Four Centuries of Friendship; America-Bermuda Relations 1609-2009
Slayton, Marina I. (Editor)
Price: 75.00 USD
Old Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda: Bermuda Maritime Museum Press, 2009. 152 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some in color). Appendices. Photo sources. DJ has slight wear, soiling, and sticker residue. The book has become a Bermuda best-seller. The Library of Congress believes that it is the first complete historical summary of US-Bermuda relations written from an American perspective ever published. The book also provided the images and materials for the "400 Years of Friendship Walls" that had erected at the American Consulate and the U.S. Preclearance facility at the airport. The "Friendship Walls" convey America and Bermuda's long-lasting and mutually beneficial friendship for the hundreds of thousands of visitors that pass through the airport and the Consulate each year. Containing chapters on famous Americans who loved Bermuda (from Mark Twain, Babe Ruth, Winslow Homer and Georgia O'Keefe to present day superstars such as Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones) the book is an intimate portrait of a partnership that has meant so much to both lands. Covering everything from the early days through the Revolutionary War to Bermuda's key role in the allied victories in WWII and the Cold War, the book will be a touchstone for everyone interested in US-Bermuda relations. And with chapters covering recent history - and a look at the potential future of the US/Bermuda alliance by US Consul General to Bermuda Gregory W. Slayton - Four Centuries of Friendship is a must-have for anyone interested in any aspect of US/Bermuda relations. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Very good.