A Continent of Islands: Searching for The Caribbean Destiny

Title

A Continent of Islands: Searching for The Caribbean Destiny

Authors

Mark Kurlansky

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Book

Description

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.

Publication Date

1992

Publisher

Addison-Wesley Publishing Company

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State

MA

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History | Nonfiction

A Continent of Islands: Searching for The Caribbean Destiny

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