A Continent of Islands
Searching for the Caribbean DestinyBook - 1993
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.
Publisher: Reading, Mass. ; Don Mills, Ont. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., , c1992
Branch Call Number: 972.9 Kur 3206 01
Characteristics: xii, 324 p. : ill., map