Reflections on the Spanish Isle : Glories of the Dominican Republic

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-01-30
  • Publisher: Cyrano Pr
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The Spanish Isle, now known as the Dominican Republic, was the cornerstone of Spanish settlement in the 16th century. Santo Domingo was the most famous city of the New World. Explore the history, meet the people and get the lay of the land of this voluptuous island which represents the beginning of American history. Learn why Columbus chose it as Spain's base of operations and follow him on the only journey he made inland from all his discoveries. See the New World almost exactly as he saw it. Tour old Santo Domingo, the first city of the Americas. See how a country of about 9 million people produces the most major league baseball players of any other country except the USA. Learn about Dominican tobacco which accounts for more premium, hand-made cigars than anywhere and visit the little town on the north shore, Sosua, a haven for Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust. The town still flourishes today.

Author Biography

Joseph L. Borkson, Philadelphia physician and history buff has passionately retraced Columbus's footsteps in Europe and the Americas. He has made countless visits to the Dominican Republic, searching out the island's history, her people and her enchanting places. His previous book is "Philadelphia, an American Paris.'

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