Caribbean by James Michener
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  • While sometimes he can get a little wordy, I find his novels to be an excellent introduction to the history of a region

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      James Michener has made a specialty of writing long epic novels which focus on a particular location and tells a series of tales throughout history. The Caribbean is no exception. The novel tells the tale of the many islands and lands that surround the Caribbean Sea. A

      true historical novel, Caribbean mixes actual figures with fictional characters. So people like Henry Morgan come to life.

      It helps that the Caribbean is such a fascinating area. Apart from the many varied tribes that populated the various islands, it is also the home of the mighty Mayan empire.


      • It was also the focus of some of the most powerful Empires of

        Europe, as Spain, Portugal, England and France all fought bitterly over the riches of South America and the Caribbean Islands.

        Michener has a talent for imbedding his novels with an overall sense of purpose and direction, and

        for making the land a central character in his novel so that he can tie together the characters and stories that stretch across hundreds and even thousands of years. While sometimes he can get a little wordy, I find his novels to be an excellent introduction to the history of a region.




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