About Caribbean by James Michener
I happened on The Caribbean, by James Michener, at my local Goodwill store. I actually bought it to use it as a decoration in our house, because the binding said “Caribbean” in a very tropical font. Eventually I read the book and found it to be very interesting. Although it is historical fiction, it is based on the history of the Caribbean, and gives you a great insight into what life may have been like for all of the island inhabitants, from the Arawaks on up to the pirates. It is a very long book, but very readable a chapter at a time.