The Loss of El Dorado: A Colonial History

The Loss of El Dorado: A Colonial History

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The history of Trinidad begins with a delusion: the belief that somewhere nearby on the South American mainland lay El Dorado, the mythical kingdom of gold. In this extraordinary and often gripping book, V. S. Naipaul–himself a native of Trinidad–shows how that delusion drew a small island into the vortex of world events, making it the object of Spanish and English colonial designs and a mecca for treasure-seekers, slave-traders, and revolutionaries.

Amid massacres… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Vintage (March 16, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 400 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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