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A Small Place
by Jamaica Kincaid

Language

English

Pages

98

Publication Date

April 28, 2000

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<p>A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of <i>Annie John</i></p><p><i>"If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ."</i></p><p>So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up.</p><p>Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, <i>A Small Place</i> cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.</p>
Lonely Planet Cuba (Travel Guide)
by , Carolyn McCarthy

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<P><I>#1 best-selling guide to Cuba*</I> </P><P><B>Lonely Planet <I>Cuba</I> </B>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk through Havana's cobbled streets and evoke the ghosts of mega-rich sugar barons and sabre-rattling buccaneers; stay in a private homestay where you can quickly uncover the nuances of everyday Cuban life; and hop on your bike and hit the quintessentially rural Cuba in Valle de Vinales; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cuba and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside Lonely Planet's</B> <B><I>Cuba </I></B><B>Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Full-color </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, cuisine, music, dance, outdoor activities, literature, culture <li><B>Covers</B> Havana, Artemisa, Isla de la Juventud, Valle de Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Bay of Pigs, Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate </B>and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip </B>between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links </B>to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B>Lonely Planet <I>Cuba</I>,</B> our most comprehensive guide to Cuba, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled </P></UL><P><b>About Lonely Planet: </B>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.</p> <p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
Conquistador Voices: The Spanish Conquest of the Americas as Reco...
by Kevin H Siepel

Language

English

Pages

340

Publication Date

December 14, 2015

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<b>The Spanish Conquest: What Really Happened?</b><br /> <span>Columbus discovered America, Cortés conquered the Aztecs, Pizarro the Incas. Soto had something to do with the Mississippi. And Cabeza de Vaca?  Well, your teacher never mentioned him.</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>For most Americans, this is the extent of our knowledge about the invasion of the western hemisphere and subjection of its native peoples by a foreign power.</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>But now you can fill this gap in your knowledge by reading </span><i>Conquistador Voices</i><span>. You're likely to find the experience engaging because </span><i>Conquistador Voices </i><span>is built around first-person narratives.</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>You'll hear what happened from the lips of the foreign invaders themselves and, in some cases, from the people whose lands were invaded--the native Americans. Think of this book as a film documentary in written form, with 500-year-old "sound bites" blended into a smooth-flowing author narrative that refrains from telling you what to think, but rather leaves you to make your own moral judgments.</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>In these two volumes you'll find neither a defense of the conquistadors nor a politically correct polemic against them.</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>Volume I opens with the four voyages of Christopher Columbus, offering new insights into this man's complex character. It then explores in lavish detail the conquest of Mexico by Hernán Cortés. In Volume II you'll be taken into the high Andes with the brazen Pizarro brothers, into the wilds of Texas and Mexico with Álvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, and along a trail of successive misfortunes--through today's Florida,Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas--with the expedition of Hernando de Soto.</span><br /><span> </span><br /><i>Conquistador Voices</i><span> is a one-stop layman's summary of this epic period, delving into persons and events we still talk about today.  </span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>Order a copy for yourself or other history buff now. If you require instant gratification, you may download the Kindle edition at once.</span>
Fodor's Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call (Travel Guide Book 17)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. <br /><br />Packed with information on more than 40 ports of call and a dozen ports of embarkation, Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call is a comprehensive guide to everything from sightseeing information and strategies to help cruisers plan their own shore excursions to some basic information on the cruise-ship experience.<br /><br />This travel guide includes:<br />· Dozens of maps<br />· A "Cruise Primer" with the basics of cruising and "Cruising the Caribbean" with capsule overviews of every major cruise line<br />· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks<br />· Covered ports of call: Private Islands; St. John's, Antigua; Oranjestad, Aruba; Bridgetown, Barbados; Belize City, Belize; Bermuda; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Calica (Playa del Carmen), Mexico; Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Costa Maya, Mexico; Willemstad, Curacao; Roseau, Dominica; Falmouth, Jamaica; Freeport-Lucaya, Bahamas; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands; St. George's, Grenada; Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe; Key West, Florida; La Romana, Dominican Republic; Fort-de-France, Martinique; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Nassau, Bahamas; Charlestown, Nevis; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Progreso, Mexico; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Roatan, Honduras; Samana (Cayo Levantado), Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Santo Domingo, Domican Republic; Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala; Gustavia, St. Barthelemy; Fredericksted, St. Croix; Cruz Bay, St. John; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Castries, St. Lucia; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Kingstown, St. Vincent; Road Town, Tortola; and The Valley, Virgin Gorda<br />· Covered ports of embarkation: Baltimore, Maryland; Charleston, South Carolina; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Galveston, Texas; Houston, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; Miami, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York, New York; Port Canaveral, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tampa, Florida
Frommer's Costa Rica 2018 (Complete Guides)
by Nicholas Gill

