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- Random House 2011; US$ 13.27
For 200 years after 1650 the West Indies were the most fought-over colonies in the world, as Europeans made and lost immense fortunes growing and trading in sugar - a commodity so lucrative that it was known as white gold. Young men, beset by death and disease, an ocean away from the moral anchors of life in Britain, created immense... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Published for the first time in the U.S.?one of the two diaries on which the movie The Motorcycle Diaries is based?the moving and at times hilarious account of Che Guevara and Alberto Granado's eight-month tour of South America in 1952. In 1952 Alberto Granado, a young doctor, and his friend Ernesto Guevara, a 23-year-old medical student from... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 74.99
Curwen Best?s The Popular Music and Entertainment Culture of Barbados surveys the development of Barbadian popular music and entertainment culture by focusing on pivotal phenomena, artists, and movements in the evolution of Barbadian popular music and culture. Best concentrates, in particular, on transformations since 1980 and 2000 respectively,... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 89.99
The lands and waters of the Caribbean region have stimulated an extensive body of research and writing across the many fields of geography. This book collects, organizes, and presents as many of these scholarly publications as possible to aid in the teaching, study, and further scholarship of the geography of this area. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 30.00
In this award-winning environmental history of Cuba since the age of Columbus, Reinaldo Funes Monzote emphasizes the two processes that have had the most dramatic impact on the island's landscape: deforestation and sugar cultivation. During the first 300 years of Spanish settlement, sugar plantations arose primarily in areas where forests had been... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.99
At Tropicana you could play the roulette wheel, dance to the latest mambo or rumba, or simply ogle the parading goddesses of the flesh. It was the brightest jewel in 1950s Cuban nightlife, and Nat “King? Cole, Liberace, Josephine Baker, and Carmen Miranda performed there before audiences that included Ernest Hemingway, Marlon Brando, and Joan Crawford. ... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99
The inspiration for the NBC series Crossbones . The Republic of Pirates features the 18th-century pirates Edward ?Blackbeard? Teach and ?Black Sam? Bellamy, both of whom rose from England's underclass to become wealthy, notorious, and enormously powerful. Along with their associates in the Bahamas-based "Flying Gang," Teach and Bellamy banded... more...