THE LAND COLUMBUS LOVED: The Dominican Republic by Bertita Harding

THE LAND COLUMBUS LOVED: The Dominican Republic

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Reference, background, travel and sightseeing guide for a controversial southern neighbor, this is presented capably, personally and, of course, literately, by an accomplished writer. The history, the story of the land, of the cities, the interior, the peoples, and the expected economic, social and political aspects are told in almost narrative style, sometimes excitingly, sometimes argumentatively, sometimes dispassionately -- always with holding interest. The picture of Columbus and his discoveries, of the ensuing years, up to the evaluation of Trujillo is given full color, and, as of recent events, criticism of United States' actions, decisions and opinions is offered only for a more healthy understanding of yet another facet in the Latin American mosaic.

Pub Date: Oct. 12th, 1949
Publisher: Coward-McCann