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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.


    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.


    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.


    Bay Of Pigs by Peter Wyden



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



    Best Nightmare On Earth by Herbert Gold



    Panamexico by Carveth Wells



    90 Miles From Home by Warren Miller



    History Of the Bahamas by Michael Craton



    Fidel by Tad Szulc



    October Fury by Peter Huchthausen



    Six Days In Havana by James a And John Kings Michener



    Freedomways



    The Story Of the Bahamas by Paul Albury



    The Story Of Bermuda by Hudson Strode



    Papa Doc by Bernard, and Burt, Al Diederich



    Black Martinique - Red Guiana by Nicol Smith



    The Fish Is Red by Warren Hinckle; William W Turner



    Virgins by Jeanne Perkins Harman



    History Will Absolve Me by Fidel Castro



    Cooking the Caribbean Way by Reinier Heere



Caribbean Books & Ephemera


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    La diplomacia en nuestra historia; Centenario 1868 by Sterling, M. Márquez

    Havana: Instituto del Libro, 1967. xii, 213p., preface, notes, text in Spanish, good centennial edition of the history in red cloth gilt and dust jacket. Casing is mildly edgeworn with a narrow line of damp damage on the back, jacket is heavily-worn and rubbed, partly due to water. A good-only copy.


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    Marx ahora: revista internacional. No. 3

    Havana: Ed. de Ciencias Sociales, 1997. 202p., paperback, corner crease on front wrap. Single issue of the Spanish-language Marxist journal.


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    Cuba 1933; prologue to revolution by Aguilar, Luis E

    Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1972. Hardcover. x, 256p., preface, footnotes, index, very good first edition in cloth boards and unclipped dj. Cuban American author, onetime critic of the Castro regime while editor of the Nueva Revista Cubana in Cuba.


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    The socio-economic and cultural impact of West Indian migration to Costa Rica; publication of the proceedings of seminar held at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, July 4-5, 2002

    Kinston: Latin American-Caribbean Centre, 2003. Oversized Paperback. 164p., 7.75x10.75 inches, wraps.


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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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    Rican structions: Disenchanted island. Mixed media works by Sánchez, Juan; Marysol Nieves; Curlee Raven Holton

    Hartford, CT: Charter Oak Cultural Center, 1997. [15p.], staplebound wraps, signed by the artist.


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    Under the bone by d'Adesky, Anne-Christine

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994. Hardcover. 371p., very good first edition in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj. Novel of post-Duvalier Haiti, by the Franco-Haitian author.


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    Puerto Rico: U.S. colony in the Caribbean by Pérez, José G

    New York: Pathfinder Press, 1976. Pamphlet. 23p., 5.5x8.5 inches, the impact of US rule, Colonial politics, Socialist Party's evolution, the Nationalist Party under attack, Referendum and repression etc., further reading list on rear. Pérez was a staff writer for the Trotskyist "Militant," responsible for the newspaper's Puerto Rican coverage.


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    The idols and the prey by Goodwin, John

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1953. Hardcover. 341p., previous owner's signature, very good first edition in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj worn at head and tail of spine. Young 1535. Novel of the degeneration of three young people; a husband and wife and a young artist, set in Haiti. Young 1535.


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    How British death squad died [& related articles and other topics in Common Sense II, Richard Boyle editor] by [IRA]

    Mill Valley: Common Sense newsmonthly, 1974. 31p., newsprint magazine, 10.5 x 8.5 inches, pastefastened, illustrated with b&w photos, artwork. Browned (but not fragile), some minor staining and edgewear. One of two cover articles, this subtitled "Why are they covering up? [refers photo of uniformed British hiding their faces] Exclusive on how IRA wiped out British death squads," relates some particulars of multiple -simultaneous ambush of MI5 hit team, rather like the Michael Collins-orchestrated spy wipe-out in 1920. Detailed. ALSO: the other cover article, "Nixon & Havana connection / new evidence of links between Cubans & Watergate, Bebe Robozo [sic] & big crime, and possibly..Nixon himself. ALSO articles on multicultural issues: excerpt from a book on topless dancing by an Asian-american woman, 2p., NLF combat photos & prisoner exchange (and Thai troops in Cambodia) 5p., protest of a Chicano death 1p., "presss blackout at Wounded Knee," grassroots American unrest 2p. THIS APPEARS TO BE SECOND PUBLISHED NUMBER OF A SHORT-LIVED PROTEST MAG.


