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    The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt

    In 1898, as the Spanish-American War was escalating, Theodore Roosevelt assembled an improbable regiment of Ivy Leaguers, cowboys, Native Americans, African-Americans, and Western Territory land speculators. This group of men, which became known as the Rough Riders, trained for four weeks in the Texas desert and then set sail for Cuba. Over the course of the summer, Roosevelt's Rough Riders fought valiantly, and sometimes recklessly, in the Cuban foothills, incurring casualties at a far greater rate than the Spanish. Roosevelt kept a detailed diary from the time he left Washington until his triumphant return from Cuba later that year. The Rough Riders was published to instant acclaim in 1899.Robust in its style and mesmerizing in its account of battle, it is exhilarating, illuminating, and utterly essential reading for every armchair historian and at-home general. The books in the Modern Library War series have been chosen by series editor Caleb Carr according to the significance of their subject matter, their contribution to the field of military history, and their literary merit.

    The Serpent and The Rainbow by Davis Wade

    In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to investigate two documented cases of zombis -- people who had reappeared in Haitian society years after they had been officially declared dead and had been buried. Drawn into a netherworld of rituals and celebrations, Davis penetrated the vodoun mystique deeply enough to place zombification in its proper context within vodoun culture. In the course of his investigation, Davis came to realize that the story of vodoun is the history of Haiti -- from the African origins of its people to the successful Haitian independence movement, down to the present day, where vodoun culture is, in effect, the government of Haiti's countryside. The Serpent and the Rainbow combines anthropological investigation with a remarkable personal adventure to illuminate and finally explain a phenomenon that has long fascinated Americans.

    Havana Nocturne by T J English

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    The Cuban Story by Herbert L Matthews

    A personal interpretation of the Cuban revolution and its impact on the United States and on Latin America by the noted New York Times correspondent and editor.

    The Traveller's Tree by Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was an intrepid traveler, a heroic soldier, and a writer with a unique prose style. After his stormy schooldays, followed by the walk across Europe to Constantinople that begins in A Time of Gifts (1977) and continues through Between the Woods and the Water (1986), he lived and traveled in the Balkans and the Greek Archipelago. His books Mani (1958) and Roumeli (1966) attest to his deep interest in languages and remote places. In the Second World War he joined the Irish Guards, became a liaison officer in Albania, and fought in Greece and Crete. He was awarded the DSO and OBE. He lived partly in Greece—in the house he designed with his wife, Joan, in an olive grove in the Mani—and partly in Worcestershire. He was knighted in 2004 for his services to literature and to British–Greek relations. Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is a doctoral student in geography at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written for The Guardian , The Believer , The Nation , Foreign Policy , and The New York Review of Books , among other publications.

    Havana Dreams by Wendy Gimbel

    Wendy Gimbel made many childhood visits to the family of her paternal grandmother in pre-Castro Cuba. She later went on to receive a Ph.D. in English literature, and is the author of a scholarly book on Edith Wharton. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Mirabella, The Nation, and other publications. She has two grown sons and lives with her husband in New York City. From the Hardcover edition.

    History Of the Bahamas by Michael Craton

    Bay Of Pigs by Peter Wyden

    90 Miles From Home by Warren Miller


    The Story Of Bermuda by Hudson Strode

    The Story Of the Bahamas by Paul Albury

    October Fury by Peter Huchthausen

    Best Nightmare On Earth by Herbert Gold

    Fidel by Tad Szulc

    Six Days In Havana by James a And John Kings Michener

    Panamexico by Carveth Wells

    Six Days In Havana by James a ; Kings, John Michener

    History Will Absolve Me by Fidel Castro

    Virgins by Jeanne Perkins Harman

    Black Martinique - Red Guiana by Nicol Smith

    Papa Doc by Bernard, and Burt, Al Diederich

    The Fish Is Red by Warren Hinckle; William W Turner

    Hazardous Duty by Tom Mathew David H Hackworth

Caribbean Books & Ephemera



    Education in revolution by [Castro, Fidel, et al]

    La Habana: Instituto Cubano del Libro, 1975. 233p., profusely illustrated with snapshot and press photography in b&w and color. Very good 9.5x9 inch hardcover in lightly worn pictorial dj.



