Empire’s Crossroads

Paperback UK edition
Paperback UK edition

Empire’s Crossroads is my first book. It was published in 2014, and chosen as one of Hudson Booksellers’ Best Non-Fiction of 2014 and one of the best history books of 2014 by the Observer (UK). You can download the full bibliography by clicking on this link.

Here are some of the reviews:

New York Times: ‘Gibson knows how to hold the reader’s interest, and before you get too entangled in her meticulous research, she offers gems, sometimes poetic prose, often fascinating facts.’

Christian Science Monitor: ‘thoughtful and extensively researched … a revelation’

Library Journal (US): ‘a marvelously rich and inclusive panorama of five centuries of Caribbean history’

Kirkus (US): ‘judicious chronicles of individual islands emerge from a larger, bleak picture of an “invented paradise” ’

Booklist (US): ‘Gibson delivers a fine, faceted history’

Publishers Weekly: ‘a thoroughly-researched and meticulously-detailed history’

The Observer (UK): ‘a strikingly assured history of the Caribbean’

The Spectator (UK): ‘vivid and thought-provoking’

The Times (UK – paywall): ‘a fine introduction to the history of a turbulent and fascinating region’

Literary Review (UK – subscription): ‘an exceptionally impressive debut’

BBC History (UK – subscription): ‘a welcome addition to the canon’

Foreign Affairs: ‘fluid, colorful prose peppered with telling anecdotes’

Slavery and Revolution (UK history blog): ‘a very readable journey through Caribbean history’

Stabroek News (Guyana): ‘a valuable work that is required reading’

St Croix Source: ‘a terrific book’

Business Day (South Africa): ‘a vivid, compelling narrative that contributes to a wider understanding of the role countries such as Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica and Venezuela have played in Geopolitics’

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