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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 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.


    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.


    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.


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



    The Story Of the Bahamas by Paul Albury



    The Story Of Bermuda by Hudson Strode



    October Fury by Peter Huchthausen



    Freedomways



    90 Miles From Home by Warren Miller



    Six Days In Havana by James a And John Kings Michener



    Panamexico by Carveth Wells



    Spared Angola by Virgil Suarez



    Bay Of Pigs by Peter Wyden



    History Of the Bahamas by Michael Craton



    Best Nightmare On Earth by Herbert Gold



    Fidel by Tad Szulc



    Black Martinique - Red Guiana by Nicol Smith



    Papa Doc by Bernard, and Burt, Al Diederich



    Virgins by Jeanne Perkins Harman



    History Will Absolve Me by Fidel Castro



    The Fish Is Red by Warren Hinckle; William W Turner



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    Ship to Shore 1 (Caribbean Charter Yacht Recipes) by Jan Robinson

    1983-07-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    THE EVOLUTION OF THE CUBAN MILITARY, 1492-1986 by Fermoselle, Rafael

    Miami: Ediciones Universal. Very Good. 1987. Softcover. Signed by author on endpaper. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 585 pages; Signed by Author .


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    Discursos y Conferences ( Speeches and Lectures) by Sanguily, Manuel

    1998 facsimile first EC edition - 8vo/357pgs - Text in Spanish language - Full burgundy false leather hardcover with gold title letters and front illustration of Sanguily as shown - In as new condition with no dj issued - Entire book is tight, clean, with no wear. CONTENTS: Facsimile of original two-volume 1918 first edition - Manuel Sanguily (1849-1925) served his native Cuba as a soldier, diplomat, Senator, and noted author - Introduction by Orlando R.Costa and a very nice engraved portrait of the author by Orlando Costa, jr. - YSB # 10501


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    ALBUM AZUL DE CUBA Compilado Y Editado En El Exilio Por Aurelio Garcia Dulzaides. This is the True History of Cuba (Spanish and English Text) by Aurelio, Garcia Dulzaides

    Rex Press. Fair. 1965. Plastic comb binding. Wear and soiling to the covers with tearing at the spine. Extensive annotations in pencil in ink from page 82 to the end of the book. Pages 136/137 browned from newspaper photo of Havana laid in. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 150 pages .


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    Guide to Jamaica including Haiti by Pariser,Harry S

    1985. Guide to Jamaica including Haiti by Harry S. Pariser, Moon Publications, paperback, 1985, 174 pages, photos, maps.


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    Histoire de L'Isle Espanole ou de S. Domingue by CHARLEVOIX, Pierre-Francois-Xavier de

    Paris: Didot, 1730. First Edition. hardcover. very good. Ecrite particulierement sur des Memoires Manuscrits du P. Jean-Baptiste le Pers, Jesuite, Missionnaire a Saint Domingue, & sur les Pieces Originales, qui se conservent au Depot de la Marine. 14 engraved plates (most folding maps), vignettes. 2 volumes, small square 4to, 1/2 calf, ornately gilt spine (rubbed); some pages darkened, worming, few inked markings. Paris: Francois Didot, 1730. Very good. Recounts the island's history from its discovery by Columbus to the 1720s. Author was a Jesuit historian who spent four years in Quebec, prior to 1720 when he explored the great lakes region and down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. He voyaged to Santo Domingo, where he spent the month of September of 1722. This work contains significant information on the indigenous peoples of Santo Domingo. Among the maps are several detailed maps of Haiti. Palau 67166. Sabin 12127. Brunet I, 1806. Biog. Univ.


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    History will absolve me; translation from the Spanish of a defense plea by Fidel Castro by Castro, Fidel

    Havanna, Cooperativa Obrera de Publicidad, May, 1960. Third printing. Paper bound. Very good condition. . 79p.


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    Capitalism in Colonila Puerto Rico: Central San Vicente in the Late Nineteenth Century by Teresita Martínez Vergne (1955–2013)

    xiv+189 pages with charts, tables, figures, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. First edition. A micro-level analysis of the first mill established in the late 19th-century Puerto Rico, this work locates the island's economic trajectory in the Caribbean context of sugar, and suggests a re-evaluation of Puerto Rico's industrialization under US auspices from a historical perspective. Condition: A fine copy.


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    VIRGIN ISLANDS St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, Tortola, Virgin Gorda by Fodor

    Fodor's Travel Publications. F+. 1991. Softcover. 0679019782 . Minor mylar skin damage at cover bottom/few pages have edged water stains. Some underlining throughout. ; 5x81/2; 153 pages .


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

    Port-au-Prince, 1816. unbound. 4 pages, 3 blank, 8.25 x 6 inches, manuscript on printed official stationery, round state seal, Port-au-Prince, April 16, 1816. This letter, written in French, directs the keeper of the state warehouse to provide cloth and other furnishings for a uniform for one of his army officers, in part: "...invite le Garde Magasin de l'Etat a delivrer du drap necessaire a faire un Habit de la toile pour le doubler une garniture de boutons au Lieutenant Jean Salie du 3e Regt." Right edges frayed; uneven toning. Very good(-) condition.