    The chase; translated by Alfred Mac Adam by Carpentier, Alejo

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1989. Hardcover. 122p., first US edition, dj.



    Surprise De St. Eustache by PONCE, Nicolas

    Engraving. Page measures 10 1/4" x 13". This colorful engraving depicts the surprise attack by the French against the British at St. Eustache in 1781 during the American Revolution. St. Eustache, the Dutch owned island in the Caribbean was a major port and trading post during the Revolution and at this time was ultimately captured by the French thus ending British control. The hand coloring distinguishes the French and British uniforms showing the French overpowering the battle scene. Colonial architecture is depicted in the background.



    Signpaiting in Jamaica [sic] by Lee, Dr. James, photographs by James W. Lee

    Coquitlam, BC: the author, 1986. 60p., 4x7.25 inches, illustrated with b&w photos to which compiler Lee has added humorous captions, lightly-worn booklet in stapled pictorial wraps. The typo in the title is intentional and draws attention to the rampant and often humorous maiming of standard English spelling throughout the illustrated signs.



    An account of the expedition to the West Indies, against Martinico, with the reduction of Guadelupe, and other the [sic] Leeward Islands; subject to the French King, 1759...The third edition by Gardiner, Richard

    Birmingham: printed by John Baskerville, for G Steidel, 1762. 4to, pp. [6], 91, [1]; 4 engraved copperplates (2 folding); bound with, as often: the French version of the same: Relation de la Expedition... Birmingham, 1762, pp. [6], 91, [1]; together in contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, red morocco labels on spine, edges stained yellow; very good, sound copy. An uncommon Baskerville production, first published in London in 1759. Gaskell 24 and 25 respectively. Sabin 26628: "A beautiful specimen of typography." Not found in Howgego.



    The Bay of Pigs by Haynes Johnson

    Hutchinson, 1965. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1965. First Edition. 368 pages. White pictorial dust jacket over cloth boards. Book has a slight smoky odour overall. Pages are clean and bright with a firm binding. End papers and pages edges are lightly tanned and foxed. Water marks to page edges and corners. Boards are a little rub worn with some slight shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are a little bumped and spine ends are a little crushed. With some tanning to spine and edges. Light wear to dust jacket with tears, chips and creases to spine, edge and corners. With some tanning to spine and edges.



    The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies [Two Volumes] by Edwards, Bryan

    London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1794. Second edition. Tree calf bordered in gilt, rebacked with original spines laid down, new labels, gilt title. Very good copies with chips to ends and edges of backstrips; new spine labels; 3" chip to margin of 1 leaf (p.57, Vol. II), endpapers offset at edges; plates clean but for light marginal foxing; except first part of large folding map with repaired tear in blank area; 1 map and 1 plate foxed.. xxxvi, 24, 494 pp.; 520 pp.; + plates. Illus. with b/w 16 plates and maps, 3 of which are folding (1 map in 2 sheets, both folding). Sm. 4to. "A classic in British Caribbean literature and probably the most famous work in the field. Standard for over a century, and still in many respects the best book on the subject up to the close of the 18th century," (Ragatz: British Caribbean History, p. 165). Edwards was a wealthy and successful Caribbean planter, merchant, and banker, and this work reflects that point of view as he argues for free trade with the United States, local autonomy, and the continuation but regulation of slavery. A valuable work for portraying conditions in the period between the conclusion of the American Revolution and the halt to trafficking in slaves. Sabin 21901. Ragatz: p. 165. Griffin 2796. ESTC T136756.



    Tricontinental; no. 98

    Havana: Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, 1975. 64p., staplebound wraps, very good. The slender bulletin format, rather than the thicker theoretical journal with the same title. Articles on revolutionary movements in Latin America, Asia and Africa. This issue includes an article by Kim Il Sung, a piece about Amilcar Cabral's assassination, a Mozambique declaration of independence, and more.



