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The Resource A family of islands, by Alec Waugh

A family of islands, by Alec Waugh

Label
A family of islands
Title
A family of islands
Statement of responsibility
by Alec Waugh
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What Columbus started in 1492 was finished in 1898, when the red and gold flag was lowered at Havana to mark the end of four centuries of Spanish dominance in the Caribbean. For two and a half centuries after the Pope divided the world between Spain and Portugal, the navies of Britain, France, Spain and occasionally the Netherlands fought in the Caribbean. Most of the islands changed hands at least once. Europe discovered the delights of coffee, tea and cocoa; sugar boomed; fortunes were made and lost; the slave trade flourished. But after the Napoleonic Wars prosperity receded, the conscience of the world awoke and slavery was abolished, ending the halcyon days of European colonialism in the Indies. A Family of Islands is full of fabulous people: Drake, Hawkins, Raleigh, Philip II of Spain, Elizabeth I; Henry Morgan, the pirate who was later knighted and made governor of Jamaica; Haiti's tragic trio: Toussaint L'Ouverture, Dessalines and Henri Christophe. It is full of stories about witch doctors and obeah spells and the unspeakable abominations of the slave trade. With a sure sense of the exciting, Alec Waugh has written a perceptive and entertaining account of the history and humanity of a vivid part of the world where life can be as tranquil as a sunbeam or as tumultuous as a hurricane
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1898-1981
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Waugh, Alec
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Alex Hyde-White
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Hyde-White, Alex
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  • West Indies
  • West Indies
Label
A family of islands, by Alec Waugh
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • computer disc
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058753924
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
2 MP3 discs (approximately 17 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781522696599
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A family of islands, by Alec Waugh
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • computer disc
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058753924
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
2 MP3 discs (approximately 17 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781522696599
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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