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The Island That Disappeared: Old Providence and the Making of the Western World

The Island That Disappeared: Old Providence and the Making of the Western World (Paperback)

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The creation myth of the US begins with the puritans of the Mayflower who went on to build the most powerful nation on earth. This is the story of the passengers aboard its sister ship, the Seaflower, who in 1630 founded a rival colony on an isolated Caribbean island called Providence. Their crops failed, slaves revolted, and as crisis loomed the settlers turned to piracy. After the colony was wiped out by the Spanish Providence was forgotten in England, but the drama was re-played by those who settled the island 100 years later, now providing a fascinating microcosm of the Atlantic story.

Tom Feiling is a writer, journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker and the author of two highly acclaimed books The Candy Machine: How Cocaine Took Over The World (Penguin, 2009) which was based on over 60 interviews with those involved in all aspects of the cocaine business and Short Walks from Bogota: Journeys in the New Columbia (Penguin, 2013), a travelogue exploring that country's culture, history and politics.

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