    Aspectos de la cuestion nacional en Puerto Rico by Blaut, J. M. y Loida Figueroa, con prólogo por Carlos Gallisá

    San Juan: Editorail Claridad, 1988. v, 112p., notás, text in Spanish, very good first trade paperback edition in pictorial wraps.



    NACLA Report on the Americas: formerly NACLA'S Latin America and empire report (originally NACLA newsletter)

    New York: North American Congress on Latin America, 1984. Magazine. various pagination, in glossy, stapled, illustrated wraps. A complete set of Volume eighteen, 6 numbers, bi-monthly. All have worn wraps and address label on rear wrap, Number 5 has some slight foxing, else generally very good condition. This volume includes "The Salvation Brokers: Conservative evangalists in Central America," by Enrique Dominguez and Deborah Huntington, Uruguay, US invasion of Grenada, "El Salvador 1984," "Endgame: a special report on US Military strategy in Central America," by Allan Nairn, Belize, US Sanctuary Movement, "Oil on Troubled Waters: Venezuelan Policy in the Caribbean," by Robert Matthews, "Are Democrats Different?" Puerto Rico and the Cerro Maravilla Deaths, also articles, footnotes, references, photos, illustrations, tables. The information source for the Left in Latin America. Vol. XVIII, Nos. 1- 6, January - December. The NACLA Newsletter, which became the Latin America & Empire Report in the early 1970s and the NACLA Report on the Americas in 1977, was the primary source for Left-wing reportage on events and institutions affecting the people of Latin America, occasionally expanding coverage to the Mid-East, Southeast Asia and,of course, the Empire. Each issue, published bi-monthly, is filled with lists, statistics, reading lists, tables, maps and other extremely useful information on the activities of the CIA, US and multinational corporations, banking institutions and military-police tactics throughout South and Central Americas, the islands and Mexico.



    Jamaican Cooking with Jamaican Talk by McLean, Elaine R

    Milwaukee WI: Self Publish. Good. 1989. Soft Cover. 8vo clean and firm copy .



    The Hispanic American historical review May, 1977 volume 57 number 2

    Durham: Duke University Press, 1977. Pp.205-400, plain printed journal wraps; some trivial crimping and small light bump, but quite clean. Karen Remmer "The timing, pace and sequence of political change in Chile, 1891-1925" about 25p.; Franklin Knight "Origins of wealth and the sugar revolution in Cuba, 1750-1850" about 22p.; Sheldon Maram "Railroads, coffee, and the growth of big business in Sao Paulo, Brazil" about 18p.; T. G. Powell "Priests and peasants in central Mexico: social conflict during 'La Reforma'" about 16p. Also book reviews.


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    Insider: My Hidden Life as a Revolutionary in Cuba by Llovio-Menendez, Jose Luis

    United States of America: Bantam, 1988 The dust jacket has light shelf and is lightly faded. The pages and edges of the book are lightly tanned. 466 pages with b/w photos.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm).



    Delinquency in Puerto Rico: the 1970 birth cohort study by Nevares-Muñiz, Dora; Marvin E Wolfgang; Paul E Tracy

    New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. x, 232 p., very good hardcover.



    The People of Bermuda. Beyond the Crossroads by Hunter, Barbara Harries

    n.p.: n.p., 1993. First edition. Cloth. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. As new.. 416 pp. Illus. with b/w photos. 8vo. Signed by the author.



    Last cool days by Stewart, John

    London: Andre Deutsch, 1971. Hardcover. 190p., first edition, old bookseller stamp on front blank endpaper else very good condition in a slightly shelf worn dj. African American writer, born in Trinidad.



