culture often kept hidden from foreigners—the arts, history, politics, and economics of the region, as well as the vivid day-to-day lives of its citizens. From the Newyoriccans of Levittown, Puerto Rico; to the state-salaried popular musicians of Cuba; to the practitioners of good political hurricanemanship (who know how to stretch statistics to bring in relief funds), A Continent of Islands paints portraits that will prove equally fascinating to tourists who know the Caribbean only as a string of beach resorts, and to readers curious about U.S. efforts to influence its neighbors.

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"In this richly detailed portrait of the individual countries and peoples of the Caribbean, Mark Kurlansky brings to life a society and culture often kept hidden from foreigners—the arts, history, poli"

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"An engaging book by an excellent journalist. . . ".--Washington Post Book World. "A penetrating analysis of the social, political, sexual, and cultural worlds that exist behind the four-color Caribbean travel posters".--Kirkus Reviews. Photographs.

About the Author

Mark Kurlansky has reported on the Caribbean for the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201622317
Author:
Kurlansky, Mark
Publisher:
Da Capo
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
History, theory and practice
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
World History-Caribbean
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19930231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 17 oz

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"In this richly detailed portrait of the individual countries and peoples of the Caribbean, Mark Kurlansky brings to life a society and culture often kept hidden from foreigners—the arts, history, poli"
"Synopsis" by , "An engaging book by an excellent journalist. . . ".--Washington Post Book World. "A penetrating analysis of the social, political, sexual, and cultural worlds that exist behind the four-color Caribbean travel posters".--Kirkus Reviews. Photographs.
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