Blood of Brothers has ratings and 56 reviews. Frank said: I’ve spent three and a half months in Nicaragua over the past two winters studying Spanish. By the former New York Times Managua bureau chief, this is a well-written, information-rich survey of modern Nicaragua. Kinzer describes how Cesar Sandino’s. Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua is a book by Stephen Kinzer, an American author and New York Times foreign correspondent who reported.
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Throughout the book, Kinzer does a masterful job of elaborating on Nicaraguan history since the colonial days up to the Contra years and the conflict with the Reagan Administration.
Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Want to Read saving…. It is a beautiful, poor country it’s the poorest country in Latin America with a laid back atmosphere and warm people. It is the most comprehensive telling of the Nicaraguan history that I’ve found, a history which is so permeated by politics that to attempt to learn about it without the story of their politicians and their wars is simply to miss the entire point of it.
His articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling. Kinzer was a first-hand witness to much of Nicaragua’s turbulent ’80s — from the last days of the Somoza dictatorship through the Sandinista revolution, civil war with the U.
It was rather long but I really enjoyed the authors narrative style and it wasn’t dry or boring. Kinzer is a fair, unbiased journalist throughout. Minzer book, finally, pulls it all into perspective – I ordered it at the end of my last trip and I’m so glad that I did. He describes two particular incidents very well.
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Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. In this book Stephen Kinzer covers life and politics in Nicaragua from right before the Somoza dictatorship was toppled, until the Sandinistas leaving power.
I learned a lot about the succes I read this book in lieu of going on our study abroad trip to Nicaragua. Nicaraguans, from what I can surmise, do not care about polititcs much, but are well aware that their leaders are hoodwinking them.
But also because I approach these kinds of books with a side eye: I set out to read about its turbulent history that led it to its present state and this was the perfect find. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Started brothere this in preparation for upcoming kunzer now postponed til fall trip to Nicaragua. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
The writing is crisp, the action fast-paced, and Kinzer somehow manages to stay well-balanced despite the politically charged material. This is the chilling tale of the atrocities that took place in Nicaragua over a span of a century – and the survival of its people throughout it all.
Wish it continued more into the 90s and how Nicaragua is doing now though. On the surface, the three Central American wars had as neutral bystanders both Honduras and Costa Rica the other nations of the original five that made up the region.
Kinzer was the The New York Times bureau chief, reporting on the fall of the Somoza dynasty in which led to a decade of Sandinista rule and civil war.
An example of public journalism at its best, his book will stand as the definitive study of Nicaragua in the turbulent 80s. Kinzer automatically rushed to my list of must-read authors after the first chaper – if he wr I am going to back up the platonic life mate on this one with the five star rating. Dec 11, Nick rated it liked it. I love Nicaragua – I married into a Nica family and I’ve visited their home country many times.
Kinzer points out brotners the Sandinistas made three critical errors that lead to their losing the blkod of Thanks for telling us about the problem. He is quick to make baseless assertions backed only by phrases like “though I could never prove it, I knew ‘so-and-so’ to be true”.
We were super excited because this was the man himself, the guy that had guided our cultural literacy to the ways of Nicaragua. His ambassador made it clear to the Sandinistas that they would now face the full might of the Contras.
Riveting yet terribly sad page history of Nicaragua’s struggle for peace from Somoza to the Sandinistas. It was worth the wait – probably one of the best books on Central American history and Nicaragua, ever. I was supposed to visit Nicaragua this past summer, but right before my trip, massive and violent civil unrest broke out, and it continues today.
WHile he makes short shrift of the history leading up to the ‘s, the detailed reportage in engaging. Or as Kinzer suggests would their coming to power after a decade of fighting a guerrilla war ultimately made them too paranoid and rigid to lead their country in anything less than a paranoid and rigid way? Kinzer convoys an honest love for the country of Nicaragua, the good, bad, and the ugly.
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