    Angola, Girón Africano by Castro, Fidel

    Havana: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 1976. 31p., 4.25x7.25 inches, b&w photos including centerfold of ceremony, text in Spanish, pictorial stapled wraps with rusted staples. Ediciones Políticas. Speech given by Castro at the ceremony commemorating the 15th anniversary of the victory at Playa Girón. He makes the connection between the bloodshed in Angola and the African blood spilled at Girón.



    A Topographical and Political Description of the Spanish Part of Saint-Domingo; by MOREAU DE SAINT-MERY, M. L. E

    Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by the Author, 1798. hardcover. good. Containing, general observations on the climate, population and productions; On the character and manners of the inhabitants; With an account of the several branches of the government. Translated from the French, by William Cobbett. 2 volumes. 8vo, contemporary mottled calf, leather labels, lacks last two pages of text in volume I, head of spine and edges of corners worn on volume I, spine ends lightly worn on volume II, both volumes rubbed, very lightly dampstained on title-page and 8pp. list of subscribers of volume I, light browning to many pages of both volumes with some scattered light foxing. Philadelphia: Printed by the Author, 1798. The second edition in English. This edition was published without the map that is present in the first American edition in English. The author was born in Martinique. After being admitted to the French bar, he moved to Cap Francais, Santo Domingo. In addition to his law practice there, he researched colonial law in Santo Domingo and funded the restoration of the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Evans 34138. Sabin 50572.



    The birds of Haiti and San Domingo.. by Cory, Charles B

    Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1885. Edition limited to 300 copies for subscribers, 4to, 4 parts in one, pp. 198; 1 map and 22 hand-colored plates; slightly later 3/4 dark maroon morocco with gilt-lettered spine, all original wrappers bound in at the end, an ex-library copy with minor wear to extremities and rubbed area on spine from removal of call numbers, some spotting to plates, still a very good copy.



    The Rican; revista de pensamiento contemporaneo Puertorriqueño, fall 1971, number 1

    Chicago: The Rican Journal, 1971. 72p., wraps, chip at top of spine and a 2-inch split in joint, form letter from publisher laid in. A decent reading copy. Prose, poetry and drama in English and Spanish. Includes poems by Piri Thomas and Victor Hernandez Cruz.



    Hoping in Solitude. Antonio, Fernando, Ramón, René, Gerardo by Eduardo Heras

    Havana, Cuba: Editorial Capitan San Luis, 2008. First English Edition . Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine blue color pictorial trade paperback. (2008), 8vo, [6], 7-246pp. [4], the case of the Cuban Five imprisoned in the Untied States remains a secret of the American People." Howard Zinn "The case of the five is additional evidence that we are experiencing a legal crisis, a political crisis. and a constitutional crisis." Gore Vidal



    Puerto Rico U.S.A.

    Washington: Office of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 1971. 64p., 7x10 inches, foreword, statistics, bibliography, maps, profusely illustrated with b&w photos, stapled booklet in slightly worn pictorial wraps with bumped corner. History, culture, politics, travel.



    In defense of the Cuban Revolution; an answer to the State Department and Theodore Draper by Hansen, Joseph

    New York: Pioneer Publishers, 1961. 30p., wraps worn, paper browned.



    La mujer en Puerto Rico; ensayos de investigación by Azize Vargas, Yamila

    Rio Piedras: Ediciones Hurcán, 1987. Paperback. 238p., text in Spanish, chronology, bibliography, very good first edition of 3000 copies, trade paperback in pictorial wraps.



    Autographed Letter Signed as President by PETION, Alexandre Sabes (1770 - 1818)

    Port-au-Prince, 1815. unbound. 4 pages, 2 blank, 11.5 x 7.25 inches, manuscript on printed official stationery, Port-au-Prince, December 12, 1815. In this letter, Petion directs the republic's administrator of finances, authorizing a payment of a bill, in part: "Je vous invite, Citoyen administrateur, a faire ordonnoncer le compte ci-joint montant a la somme de mille six cent vingt gourdes -- faveur de Mad'me V." Some browning; closed tear on the right edge affects one word; faint damp-stain at the bottom. Good condition.

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