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    Tocayo by Navarro, Antonio

    Westport, CT: Sandown Books. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. c1981. First Edition; First Printing. 1/3 Cloth. 0870005081 . A first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition in a Very Good+, little scuffed dust-jacket; A Cuban Resistance Leader's true story. .


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    Indiarum Occidentalium Tractus Littorales cum Insulis Caribicis. / Pascaert van Westindien ende Caribise Eylanden by DE WIT, Frederick

    Paris: Frederick de Wit, 1680. unbound. Map. Copper plate engraving with original hand color. Image measures 19" x 22 1/4". c.1680 This rare and beautiful sea chart of the West Indies is an unrecorded edition by Frederick de Wit. The chart covers Central America, West Indies, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Unlike the first state of this map, this variation details the west coast of Central America and the southern coastline of New England. The Chesapeake Bay region is also more detailed and New Amsterdam and New Netherlands is labeled. The map is annotated throughout with sailing directions, rhumb lines and beautiful illustrations of galleons. Its most intriguing feature, however, is the cartouche in the upper left corner. A Native American chief presides whether with pride or ignorance is unclear before a group of cannibals. Two men attack another chained to a tree, while a third conspirator spins a spit bearing a human leg. The scene is grim to be sure, yet it conveys a widely held conviction about Native Americans first reported following Columbus's initial expedition. Seen as evidence of "savagery," such ritualistic practices fueled European colonial sentiment. The civilized self-image of these colonizers is matched here by the skillful original hand-coloring of the map, which demonstrates both historical color conventions and the intricacy of the practice. The lower cartouche, thusly embellished, provides fascinating detail as well. A camelid peeks its head out behind a mother balancing her baby and a parasol during a bumpy ride on an ox. Two other figures sit amongst crates and barrels, likely sorting goods for the market. There are two European deliberately positioned above the title looking down on the scene, indicating their position of primacy over the Native Americans. The map is in good condition with rich dark impression and overall toning. Minor foxing and offsetting. Edges show some stains, not affecting printer image. Frederick de Wit (1629/30--1706) was one of the foremost cartographers and map sellers of the Dutch Golden Age. Based in Amsterdam, he began with a small printing shop in 1654 and soon became internationally known for his city plans and wall maps of the world. By 1671, he was producing large folio atlases for both his shop and individual patrons that could contain anywhere between 15 and 150 maps. Today, these atlases grace the collections of many museums and institutions as evidence of the vibrant cartographic trade in Amsterdam in the middle- and late-17th century. A stunning and desirable map from the golden age of Caribbean piracy.


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    THE STORY OF BERMUDA by Strode, Hudson [allegedly ghostwritten by Harry K. Ryerson] [photographs by Walter Rutherford] [Foreword by Vice-Admiral Sir Vernon Haggard, K.C.B., C.M.G.]

    New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas. Good with no dust jacket. 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. A most interesting copy: on the [originally] blank rectos of the frontispiece, cursively handwritten is "ghost written by / harry K ryerson". Underneath that is hand printed: "(who was Purser on board S.S. So. Cross / and who is a remarkably clever, witty and / sociable gentleman. He was relieved for / the brief period of this trip to / a greater or less extent by the / team of Wilkes, Haynes, & Ballaninger)". Under that is hand-printed "Wm. M. Ballinger / 1624 Eye N.W.". At the top of the page the details of a 1932 trip to Bermuda on the S. S. So. Cross are hand printed. On the opposing page, three original photographs have been mounted: two are of [a total of three] individuals, the third is the New York waterfront/skyline apparently taken from aboard ship. 374 pages, illustrated, bibliography. Both hinges cracked else a VG or better copy [lacking the Dust Wrapper].; Signed by Author .


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    Datos sobre la Marina de Guerra de las Diferentes Naciones; Estados Unidos by MARTINEZ-JURADO Y RUIZ, Adolfo

    Havana: La Messtranza de Artilleria, 1898. First Edition. hardcover. very good(-). 38 color lithographs of ships, drawings. Thin elephant folio, original cloth-backed boards; (slight wear to spine). Habana: La Messtranza de Artilleria, 1898. Limited Edition. Very good. Each ship of the U.S. navy is illustrated with a lithograph and 3 cross-section drawings. Architectural statistics on each ship.


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    A CAPTAIN UNAFRAID; THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF DYNAMITE JOHNY O'BRIEN AS SET DOWN BY HORACE SMITH by O'Brien, John

    General Books LLC. Near Fine. 2010. Reprint. Softcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 138 pages .


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    BAY Of PIGS. The Untold Story by Wyden, Peter

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979. 1st edition. Cloth backed boards in dust jacket. NF (small bump on lower edge of front board)/NF (verso has ink stain which does not affect frontside). 352 pp (including index). Illustrated. Maps eps. 8vo.


