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Salavandra: A Coffee Tale Paperback – July 5, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Lulu.com (July 5, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847281508
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847281500
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,697,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

Salavandra is the product of both professional and personal interests. The novel ostensibly examines a revolution on a coffee-producing island in the Caribbean. More significantly, however, Salavandra offers readers a critique of US trade policy, globalization and international labor conditions.

Theodore's professional brainchild is a course called The Geography of Coffee, a two-credit course created in 2001 and regularly taught at McHenry County College.

"I hope Salavandra helps people consider the profound economic, political and human impact of the seemingly humble coffee bean. This commodity, which consumers typically notice only when it's absent, is desperately important to millions of producers."

About the Author

Theodore Erski teaches geography and earth science at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois. His broad professional interests lie in globalization, human development and the interplay amongst economics, politics and the environment.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. Long on August 11, 2006
Format: Paperback
Salavandra is an engaging novel focusing on the politics of coffee. It's a very human tale of hope, struggle, passion and justice. For anyone interested in grass roots activism, corporate responsibility (or lack thereof) or simply those interested in the path your coffee takes from the farm to your cup, this is a great resource and a really intriguing story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John on September 25, 2011
Format: Paperback
I found Salavandra to be an enjoyable read with some thought-provoking aspects. The author certainly feels concerned about important social issues.

Perhaps the weakness was that the tone is realism however the story is just too conveniently designed to illustrate the author's message.

And, the plot summary that this book is against "capitalism" is off base since the book is about corruption and corruption and capitalism are not the same thing.

Not to mention that one of the largest economic problems for the Caribbean is U.S. trade protectionism, which again is not "capitalism"...

John Christmas, author of Democracy Society
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Crump on December 4, 2007
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be very interesting. It shows the dynamics of a monopoly taking over a small government. The coruption in government is exposed throughout this book. It shows how hard it is for individuals not working together to succeed in today's world; how with team work, more can be accomplished.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Burke on December 5, 2007
Format: Paperback
I found salavandra to be a good and fresh novel that is superbly well written. This novel is a breath of fresh air, giving you a look into a world that dosent get much exposure.
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