Best Grenada Caribbean & West Indies History Books
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1. Conquistador Voices: The Spanish Conquest of the Americas as Recounted Largely by the Participants
Author: by Kevin H Siepel
Published at: Spruce Tree Press; 1st edition (October 12, 2015)
The Spanish Conquest: What Really Happened? If you’re a person who likes to learn the messy details of events likely sanitized in your schoolbooks, Conquistador Voices may be for you. You’re likely to find this book not only informative but easy to read, because Conquistador Voices is built around first-person narrativesthe kind of thing that usually holds our attention.
Think of it as a film documentary in written form, one that tells an important story in 500-year-old sound bites and narrative, and that does so in a way that informs without moralizing. In this two-volume set you’ll find neither a defense of the conquistadors nor a politically correct polemic against them.
What you will find is a one-stop, five-part layman’s summary of the Conquest, one that delves dispassionately into persons and events we still talk about today. To see who’s covered in each volume, click on the volume’s cover image and then Look Inside.
If you like what you see, order a copy for yourself or other history buff today.
2. From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean 1492-1969
Author: by Eric Williams
Published at: Vintage; 1st Vintage Books ed edition (April 12, 1984)
The first of its kind, From Columbus to Castro is a definitive work about a profoundly important but neglected and misrepresented area of the world. Quite simply it’s about millions of people scattered across an arc of islands – Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados, Antigua, Martinique, Trinidad, among others – separated by the languages and cultures of their colonizers, but joined together, nevertheless, by a common heritage.
3. Magic Mushrooms: The Psilocybin Mushroom Bible – A Guide to Cultivation and Safe Use
Author: by Hank Bryant
Published at: Independently published (April 21, 2019)
GROW YOUR OWN MAGIC MUSHROOMS AT HOMEThe Psilocybin Mushroom Bible is for anyone who wants to understand the basics of magic mushrooms, their safe use and ways to cultivate them quickly, safely, and effectively at home. This book will guide you through different methods of cultivating psilocybin mushrooms and provide you with detailed step-by-step instructions on how to create your first flush at home.
The author outlines different ways to grow magic mushrooms to fit everyone’s needs, from basic growing teks, such as the PF tek and Psilly Simon’s Method, ideally suited for the beginner, to more advanced techniques such as working with agar and grain.
Whatever your level of experience is, this book is the right companion on your psychedelic journey. In detail, this book allows you to Get a comprehensive overview of magic mushrooms and feel comfortable to start your own mushroom experience Learn everything about the biology of the psilocybin mushroom Get to know the most common psilocybin species and be able to identify them Discover some facts and figures about the magic of mushrooms that you’ll have never heard before!
4. A Coloring Book For Stoners: Stress Relieving Psychedelic Art For Adults
Author: by Alex Gibbons
Published at: Independently published (February 9, 2020)
Are you looking for a new and unique coloring book to take with you on your next trip? Want to chill and experience the benefits of mindfulness? Want to do something productive while watching random videos on YouTube? Uncover a ton of fun and trippy illustrations in this stoner coloring book!
Packed with loads of trippy, high-quality illustrations, this stoner-themed coloring book is ideal for your next trip. With 32 pages in both black and white variations of stoner-inspired imagery, now you can breathe life and color into these fun and enjoyable designs!
The ideal gift for a stoner you know, coloring is a great way of unlocking your mind and channeling your inner creativity plus, it also helps you practice mindfulness and make your trips even better! Coloring book details: Promotes mindfulness, creativity, and relaxation A ton of high-quality stoner-themed images Black and white variations of every image Single-sided paper to make tearing out your favorites easy!
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LEAN & GREEN DIET: Burn Fat, Kill Hunger and Enjoy Flavorful Meals with 600 Healthy Recipes | 30-Day Meal Plan for a Lifelong Transformation (Italian Edition)
Author: by Rachel Dash
Published at: Independently published (February 2, 2021)
Are you feeling tried and tested from the previous failed attempts at losing weight? Keeping an eye on calories minute by minute mustn’t be that much fun. EVERY TIME you go on a diet, your mind goes into a deep and complicated STRESS to defeat.
You think about how many times you have to cook elaborate meals. You think about the pesky fat that makes you feel so inadequate and insecure! But the stress caused by following a dietIt won’t be a problem anymore! Usually, the motivation is there to start, but I know how difficult it can be to follow a complex diet with hard-to-find ingredients!
When I followed diets I often thought: I deserved a faster metabolism!. I don’t know if it ever happened to you, but I was SICK of having to give up my favorite things! Many times, I looked at myself thinking even if I eat very little, I’ll get fat!
Why do other people eat twice as much and still manage to stay fit? This is a thought I have struggled with my entire life. I’ve always loved eating; I’ve always been a foodie, and this has often backfired with every diet I’ve tried.
