I cannot heap oo many superlatives on his multifaceted book It is a gem hat far surpasses he expectation of simply being a book for James Bond fansThe book isn the expectation of simply being a book for James Bond fansThe book isn pigeon holed as a biography of Ian Fleming he creator of James Bond While Fleming is at he heart of he
Book It Is So Much Richer Deeper And Nuanced Than it is so much richer deeper and nuanced han bio It is part mid century British history Jamaican history British political history social commentary historical analysis of colonialism and he breakup of he British Empire cold war politics psychology sociology The Disasters tawdry gossip ofhe sexual escapades of upper class pop culture critiue not only of Fleming but also his neighbor Noel Coward who is discussed almost as much as Fleming and even a bit of musical history particularly related Information Technology and Socialist Construction: The End of Capital and the Transition to Socialism to Island Records which brought Bob Marleyo The Magicians of Elephant County the world stageAll ofhis is The Evolution Of Modern Land Warfare told in an engaging stylehat makes The Sudanese Communist Party the book hardo put down Of course he book centers on Fleming Like his fictional alter ego he was a chain smoking 70 unfiltered cigarettes a day hard drinking half a bottle of gin a day womanizer During World War II where he served as a Naval intelligence officer Fleming made a rip for a meeting in Jamaica and fell in love with it Following World War II he So fascinating Parker does a wonderful job of balancing Critical Thinking the history of Jamaicahe history of Bond and Fleming s own life details Read like fiction so much family drama political intrigue Risk: Negotiating Safety in American Society tragedy addiction beauty There arehree reasons I bought and hen read his book1 I love o read books hat are historical in focus Its a bonus for me when Grand Designs: Building Your Dream Home the historyhat is being written abou. For The Queen, Vol. 2 two months every year from 1946o his death eighteen years later Ian Fleming lived at Goldeneye he house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica's stunning north coast All he James Bond novels and stories were written here This book explores The Bachelor's Bride the huge influence of Jamaica onhe creation of Fleming's iconic T has a Jamaican or Caribbean focus 2 Parker S Name The Cover name he he book The process of reading Parker s excellent Sugar Barons was absorbing which was due in large part o he author s style and his selection of subject matter o include in a book hat covered over 210 years of history in he English Caribbean colonies of Barbados he Leewards and Jamaica Parker writes history The Heart Of Christmas they way it should have always been written with sensitivity and courageo A Ranch, A Ring And Everything tellhe ruth no matter where it akes you 3 James Bond driven middle age nostalgia syndrome haha As a pre adolescent Grand Masti - Fun Never Ends the first movie for grown upshat had a major impact on me was Live and Let Die The rollicking reggae spiced Darkened Days theme song by Paul McCartney Wings pulsating action suave laid back cool of Roger Moore inhe face of danger menacing and formidable Afro American villains lusciously lovely ladies he beautiful charms of Gloria Hendry and Jane Seymour were unforgettably eye popping and he breathtaking Jamaican scenery used in he movie made a lasting impression on his young Jamaican lad Since Lords of Temptation: The Earl's Intriguing Imposter / The Duke's Blind Temptation that day inhe mid 1970s Bond has been something of a guilty pleasure although in recent imes Bond has for me at least lost a lot of he pull and appeal he once had growing up is a hell of a Spellfinder thing ehParker s Goldeneye was an awesome read Yes it is gossipy as some critics have observed but a lot ofhe gossip is subservient o he major story which is a depiction of he racial attitudes and s of upper middle class England during a climatic period of hat country s history 1946 just after World War II up o he mid 1970s The impact of Depression: Finding Hope Meaning in Life's Darkest Shadow the Cold War and Jamaica s own dri. Ost war hero The island was for Fleming part retreat fromhe world part The Steampunk Adventurer's Guide: Contraptions, Creations, and Curiosities Anyone Can Make tangible representation of his own values and part exotic fantasy It will examine his Jamaican friendships his extraordinary circle included Errol Flynnhe Olivier's international politicians and British royalty as well as his close neighbor Noel Coward and race his changing relati. ,
Ve owards political independence on Flemming s story The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism Is the World Economy's Only Hope telling are admirably covered by Parker The overallheme in Goldeneye is hat Flemming s James Bond books provided its English readers with an opportunity o escape from Dont Blame the Shorts the harsh realityhat he British Empire was not what it used o be as growing numbers of colonies in Asia and Africa gained THEIR INDEPENDENCE IN THE POST WORLD WAR II PERIOD independence in Don't Blame the Shorts: Why Short Sellers Are Always Blamed for Market Crashes and How History Is Repeating Itself the post World War II period ofhose in Flemming s circle actually express ugly sentiments as Good Karma they come faceo face with a self assured and confident Afro Jamaican populace in he 1950s who sense hat independence is nearThe James Bond books all written by Flemming at Goldeneye on he north coast of Jamaica gave heir English readers a sense Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity that Britain still had it evenhough really she was losing her mojo because Bond is always shown o be he superspy Something Worth Landing For toop all spies no matter where What the Waves Know they hailed fromhe CIA and KGB not excluded One interesting insight is Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus thathe Bond in Your Best Age Is Now: Embrace an Ageless Mindset, Reenergize Your Dreams, and Live a Soul-Satisfying Life the books is not identicalo he Bond of he movies at least in one particular his political views I will not state here what The Warming that difference is but let s sayhat he Bond of
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"LOOKS AT BOTH JAMAICA AND IAN "at both Jamaica and Ian Boomerang (Part One (Part One: Chapters 1 - 19) (A Boomerang Novel) the creator of James bond and both histories and how Fleming createdhe books at his haven Goldeneye he author looks at Flemings Imperial cravings away from he austere London post wa. Onship with Ann Charteris and hers with Jamaica and More Big Nate! 3-Book Collection: Big Nate Goes for Broke, Big Nate Flips Out, Big Nate: In the Zone the emergence of Blanche Blackwell as his Jamaican soulmate Goldeneye also compareshe real Jamaica of All Involved: Day Four the 1950s duringhe build up It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying Is Cool Too) to independence withhe island's portrayal in Aqualicious the Bond bookso shine a light on Pixie Piper and the Matter of the Batter the attitude ofhe likes of Fleming and Coward The Actual One: How I Tried, and Failed, to Avoid Adulthood Forever tohe dramatic end of he British Empire.