Top 10 Books on The Bahamas

 

Located on the Atlantic Ocean, this beautiful cluster of islands is the places where Columbus first landed back in 1492. This is a coral type archipelago, which offers you a vibrant place to stay in and enjoy with your friends and family. The islands used to be a British colony once. It was the British who slowly eradicated piracy.

The Bahamas is the place which you can call heaven because of the islands that it owns. It is the place whose maximum GDP is provided by the tourism sector. Here is the list of books which shall tell you everything about the Bahamas and the lifestyle of the people there.

 

Bahama breeze

Pick up the Bahama Breeze and go away to the pretty beaches of the Bahamas and find your inner peace. With this book, you are bound to find the missing pieces of your soul.

Read it For:
Reader thoroughly enjoys the great stories that are well-crafted by a writer that obviously has first-hand knowledge and a love of what he writes about.
Don't Read it For:
If you want to read about places a trawler might go near the Bahamas it might be ok, but there is a lot of words without substance.
What makes this book stand out?:
Sailors love a stiff breeze, and the waves are secondary. Power boaters are looking for calm passages. All in all, it is a good light-hearted entertainment.

Fodor’s Bahamas (travel guide)

The book, Fodor's Bahamas, is written by the locals and offers expert advice for all tastes and other things to do here in the Bahamas. Whether a traveller's style is living large at a trendy and modern resort or chilling on a secluded island with a beer in hand, the Bahamas has something for every kind of taste, from all-inclusive resorts to exclusive private-island hideaways. It is considered as one of the best books on the Bahamas.

Read it For:
The Fodor’s Guides are notable for their ratings of sights, restaurants, shops, accommodations and attractions.
Don't Read it For:
It lacks information, not suitable for a proper adventure plan to the Bahamas.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is one of the best travel guides for the area. Read it to know more about the Bahamas.

Slow boat to the Bahamas

Slow Boat to the Bahamas is a funny way of putting the story of preparing for sailing and preparing for the best vacation with a dog. If you find cruising in the unknown oceans exciting and incredible, then this book is definitely for you.

Read it For:
The humorous accounts make it a pleasant book. The stories are entertaining and very informative. The tone of the book is easy and it brings about a lot of clarity to the enthusiasts about what all the oceans hold. It is a pleasant surprise. It is one of the popular books on Bahamas.
Don't Read it For:
It lays emphasis on minute details of a trivial boat or how to tie up a boat. It entertains readers but does not provide any information about the Bahamas.
What makes this book stand out?:
An eye opener for anyone thinking cruising is cheap. A good readable tale about a personal transformation from boater to cruiser.

Bahamas Blue

There can be no better writer for writing the modern sea adventure, this book is one of the 10 best-selling books on the Bahamas by author David Poyer. Caught in the crossfire of a crazed underboss, hostile islanders, and a corrupt Bahamian government, Tiller and his Hatteras Island side-kick Shad Aydlett take on a nightmare of double-crosses, and the sins that come back to him as a result of his deeds.

Read it For:
Poyer establishes himself firmly in the company of our best writers of seafaring adventure. This is a typical great book by David Poyer. All of his books are highly recommended.
Don't Read it For:
Scary moments and evil villains in this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
Poyer produces an action-packed, fast-paced novel, building suspense expertly, with plenty of twists and turns
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Bahama crisis

Tom Mangan was a sharply successful entrepreneur who whose family was murdered to hide a smuggling operation of heroin. It is a series of misfortunes, accidents and mysterious epidemics began to drive the tourists away and wreck Mangan's livelihood.

Read it For:
The book includes a unique part of the book written by Desmond Bagley, which adds much more to the book.
Don't Read it For:
The settings are not realistic and even for the times in which they are set are not very believable stories.
What makes this book stand out?:
The hurricane builds slowly and makes a detour that sets the island on end and has a lot to do with the outcome of the tale. It overshadows the Bahamas Crisis completely.

Drama in the Bahamas: Muhammad Ali’s Last Fight

In Drama in the Bahamas, Dave Hannigan tells the occasionally about the life of one of the greatest fighter Muhammad Ali who literally fought to the death in the fighting ring itself. The writer tells about how and why he kept fighting till the end. The writer tells about fortieth birthday; Ali stepped through the ropes one more time to get beaten up by Trevor Berbick.

Read it For:
The quotations by the writer are inspirational and connect with athletes who look up to the boxer.
Don't Read it For:
The writer couldn’t really explain why the exhausted and depleted fights Muhammad Ali went into the ring to fight again.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book talks about the last few months of Ali's life and of the fighter with whom Ali had his life’s last fight. The book stands out because of its narration style that has been done.

Love on Maruba Island: Bahamas Romance Series

A contemporary Bahamas island romance where love blossoms between the most unexpected people. The most eligible bachelor on the island confesses his love for the young Jenny. Will she allow past hurts to keep her from experiencing a relationship the islanders considered taboo or will she embrace a love that seems to have no end in sight?

Read it For:
The characters were well developed and you could feel the connection or disconnect in the main character's family. But she persevered through all her trials and tests and realized the closer she got to God her life turned around.
Don't Read it For:
The book draws a clear parallel between real life and fiction. The main character; the author illustrated the ups and downs we face as humans.
What makes this book stand out?:
A well written romance. Great storyline with believable characters that were engrossed in the book from page one.

The Northern Bahamas

The northern Bahamas is the book which has charts, local knowledge and other stud that you want to know If you are going there for the first time. Also, it gives the hydrographic data which is actually based on the personal surveys that have been conducted.

Read it For:
These guides are for the first timers as well as the people who are going on a water trip. The areas and the maps covered are updated with the latest developments and are not blurry at all.
Don't Read it For:
It is kind of travel guide only if you are planning to Bahamas not otherwise.
What makes this book stand out?:
Unlike other books, the survey given here are actually made rather than just random stats. The information given for the adventurers is really accurate and you can rely on this books for your whole trip. This book also makes excellent planning tools for future adventures.

U-boats in the Bahamas

The book is extremely exciting and holds a lot of promise for the young readers. This book adds a key part in the puzzle of the Bahamas, with information from the time of World War II, it is complete with history.

Read it For:
The level of detail outlined in the narration of events that took place during the 1940s is admirable. Writing is well put together; it felt as though the events unravelled yesterday.
Don't Read it For:
In the Caribbean theatre during WWII - which, the writer also mentioned, is a chapter in WWII history slightly underserved.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is the perfect partner for anyone who is interested in the history of the Bahamas With good references and legit historical pointers, this book is an amazing read.

Bahama Saga

Bahama Saga is a unique blend of the lives of the human presence on an island of Bahamas. With fictional characters, this book takes you from one character’s story to another one. A beautiful medley of various lives and their loves, it is truly a good book.

Read it For:
It makes the history of Bahamas easy to learn for the reader; the book has talked about how the Africans were brought here in bondage. It has all the events that had a major effect on the North American continent.
Don't Read it For:
The write has made many good efforts to come up with a very good piece of the write-up, but his research seems to have loopholes and incomplete knowledge as well. The book is wading through grammatical blunders and awkward language.
What makes this book stand out?:
The story of Bahamas Island has been made very clear to the readers through few invented characters and theory story in on the Bahamas islands. It talks about ancient America and till the date of independence of America. The book is really a good piece for a one time read.

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