Book Explores Bermuda’s 20th Century History

October 30, 2015

Local author Jonathan Land Evans has released his latest book, titled “Siren Songs: a history of Bermuda from 1960 to 1980″ the latest entry in his ongoing series covering the island’s history.

As with the previous books in the series, which trace the island’s history from 1898 onward, this work covers many aspects of local life and of Bermuda’s place in the world, from politics to the arts and from the economy to the environment.

The author said, “Drawing on extensive archival research, the 576-page book has much on such important local institutions as the Police and the Regiment as well as on the BIU, PLP, UBP and other major players in those troubled and hubristic [but perhaps also cathartic] times that saw strikes and riots and a violent crime-wave but also the ongoing success of tourism and the growth of International Business as well as the building of our own more racially-at-ease Bermuda.”

This latest book follows up on Mr. Evan’s previous works of Bermudian history, including ‘Peace, Prudence and Prosperity: A History of Bermuda from 1919 to 1939,’ ‘Seasons of Change: A History of Bermuda from 1939 to 1959‘, and ‘A Colony at War,’ detailing the island’s involvement in World War II.

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