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Book Review: A Brief History Of The Caribbean

A Brief History Of The Caribbean:  From The Arawak And The Carib To The Present, by Jan Rogozinski The great German statesman Otto von Bismarck once said that it was best not to know how one’s laws and one’s sausages … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Traveller’s History Of The Caribbean

A Traveller’s History Of The Caribbean, by James Ferguson One of the notable aspects of many histories is that they compress a great deal of the past and then go into far more detail about more recent information, showing a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Literature Of The Caribbean

Literature Of The Caribbean, by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert When I requested this book from the library, I expected it to be a selection of literature about the Caribbean.  That would have been at least a potentially interesting book.  I have visited … Continue reading

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Into The Sea

As I commented at some length about my own problems in flying to St. Lucia for the Feasts of Tabernacles this week, I figured it would be worthwhile to comment on the problems my mum and stepfather faced.  Due at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fodor’s Essential Caribbean

Fodor’s Essential Caribbean, by Fodor’s Travel For those who are not aware, my family and I are planning on going to St. Lucia for the Feast of Tabernacles and as is my fashion [1], I tend to enjoy reading books … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tropical Family Vacations

Tropical Family Vacations In The Caribbean, Hawaii, South Florida, and Mexico, by Laura Sutherland This is a rare travel book that delivers more or less exactly what you are looking for.  It gives the precise locations where it provides travel … Continue reading

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Book Review: Banished And Forgotten

Banished And Forgotten: Irish Slaves In The West Indies, by Louise Gherasim, Illustrated by Neecol Johnson This book is a short one, only about 175 pages including maps, references, and a historical appendix that looks at some of the noted … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tainos: Rise And Decline Of The People Who Greeted Columbus

The Tainos: Rise And Decline Of The People Who Greeted Columbus, by Irving Rouse This book is one of those which was written in order to capitalize on the attention surrounding the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Islands Of Eden

Islands Of Eden: St. Vincent & The Grenadines, by Ferenc Mátè The author and photographer of this book, an Italian, has performed an immensely worthwhile task in this book, and that is presenting through photographs and occasional supporting task a … Continue reading

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