"An engaging journey to a mercifully vanished world." - "The Wall Street Journal"
"A tumultuous rollercoaster of a book ... Mr. Parker tells an extraordinary, neglected and shameful story with gusto.""--The Economist " "Gripping....A compendium of greed, horrible ingenuity, and wickedness, but also a fascinating and thoughtful social history." - William Dalrymple, author of "The Last Mughal" and "Nine Lives" "[A] minutely detailed portrait of one corner of Britain's constantly illuminated empire." - "Booklist "
"A rich, multifaceted account of the greed and slavery bolstering the rise of England's mercantile empire." - "Kirkus "
"Successful both as a scholarly introduction to the topic and as an entertaining narrative, this is recommended for readers of any kind of history." - "Library Journal"
"This is a rousing, fluently written narrative history, full of color, dash, and forceful personalities, but it's also a subtle social portrait of plantation life and governance." - "Publishers Weekly"
Gripping . . . a compendium of greed, horrible ingenuity and wickedness, but also a fascinating and thoughtful social history (William Dalrymple)
Alternately coruscating and scintillating, Parker's account blends an analysis of how slavery deformed Britain's early empire with narratives worthy of Conrad. (Tom Holland Guardian (Book of the Year))
An epic tale of human folly and endeavour, beautifully told and researched ( John le Carre)
A fascinating subject, and a book worthy of it...there isn't a dull page (Allan Massie Daily Telegraph)
Parker's epic story, from the 19th century to the present day, is awesome ( The Times)
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Descripción Hutchinson, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0006995418
Descripción Hutchinson Radius, 2011. Estado de conservación: Good. First. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP57256379
Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR003725807
Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR003508369
Descripción Hutchinson, London, 2011. Hard Back. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Tells how the islands became by far the most valuable and important colonies in the British Empire, powered by the human misery of thousands of enslaved Africans. Very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. 446 pages including index. B/w illustrations. Next post UK dispatch. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 062884
Descripción Hutchinson Radius, London, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 007910