The Sugar Barons is a fascinating, pleasantly and well written, rich in documents and facts, teeming with peopole’s stories book - and since history is made by people, this aspect of the book is remarkably interesting and valuable. The author's passion for the subject is palpable and therefore is transmitted to the reader.
It has been a splendid chance for me to get to know more about the “other” British colonies: I’m a passionate reader about Asian colonies and was never really caught about the Caribs. Thanks to a brilliant review I read on the Economist, I decided to get this book: what a great idea! I learned so much about the importance of those" little tiny islands" and the notable influence they exercised over national (and imperialistic) economy, taste and society.
Definitely a noteworthy book....Continua