9780449217498

Caribbean

Michener, James A.

ISBN 10: 0449217493 / 0-449-21749-3
ISBN 13: 9780449217498
Publisher: Fawcett Crest
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
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

Review:
"A grand epic."
THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
Master 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 Club

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Book Description: Random House USA Inc, United States, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Re-issue. 175 x 107 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780449217498

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