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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harbour (May 26, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550173251
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550173253
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #438,374 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Alan Twigg is the publisher and editor of BC Book World, Canada's largest-circulating publication about books. He has also been contributing editor of Quill & Quire, Canadian books columnist for the Vancouver Province, books columnist for Vancouver magazine, a contributor of profiles to the Toronto Star and the Writers Union of Canada representative on the board of directors of the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing. In 2000, he was the first recipient of the Gray Campbell Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contibutions to literature and publishing.

Alan is the author of ten previous titles including For Openers: Conversations with 24 Canadian Writers, Hubert Evans: The First Ninety-Three Years, Vancouver and Its Writers, Vander Zalm: from Immigrant to Premier, First Invaders: The Literary Origins of British Columbia and Cuba: 101 Top Historical Sites.

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 23, 2006
Plenty of travel guides cover Belize; but much fewer narrow the focus to its history and culture. UNDERSTANDING BELIZE tells the story of the country, from its early days as a haven for pirates through its current attraction as an ecotourism focal point. Black and white photos and a timeline accompany a rare survey of the nation that will appeal not just to travelers, but to any interested in the individual histories and evolution of the South American countries.

Diane C. Donovan

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Will C. on November 2, 2013
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I purchased this book for my brother before his recent trip to Belize. When I received it I glanced at it to make sure that it would be useful to him. I actually found myself becoming interested in Belize from the small portions I read and I've been meaning to borrow it back from him. But anyways, my brother started the book before he left and he finished it on the plane to Belize. He found the book fascinating and said that it really enhanced his trip because he had so much more background on the country and culture. From what we'd seen online, the internet is filled with pieces of Belize culture and history, but this seems to be the best at bringing it all together. I'd definitely recommend it if you're going to be visiting Belize and want to improve your experience.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By recycled hippie on March 15, 2011
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Fabulously written in witty, easy-to-understand language. A fun yet highly informational read. I might have majored in history had he written the text!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Millie West on March 15, 2012
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I am writing a novel that will end in Belize. I found Mr. Twigg's historical review of Belize to be informative and very helpful. When writing about a location, knowing the history is imperative. Millie West, author
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ruth on August 23, 2010
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This is a very nice book on the history of Belize. My whole family went on a trip to Belize and this little book kept "walking away". Everyone enjoyed the easy to ready history.
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