August long weekend means cottage country and trips to water bodies. This week’s Biblio-Mat book falls along the same lines of just getting away from it all:
Title: Escape to the West Indies
Witten by Bradley Smith and published in 1959, it’s an interesting look at a relatively unspoiled paradise. Each regional chapter begins with population and geography information that is definitely dated now but still fun to flip through.
A hundred and fifteen photographs accompany the text, showing a good variety of people, architecture, and the sheer beauty of the land and seascape.
Unfortunately the photographs are in black and white, which doesn’t capture the vividness of Caribbean water, but empty beaches bereft of resorts and tourists make up for it.