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    Lucy by Kincaid, Jamaica

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1990. Hardcover. 164p., very good first edition in quarter-cloth boards and gilt, dj. African American novelist.


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    Vocation and Other Poems by Lee, Robert

    St. Lucia: University of the West Indies, 1975. vi, 37p, 6.5 x 8.25 inches, wraps, black Caribbean poet. Iouanakoa Series. Illustrated by Alwin Bully.


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    Tricontinental; no. 103

    Havana: Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, 1977. 64p., staplebound wraps, light handling wear with a faint date stamp on the front cover. 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 sections on Nicaragua, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Vietnam, Rhodesia, and more.


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    Pillars of my strength; a collection of verse by Jusino, Raymond

    New York: Exposition Press, 1959. Hardcover. 39p., good first edition cloth boards in unclipped dj, foxed lower edge, jacket also foxed and slightly worn, odor of must. Puerto Rican poet born in Ensenada PR, at writing on active duty with the US Air Force in Flushing. Intends to go into the diplomatic service.


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    Finding my way by Scott, John Irving E

    Boston: Meador, 1949. Hardcover. 308p., very good hardcover in chipped dj. Academic, social and spiritual advice for students, by the Jamaican-born Dean of Alcorn College in Mississippi. He was also the author of "The education of black people in Florida" and other books.


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    $350.00

    The Pencil of God by THOBY-MARCELIN, Philippe; MARCELIN, Pierre

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1951. Their second collaboration, inscribed by Thoby-Marcelin to Barbara Howes in 1971. Howes/Smith bookplate front pastedown, causing offsetting to flyleaf at inscription. Introduction by Edmund Wilson, with Howes' pencilled markings in the text of the introduction; spine cloth faded; very good in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with several small edge chips. Uncommon, especially signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.


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    Calypso song book by Attaway, William, edited and compiled by Lyle Kenyon Engel, illustrations by William Charmatz

    New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1957. Hardcover. 64p., illustrated with drawings, sheet music and lyrics, previous owner's gift inscription otherwise a very good first edition stated in decorative color cloth and slightly edgeworn dj with small chip at top of sunned spine. African American writer/composer. *Rideout novelist.


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    Tabu. Son Afro-Cubano by Lecuona, Margarita, letra y musica

    New York: Southern Music Publishing Company / Peer International Corp, 1941. Reprint of 1935 original, single large leaf of glazed paperstock printed and folded once to make 2pp. of musical notation and lyrics, plus a 4th (ad) page, a little edgeworn and has the rubberstamp of a NY specialty music outlet on cover. A quite good copy.


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    The Indian background of Colonial Yucatan by Roys, Ralph L

    Washington DC: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1943. Paperback. vii, 244p., 7x10 inches, preface, appendix (the Land Treaty of Mani) glossary, references, index, footnotesillustrated with figures and maps (two large folding) very good first edition paperback in gray printed wraps with toning to spine and edges. Publication 548.


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    Caribbean correspondence. June 1975

    Kingston, Jamaica ; New York, NY: Caribbean Correspondence, 1975. 37p., staplebound pamphlet, very good. Front cover decorated with a Leroy Foster drawing originally done for Gwendolyn Brooks' "Aloneness." Discussion of self management in the Caribbean context, with a brief article on the Lip Occupation reprinted from Point Blank.


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    First poems by Campbell, George

    Kingston, Jamaica: City Printery, 1945. Hardcover. 102p., scrape on front pastedown endpaper, small stains on rear endpapers and several small faint stains within, otherwise good first edition in original green buckram cloth boards as issued, minor shelf wear. Critical studies on black life and culture, #10. Campbell, the leading Afro-Jamaican poet of the 1940s, was the primary influence on Walcott's early work. His first and only book.


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    Cuba: a giant school

    Havana: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Information Dept, 1965. 28p., staplebound pamphlet, very good. On education reforms after the revolution.


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    Portrait of Puerto Rico by Samoiloff, Louise Cripps

    New York: Cornwall Books, 1984. Hardcover. 215p., illustrated with b&w photos, bibliography, very good first edition in cloth boards and unclipped dj. Travel book written by English author living in the USA.


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    Verdades del socialismo by Baliño, Carlos

    La Habana, printed in Mexico: Ediciones de Cultura Popular, 1980. 40p., wraps, 5.5x8 inches.


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    Main report: Second Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba by Castro, Fidel

    New York: Center for Cuban Studies, 1981. 48p., very good in wraps, 8.5x11 inches. Issued as v. 2, no. 1 of Cuba Update.


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