Cruise Through History: Mexico, Central America, And The Caribbean.pdf
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Publisher: Digby Creations (1 April 2015)
By: Sherry Hutt PH.D.(Author)
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Sir Walter Raleigh left his mark on Trinidad during his search for El Dorado, the City of Gold. Admiral Nelson is a hero in this part of the world, such that he gave his name to a port in Antigua. He is rumored to have ended his days embalmed in rum. Peter Stuyvesant makes an appearance in Sint Maarten, where he lost his leg, before he fought to maintain New Amsterdam as a Dutch port. In Mexico the familiar characters include Cortez, Moctezuma also referred to as Montezuma, Poncho Villa, and a very young George Patton. Although Mexico is the nearest southern neighbor to the United States, few Americans can name two Mexican states and most have very little knowledge of Mexico’s history. CTH offers a brief history of Mexico for gringos traveling from Gulf ports on the Atlantic to ports of the Pacific. As in other itineraries in this series, the stories in Cruise through History are chosen to entertain the traveler. The history of each of the countries in an itinerary cannot be fully represented in a few short stories. Cruise itineraries are chosen to give guests an enriching visit, even if only for a short stay. A Cruise through History seeks to make the most of those short visits, to entice the traveler to return, and to enjoy future travels.
Sherry Hutt has been traveling the world for over twenty-five years, collecting stories of characters throughout history and taking pictures of the places where they lived. While a judge, law professor, and federal prosecutor she trained archaeologists, law enforcement, and attorneys on heritage protection cases. From 2004 to 2014, she advised the Bush and Obama White Houses as head of a national repatriation program in Washington, DC. Author of books and articles on heritage law and economics, founder of an organization of preservation lawyers, she has been honored by scientific organizations. She held a post-doctorate fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution, was a trustee of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ, and testified in congress. She now writes stories for the enjoyment of travelers.
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