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The Iron Thorn: The Defeat of The British by the Jamaican Maroons

by Carey Robinson

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The revised and greatly expanded edition of the well-known book, The Fighting Maroons of Jamaica (Collins & Sangster 1969), vividly describes the Maroons war against the British in Jamaica. Benefiting from twenty years of additional thorough research, Carey Robinsons new work gives explicit details of the lifestyles and fighting tactics of both forces. The author eloquently describes the heroism and genius of the Maroons, and their mastery of guerilla warfare. Carey Robinson has made almost a lifetime study of Jamaicas history, from the "peoples perspective." He has written numerous radio and television scripts, stage plays and films on historical themes. The Fighting Maroons of Jamaica was his first book, followed by Fight For Freedom which was published by Kingston Publishers in 1987. About the Author Historian Carey Robinson has worked as a Journalist (the Daily Gleaner, Spotlight, News Magazine) and broadcaster (Radio Jamaica and the Governments Public Relations Office). At the time of Independence he was put in charge of the Public Relations Office, which was shortly after renamed the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). Mr. Robinson headed JIS until 1971 when he was made General Manager of the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation; a post which he would again hold in 1987. He subsequently served overseas in Jamaican embassies in Washington D.C. and Mexico City, headed the division of art and culture in the office of the Prime Minister, and was Executive Director of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. At present he produces and directs a weekly television programme which focuses primarily on rural Jamaica. Mr. Robinson has done extensive research into early Maroon history and authored The Fighting Maroons of Jamaica, and its expanded version The Iron Thorn. He is the recipient of a Silver Musgrave Medal, the award of Commander of the Order of Distinction and the Press Association of Jamaicas Life Time award for Outstanding Public Service in television production. Mr. Robinson has been studying Jamaicas history for well over thirty years believing that only through such a study can the character and needs of the Jamaican people be really understood.… (more)
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The revised and greatly expanded edition of the well-known book, The Fighting Maroons of Jamaica, vividly describes the Maroons' war against the British in Jamaica. Benefiting from twenty years of additional thorough research, Carey Robinson's new work gives explicit details of the lifestyles and fighting tactics of both forces. The author eloquently describes the heroism and genius of the Maroons, and their mastery of gureilla warfare.
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The revised and greatly expanded edition of the well-known book, The Fighting Maroons of Jamaica (Collins & Sangster 1969), vividly describes the Maroons war against the British in Jamaica. Benefiting from twenty years of additional thorough research, Carey Robinsons new work gives explicit details of the lifestyles and fighting tactics of both forces. The author eloquently describes the heroism and genius of the Maroons, and their mastery of guerilla warfare. Carey Robinson has made almost a lifetime study of Jamaicas history, from the "peoples perspective." He has written numerous radio and television scripts, stage plays and films on historical themes. The Fighting Maroons of Jamaica was his first book, followed by Fight For Freedom which was published by Kingston Publishers in 1987. About the Author Historian Carey Robinson has worked as a Journalist (the Daily Gleaner, Spotlight, News Magazine) and broadcaster (Radio Jamaica and the Governments Public Relations Office). At the time of Independence he was put in charge of the Public Relations Office, which was shortly after renamed the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). Mr. Robinson headed JIS until 1971 when he was made General Manager of the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation; a post which he would again hold in 1987. He subsequently served overseas in Jamaican embassies in Washington D.C. and Mexico City, headed the division of art and culture in the office of the Prime Minister, and was Executive Director of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. At present he produces and directs a weekly television programme which focuses primarily on rural Jamaica. Mr. Robinson has done extensive research into early Maroon history and authored The Fighting Maroons of Jamaica, and its expanded version The Iron Thorn. He is the recipient of a Silver Musgrave Medal, the award of Commander of the Order of Distinction and the Press Association of Jamaicas Life Time award for Outstanding Public Service in television production. Mr. Robinson has been studying Jamaicas history for well over thirty years believing that only through such a study can the character and needs of the Jamaican people be really understood.

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