Language

English

Pages

878

Publication Date

January 09, 2017

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<p>This is Costa Rica advice the way a friend would give it to you: fiercely opinionated, funny, and brimming not only with advice about what to see and do, but also what’s not worth your time.Whether you plan to hike through rainforests (and cloud forests), windsurf on Lake Arenal, bathe in geothermal pools or head to sun-soaked beaches where sea turtles nest, our expert has your back. A seasoned journalist, Nicholas Gill offers opinionated, no-punches-pulled advice on how to <i>smartly</i> explore this exhilarating country.</p> <p><b><i>Frommer’s Costa Rica</i> contains:</b></p> <p><b>Dozens of stunning, full-color photos throughout</b></p> <p><b>Helpful maps, </b>including a fully-detachable fold-out map</p> <p><b>Strategic itineraries</b>, including for families and short stays, so you can make the most of your time </p> <p><b>Authentic experiences </b>to help you appreciate Costa Rican culture, food, nature sights and customs like a local </p> <p><b>Candid reviews </b>of the best restaurants, attractions, tours, shops, and experiences—and advice on the ones not worth your time and money</p> <p><b>Accurate, up-to-date info </b>on transportation, useful websites, costs, telephone numbers, and more </p> <p><b>Budget-planning help</b> with the lowdown on prices and ways to save money, whether you’re traveling on a shoestring or in the lap of luxury<b> <br /> </b></p> <p><b>About Frommer’s: </b>There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s.</p>
Becoming a Sailor: A Singlehand Sailing Adventure
by Paul Trammell

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

December 25, 2017

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"Fear is here for us to face, and adventure waits on the other side. " <br /><br />An immersive non-fiction adventure story, "Becoming a Sailor" captures the scene as one would experience it. Readers will feel that they are sailing in the ocean on a dark and windy night, beating into a northwest wind and heavy seas while rounding Cape Canaveral. They will feel the cold water hit them in the face when waves crash into the little sailboat. They will experience the joy of a perfect day, sailing at hull-speed under bright sunshine across the open water halfway between Cuba and Florida. They will dive in the clear waters of The Bahamas and see the ancient and cavernous coral around which swim schools of blue tang, majestic queen angelfish, and the upside-down royal gramma. The reader will surf big waves in Puerto Rico, freedive into underwater caves in Florida, visit the remote Venezuelan outpost of Isla Aves, explore a huge and abandoned 1800's fort in the Florida Straits. Alligators will be encountered deep in the Okefenokee swamp. Manta rays, dolphin, sharks, Goliath grouper, and many colorful reef fish move in and out of the story.<br /><br />"Becoming a Sailor" also goes into technical detail about the repairs and additions to Sobrius, a 1972 Dufour Arpege, as well as the techniques the author had to learn in order to sail singlehanded on multi-day passages.<br /><br />The narrative moves back and forth in time, from the author's adventures leading up to the purchase of Sobrius to the final journey, singlehanded, from Tampa Bay to The Dry Tortugas, then Miami, and finally to St Augustine. When the author departed on this passage, he had little experience, but had done much preparation and study. Still he was not certain about many things, including his ability, the ability of the vessel, and whether or not he could sleep in 20 minute increments for three or four days at a time. All the unknowns of a first singlehanded voyage lead to a fascinating experience which is shared with vivid description of both scene and mind in this gripping tale of adventure at sea.
Stark's History and Guide to the Bahama Islands
by John H. Stark

