Caribbee

Caribbee

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by Thomas Hoover
     
 

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The Untold Story of the First American Revolution

Barbados, 1648. The lush and deadly Caribbean paradise, domain of rebels and freeholders, of brigands, bawds and buccaneers. Where the flames of revolution exploded a full 130 years before engulfing the American mainland. And where a dark, enslaved race secretly practiced the mysterious rites of a distant…  See more details below

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The Untold Story of the First American Revolution

Barbados, 1648. The lush and deadly Caribbean paradise, domain of rebels and freeholders, of brigands, bawds and buccaneers. Where the flames of revolution exploded a full 130 years before engulfing the American mainland. And where a dark, enslaved race secretly practiced the mysterious rites of a distant continent while daring to whisper the forbidden word... “Freedom.”

This is the sweeping tale of Hugh Winston, lusty, swashbuckling captain of The Defiance, and the lovely, tempestuous firebrand Katherine Bedford; the two trapped in a bloody pitched battle against the overwhelming forces of British tyranny. A story of love and betrayal, of slavery, war, piracy in the exotic land that gave birth to the fiery American ideal of “Liberty or Death.”

From the splendor of Barbados, to the rain forests of Tortuga, to the battle-scarred Jamaican coast, a magnificent novel of a time, a place, and a people you will never forget.

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Publisher's Weekly
"An action-crammed, historically factual novel... In the epic tradition of James Clavell and James A. Mitchner…”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611790801
Publisher:
Fireship Press
Publication date:
11/27/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
452
Sales rank:
1,087,303
File size:
1 MB

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Caribbee 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 137 reviews.
Redfish1 More than 1 year ago
When I downloaded this book, it was the entire book (421 pages). Character building was well done and the storyline was kinda different, but interesting for a history buff like me. It deals with the English Civil War from the perspective of the tobacco/sugarcane plantations in Barbados. My only complaint is that the font size changes throughout the book. For example, on one page, the font goes from very large, to extra small, then to medium, then back to very large.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent historical fiction, author did a lot of research for this book. Very well written and a usual great Thomas Hoover book. The days of early Americas colonization and the buccaneers comes to life and gives great insight into how life was lived in the Caribbean prior to the American Revolution.
shelbaW More than 1 year ago
This book kept my interest. It was a little long, but interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book bored me to tears! This is the best treatment for insomnia since Ambien. I'm sure it is excellent & full of history but it was so poorly written I couldn't do it. The font changes were horrible and made the attempt to plod through it not worth the effort. That was probably the final blow to this bilious pile of words. Don't waste your time.
Emmen More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book. It is well written with minimal errors. Good history lesson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So not feeling this book right now. I was expecting two separate stories and the second book does not start with chapter one. The second book starts with chapter eight! So deleting this book right now. Im glad it was free.
NiceChick More than 1 year ago
My husband LOVED this book...I'm struggling. I am loving the culture and exposure to the early settlement struggles in the Caribbean. Some of the characters are very likable and fun. I wish the story moved a bit faster. However, like I said, my husband devoured it and thought it was a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although "American history is my very favorite era, I'd never heard of this earlier period. This book was effective in relating these important historical aspects in an exciting and clear manner. A good read and actually, beyond my expectations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting subject and time in history. Found it got a bit too esoteric for my personal tastes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a great story buried in this wordy book! The author delved into useless drivel instead of developing the characters and the story around historical events. Every time it got interesting it nose dived into repetitious nonsense. Edit this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read; pretty interesting...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thomas Hoover is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I like historical fiction and this one based on actual historical events kept me interested and entertained. I'm only sorry that it ended so quickly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so glad I found Thomas Hoover in BH free selections! He is an amazing author! His books are very fast, entertaining and a joy to read! I have read all of the free offers and highly recommend all of them!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want more....
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a great well written based on some factual happenings. Of course the author took liberal license with the characters. A full sized book.
biken4him More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, but I enjoy all things about the history of the Carabees. Pirates just make it better. Try it you'll like it!
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Very good. I especially enjoyed the fact that it was based on historical events.
marjshep More than 1 year ago
Great histoical piece Some romance lots of action Great charzcter development; I felt i knew the people Actually based on historical facts.love thar
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LuckyPierre50 More than 1 year ago
I love historical novels. This is a great one, providing the historical background of the early Western hemisphere, woven into a excellent novel.
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