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Paradise Island Story

Paradise Island Story (Paperback)

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Paradise Island, joined to Nassau by two splendid bridges, has a defining attraction that makes The Bahamas a premier destination for tourists. Previously known as Hog Island, this tiny island has been developed over the years into a playground for millionaires and pleasure seekers. But what of the previous history of this beautiful island? First published in 1984, Paul Albury took us expertly from the seventeenth century when 'the island which makes the harbour' was a mere appendage of Nassau, on through the years when it was known as Hog Island and slowly developing an identity of its own, and then to the twentieth century to explain how it achieved its present-day name and role as a 'paradise' island. His very readable account was studded with the personal stories of characters ranging from pirates and treasure seekers to millionaires and pleasure seekers which vividly brought to life a previously little known chapter of Bahamian history. Twenty years later the story of Paradise Island has been brought completely up to date.

Paul Albury's daughter and son-in-law, in collaboration with Kerzner International, have revised the original text and added new chapters and colour photographs to illustrate the Paradise Island of the twenty first century - a place that some are sure will one day be renamed Atlantis.

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historyTravel & MapsPlaces & peoples: pictorial works Publisher: Macmillan Education Publication Date: 01/12/2003 ISBN-13: 9781405002431  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr. Paul Albury was Bahamian and was born on Harbour Island. He lived and worked in Nassau until his death in 1987 and was well-known throughout The Bahamas for his wide interest in Bahamian history. He was in great demand as a speaker on the subject and communicated his enthusiasm to his listeners. He also wrote the best selling history The Story of The Bahamas and a number of articles for journals and newspapers on aspects of Bahamian history. For many years he was a member, and former President of The Bahamas Historical Society.

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