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

April 16, 2015

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This classic is organized as follows:<br /><br />I. How to Reach Nassau<br />II. Discovery of the Bahamas by Columbus<br />III. Aboriginal Inhabitants<br />IV. The Buccaneers<br />V. The Charter and Settlement of the Bahamas<br />VI. Expulsis Piratis, Restituta Commercia<br />VII. Capture of Nassau by Commodore Hopkins<br />VIII. Conquest and Settlement of the Bahamas by the Loyalists<br />IX. Nassau During the Blockade<br />X. Blockade Running<br />XI. Nassau<br />XII. Places of Interest in the Vicinity of Nassau<br />XIII. The Out Islands<br />XIV. The Monument Erected to Mark the Spot on Which Columbus Landed<br />XV. Description of the Bahamas in 1783<br />XVI. The Inhabitants of the Bahamas, Their Manners and Customs<br />XVII. Negroes and Slavery<br />XVIII. Government<br />XIX. Commerce and Agriculture<br />XX. Sponge Fisheries<br />XXI. Climate—The Bahamas as a Health Resort<br />XXII. The Geological Formation of the Bahamas<br />XXIII. Religion and Education
Most Popular Jamaican Recipes Quick and Easy: A Jamaican Cookbook...
by Grace Barrington-Shaw

Language

English

Pages

71

Publication Date

July 10, 2016

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<b>Another great recipe cookbook by Grace Barrington-Shaw this time providing wonderful dishes from the gorgeous Island of Jamaica.</b><br /><br /><br />Included in this book you will find quintessential Jamaican recipes cooked and enjoyed in any home on the Caribbean Island.<br /> <br /><br /><h2>Learn how to cook the most popular dishes of Jamaica, all the favorites are here:</h2><br /><br /><br />•Jerk Chicken<br /><br />•Escoveitched Fish<br /><br />•Stewed Peas with Beef<br /><br />•Ackee and Saltfish<br /><br />•Callaloo<br /><br />•Sweet Potato Pudding<br /><br />•Coconut Drops<br /><br />•Gizzarda<br /><br />•and more!<br /><br /><br /><br /><h2>Have you ever visited the fabulous Island of Jamaica? Why not re-live that vibrant, sun and music filled vacation again and again!</h2><br /><br /><br />Bring Jamaica to your home, with authentic, flavorsome recipes that will form your guide to the wonderful world of Jamaican cuisine.<br /><br /><br /><h2>Impress your loved ones and friends! Easy to follow recipes.</h2><br /><br /><br />Simple recipes using easy to find ingredients. Most meals can be prepared in under 30mins. Includes popular recipes for main dishes, soups, deserts and treats.<br /><br /><br /><br /><h2>Rekindle your childhood memories</h2><br /><br /><br />If you are from Jamaican heritage and want to enhance your cooking skills. These recipes will show you how to cook the Jamaican recipes that you grew up with, in the right way. Continue the tradition, teach and pass on these recipes to family members. <br /><br /><br /><h2>Learn how to cook like a true Jamaican!</h2><br /><br /><br />Grace Barrington-Shaw was born and raised in Jamaica and so Jamaican food is second nature, however cooking Jamaican food isn’t difficult, if you know how. Within this Jamaican cookbook, Grace shows you exactly how…quickly and easily!<br /> <br /><br /><h2>Available to read on all formats: Kindle, Android, IPhone, tablets, PC & MAC</h2><br /><br /><br /><h2>Scroll up and click 'BUY'</h2>
The Truth About Cruise Ships - A Cruise Ship Officer Survives the...
by Jay Herring