6. The Assassination of Maurice Bishop
Author: by Godfrey Smith
Published at: Ian Randle Publishers; Illustrated edition (September 18, 2020)
The trial of the ‘Grenada 17’ for the assassination of Maurice Bishop, the popular leader of the Grenada Revolution, though resulting in a guilty verdict for all of them, left many unanswered questions. Among those questions were: who ordered the killing and where was the body taken?
Now, after close to four decades comes an authoritative work that, while not claiming to provide all the answers, sheds new and credible light on the tragedy which unfolded on that fateful day in October 1983 and the chilling sequence of events that precipitated them.
At the heart of Godfrey Smith’s revealing book, The Assassination of Maurice Bishop, is the role of Bernard Coard who, over the brief life of the revolution, was transformed from Bishop’s friend and comrade into a jealous, power-hungry conspirator who manipulated a cadre of young, impressionable acolytes in the revolutionary army, to orchestrate an impractical proposal for a Bishop-Coard joint leadership which leads to a deadly schism in the party after Bishop ultimately rejects the idea, and a rapid descent into chaos ending in Bishop’s assassination.
7. The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna (Caribbean Studies Series)
Author: by Christopher Taylor
Published at: University Press of Mississippi/Signal Books, Ltd.; Reprint edition (May 5, 2016)
In The Black Carib Wars, Christopher Taylor offers the most thoroughly researched history of the struggle of the Garifuna people to preserve their freedom on the island of St. Vincent. Today, thousands of Garifuna people live in Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and the United States, preserving their unique culture and speaking a language that directly descends from that spoken in the Caribbean at the time of Columbus.
All trace their origins back to St. Vincent where their ancestors were native Carib Indians and shipwrecked or runaway West African slaveshence the name by which they were known to French and British colonialists: Black Caribs. In the 1600s they encountered Europeans as adversaries and allies.
But from the early 1700s, white people, particularly the French, began to settle on St. Vincent. The treaty of Paris in 1763 handed the island to the British who wanted the Black Caribs’ land to grow sugar. Conflict was inevitable, and in a series of bloody wars punctuated by uneasy peace the Black Caribs took on the might of the British Empire.
8. The U.S. Invasion of Grenada: Legacy of a Flawed Victory
Author: by Philip Kukielski
Published at: McFarland; Illustrated edition (December 16, 2019)
In the fall of 1983, arguably the coldest year of the decades-long Cold War, the world’s greatest superpower invaded Grenada, a Marxist-led Caribbean nation the size of Atlanta. Why and how this unlikely one-week war was waged was shrouded in secrecy at the time-and has remained so ever since.
This book is an overdue reconsideration of Operation Urgent Fury, based on historical evidence that only recently has been revealed in declassified documents, oral history interviews and memoir accounts. This chronological narrative emphasizes the human dimension of a sudden crisis now regarded as the greatest foreign policy challenge of President Ronald Reagan’s first term.
Because the American intervention was hastily drafted, many snafus and accidents marked the chaotic initial days of the operation. Inevitably it fell to individual soldiers, aviators and sailors to perform heroic acts to make up for faulty intelligence, inadequate communication or poor coordination.
This work recounts their inspiring, underreported stories in filling out a more complete portrait of Operation Urgent Fury. The final chapter recounts the invasion’s aftereffects, especially the unexpected role it played in Congressional reform of the military for future combat in the Middle East.
9. An Empire Divided: The American Revolution and the British Caribbean (Early American Studies)
Author: by Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
Published at: University of Pennsylvania Press; Illustrated edition (July 18, 2000)
There were 26not 13British colonies in America in 1776. Of these, the six colonies in the CaribbeanJamaica, Barbados, the Leeward Islands, Grenada and Tobago, St. Vincent; and Dominicawere among the wealthiest. These island colonies were closely related to the mainland by social ties and tightly connected by trade.
In a period when most British colonists in North America lived less than 200 miles inland and the major cities were all situated along the coast, the ocean often acted as a highway between islands and mainland rather than a barrier.
The plantation system of the islands was so similar to that of the southern mainland colonies that these regions had more in common with each other, some historians argue, than either had with New England. Political developments in all the colonies moved along parallel tracks, with elected assemblies in the Caribbean, like their mainland counterparts, seeking to increase their authority at the expense of colonial executives.
Yet when revolution came, the majority of the white island colonists did not side with their compatriots on the mainland. A major contribution to the history of the American Revolution, An Empire Divided traces a split in the politics of the mainland and island colonies after the Stamp Act Crisis of 1765-66, when the colonists on the islands chose not to emulate the resistance of the patriots on the mainland.
10. Maurice Bishop Speaks: The Grenada Revolution and Its Overthrow 1979-83
Author: by Bruce Marcus
Published at: Pathfinder Press (NY); 1st edition (December 1, 1983)
The triumph of the 1979 revolution in the Caribbean island of Grenada had “importance for all struggles around the world,” said Maurice Bishop, its central leader. Invaluable lessons from that workers and farmers government, overturned in a Stalinist-led coup in 1983, can be found in this collection of Bishop’s speeches and interviews.