A Continent Of Islands: Searching For The Caribbean Destiny

Paperback | March 21, 1993

byMark Kurlansky

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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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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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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...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.87 inPublished:March 21, 1993Publisher:Da Capo Press

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ISBN - 10:0201622319

ISBN - 13:9780201622317

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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