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    The Serpent and the Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist's Astonishing Journey into the Secret Society of Haitian Voodoo, Zombis and Magic by Davis, Wade

    Simon and Schuster. Hardcover. 0671502476 Simon and Schuster; New York, 1985. Hardcover. Very Good, light and dark purple binding with silver lettering on spine, binding firm, interior and extremities tidy, trace use/handling marks, some fading along top board/spine edges, some handling/rub marks to text block edges, top text block edge a bit dusty, small smudge mark top verso rear free endpaper, in a Very Good, mild handling/scuff marks, trace edge wear with few small creases along edges, spine fade, Dust wrapper. A nice, clean and unmarked copy. 8vo[octavo or approx. 6 x 9 inches], 297pp., indexed, bibliography. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. Please Note: Depending on site, actual book for sale may differ physically from picture listed. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good.


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    American military bayonets of the 20th century: A guide for collectors, including notes on makers, markings, finishes, variations, scabbards, and production data by Cunningham, Gary M

    Scott A. Duff Publications, 1996-01-01. Paperback. Good. GOOD. Sky blue illustrated wraps, approx. 11'' x 8.5'', bagged for protection, very small chips/creases to spine edges, cover edges and corners, few small light brown stains to covers, small gray and brown smudges to bottom page edges..<p> Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com<p> Orders shipped via USPS.


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    The Golden Antilles by Severin, Timothy

    NY: Knopf, 1970. First Edition. hardcover. VG+ in a VG Dust Jacket The story of the travelers, adventurers, and soldiers of fortune who searched for a promised land in the Caribbean. Illustrated, with comprehensive index


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    Histoire Generale des Isles des Christophe de la Guadeloupe, de la Martinique, et Autres dans l'Amerique.; Ou l'on Verra l'establissement des Colonies Francoise, dans ces Isles; Leurs Guerres Viviles & Estrangeres, & Tout ce qui se passe dans lea Voyages & Retours des Indes by TERTRE, Jean Baptiste du

    Paris: Langlois, 1654. hardcover. very good. 2 folding copper engraved maps, one of St. Christophe and the other of Guadeloupe. 481 + 9 pages (several pages very browned). 4to, 5 parts bound in 1 volume, spine worn and chipped. Paris: Jacques Langlois, 1654. Despite the defects this is a very good copy of a scarce book. Very Good.


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    Autographed Letter Signed by SULLAVAN, Margaret (1909 - 1960)

    1950. unbound. Autographed letter signed "Maggie Sullavan," thanking theatrical public relations man William Fields for sending her a wire, in part: "...Have a long holiday - come home brown and rested and relaxed...And think of me sitting under my sun lamp, imagining its Havana." 1 page, 8vo, 7.75 x 6 inches, no place, no date, circa 1950. Horizontal folds; still very good condition.


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    Carte De L'Isle De La Martinique by COVENS, Jean and MORTIER, Cornielle (after Guillaume Delisle)

    Map. Original engraving. Image measures 18 x 23 inches. Sheet measures 20 3/4 x 25 3/4 inches. Large scale map of the island with excellent detail on elevation and safe soundings and fresh water noted, in French and Dutch. The Amsterdam publishing firm of Covens and Mortier (1665-c. 1862) was established by Cornelius Mortier and Jean Covens. Together, the two republished the works of great 17th and early 18th century Dutch and French cartographers such as De L'Isle, Allard, Jansson, De Wit, and Ottens. The firm quickly grew into one of the largest and most prolific Dutch publishing outfits of the 18th century and enjoyed a long and prolific life under a variety of names.


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    South America with Improvements to 1823 by TANNER, H.S

    Philadelphia: Tanner, H.S., 1825. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 35 3/8" x 21 1/8". Beautifully detailed large scale map of South America and the West Indies. Includes a table of "Comparative Altitudes of the Mountains Towns &c. of South America". Published in "A New American Atlas". Original linen reinforcements to folds, overall toning and wear to edges. Chipping along edges with small and expertly repaired loss to upper right panel along original fold. Henry Schenck Tanner (1786-2858) was an American cartographer and statistical geographer. Born in New York, he moved to Philadelphia where he established his well-known publishing company with his brother. Tanner was the first American to publish a map of Texas, which subsequently went through eight editions. However, he is best known and most renowned for his New American Atlas. This fine map of South America is a wonderful example of his work.


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    Histoire Naturelle et Morale des Iles Antilles de l'Amerique by [ROCHEFORT, Charles de]

    First Edition. hardcover. engraved title page, portrait of Jacques Amproux and many engravings in the text of trees, plants, animals, fish, etc. 4to, contemporary calf; (head of spine worn; front lower hinge starting; scattered foxing, mostly in margins; otherwise very good). Rotterdam: Arnould Leers, 1658. With Vocabulary of the Carib Language by Father Raymond Breton on pp. 515-27. Published to induce Huguenot immigration to the West Indies, this significant work contains much on the natural history and the French settlements there. Also there is much material on the Carib Indians. "Much of the material may have been collected by De Poincy, but the compiler of the work appears to have been Charles de Rochefort, pastor of the French Protestant church at Rotterdam, who had resided several years in the West Indies." Sabin 72316.


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    BERMUDA An Economy Which Works by Stewart, Robert

    The Island Press Limited. Very Good. 1997. First Edition. Softcover. Corner crease to the front cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 350 pages .


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