Language

English

Pages

316

Publication Date

January 10, 2012

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Chapter 1<br /><br />I had been onboard my first ship for five days when I met a woman from Trinidad and Tobago in the crew bar. She was a black woman and she was overweight, maybe even a little flabby, but such a sweetheart.<br /><br />“So do you have a girlfriend?” she asked, changing the subject.<br /><br />“No.”<br /><br />“Have you been with anyone on the ship yet?”<br /><br />“Nope. It’s actually been twelve years since I slept with someone.”<br /><br />“Come on now.”<br /><br />“It’s true.” I said, and then told her why (more on that later).<br /><br />“Hmm. That’s fascinating. You know, I used to sleep with a skinny white guy from England on my last ship. You remind me of him.”<br /><br />“Oh, yeah?”<br /><br />“He and I had lots of fun, and I never left him unsatisfied. I may not look it, but I’m actually a really good lover.”<br /><br />“You don’t say.”<br /><br />“I’ve been with lots of men in my day. I’m forty-one, after all. And in my years, I’ve learned exactly what men like and how to please them. And now”—she took a sip of her drink—“and now all the men I sleep with are extremely satisfied.”<br /><br />I had always imagined athletic girls—especially flexible athletic girls—to be the best lovers. But this lady from Trinidad had me rethinking that assumption. Maybe it was just another one of the after effects of abstinence, but her voodoo mannerisms were now bordering on sensual.<br /><br />“Would you like to have sex with me?” she asked, taking another sip of her drink. “We could go to my cabin right now.”<br /><br />Woodrow.<br /><br />I couldn’t believe how quickly the opportunity had presented itself. “I might be interested in that.”<br /><br />“Might?”<br /><br />“Yeah.”<br /><br />“But not right now?”<br /><br />“Yeah, not just yet.”<br /><br />“Okay, well, you think about it and I’ll call you later this week.” She got up and left me at the table, alone with my thoughts.<br /><br />My cabin phone rang at 8:00 p.m. two days later.<br /><br />“Hi, it’s me,” she said. “How are you?”<br /><br />“I’m good. How are you?” I responded.<br /><br />“Good, good. Are you ready to do what we talked about the other night?” she asked, wasting no time on idle chit-chat...<br /><br />.<br />.<br /><br /><br />A finalist in the Global eBook Awards, this is a behind-the-scenes look at cruise ships in a way that's never been done before. Some of the stories are shocking, some are enlightening, but most are just laugh-out-loud entertaining. This tour behind those "Crew Only" doors will reveal:<br /><br />- How romance on a cruise ship is unlike anywhere else<br />- The insane things passengers do<br />- Why alcohol is mandatory at sea<br />- How nude cruises compare to Christian cruises<br />- A first-hand account of damage from getting caught in a hurricane<br /><br />Jay Herring was an American senior officer and one of the few who had physical access to the entire ship. <br /><br />He's appeared on: The O'Reilly Factor, USA Today, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, CNN International, Fox News, CNBC, CTV, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, ABC's Nightline, CBS This Morning, Geraldo Rivera, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, and Frommers.<br /><br />He worked with every department and every senior officer, including the captain. His wife worked in the casino, and combined they worked for Carnival Cruise Lines for 10 years and sailed on over 503 cruises.<br /><br />If you've ever wondered what happens below deck on a cruise ship, then get ready to laugh through an experience unlike any other!<br />
Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica
by Zora Neale Hurston

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<p>As a first-hand account of the weird mysteries and horrors of voodoo, <em>Tell My Horse</em> is an invaluable resource and fascinating guide. Based on Zora Neale Hurston's personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica, where she participated as an initiate rather than just an observer of voodoo practices during her visits in the 1930s, this travelogue into a dark world paints a vividly authentic picture of ceremonies and customs and superstitions of great cultural interest.</p>

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