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Caribbean a novel

From the 1310 conquest of the peaceful Arawaks by voracious 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 Castro--Caribbean carries us through 700 dramatic years in a tale teeming with revolution and romance, slavery and superstition, heartfelt characters and thunderous destinies.

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  • "From the 1310 conquest of the peaceful Arawaks by voracious 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 Castro--Caribbean carries us through 700 dramatic years in a tale teeming with revolution and romance, slavery and superstition, heartfelt characters and thunderous destinies."@en
  • "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 From the Paperback edition."@en
  • "A fictional account of the history of the Caribbean area includes the racial, political, and economic struggles from the arrival of Columbus and Spanish control to present day problems."
  • "A fictional account of the history of the Caribbean area includes the racial, political, and economic struggles from the arrival of Columbus and Spanish control to present day problems."@en
  • "Michener introduces a large audience to the Caribbean past."
  • "Begins in 1310, continues through Columbus's arrival, the bloody slave revolt of Haiti and finally the rise of Castro in Cuba."
  • "Beschrijving van de geschiedenis van een aantal landen en streken in het Caribisch gebied."
  • "The lush islands of the Caribbean have always possessed a special allure - as colonial treasures in days gone by, as vacation retreats today. Told in James A. Michener's incomparable fashion, here is a magnificent story of teh struggle for empire, and political, economic and racial currents in one of the most beautiful and hotly contested regions of the globe."@en

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  • "Fiction"
  • "History"@en
  • "History"
  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en

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  • "Caribbean a novel"@en
  • "Caribbean : a novel"
  • "Caribbean"
  • "Caribbean"@en