Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua, With New Afterword Series on Latin American Studies

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Harvard University Press #ad - In 1976, at age twenty-five, stephen Kinzer arrived in Nicaragua as a freelance journalist―and became a witness to history. He returned many times during the years that followed, becoming Latin America correspondent for the Boston Globe in 1981 and joining the foreign staff of the New York Times in 1983.

That year he opened the new york Times Managua bureau, making that newspaper the first daily in America to maintain a full-time office in Nicaragua. Widely considered the best-connected journalist in Central America, heads of state, Sandinistas and contra hierarchies, as well as dissidents, Kinzer personally met and interviewed people at every level of the Somoza, and countless ordinary citizens throughout the region.

Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua, With New Afterword Series on Latin American Studies #ad - Blood of brothers is kinzer’s dramatic story of the centuries-old power struggle that burst into the headlines in 1979 with the overthrow of the Somoza dictatorship. It is a vibrant portrait of the Nicaraguan people and their volcanic land, a cultural history rich in poetry and bloodshed, baseball and insurrection.

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The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War

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Anchor #ad - It's a book to relish, to read and re-read. Her growing dissatisfaction with domestic life, and a blossoming awareness of the social inequities in Nicaragua, led her to join the Sandinistas, then a burgeoning but still hidden organization. She would be involved with them over the next twenty years at the highest, and often most dangerous, levels.

Unforgettable. Salmon rushdiean electrifying memoir from the acclaimed Nicaraguan writer “A wonderfully free and original talent”—Harold Pinter and central figure in the Sandinista Revolution. Until her early twenties, gioconda belli inhabited an upper-class cocoon: sheltered from the poverty in Managua in a world of country clubs and debutante balls; educated abroad; early marriage and motherhood.

The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War #ad - Her memoir is both a revelatory insider’s account of the Revolution and a vivid, intensely felt story about coming of age under extraordinary circumstances. But in 1970, everything changed. A passionate, tough-minded account of an extraordinary life in art, lyrical, revolution, and love. Belli writes with both striking lyricism and candor about her personal and political lives: about her family, her children, the men in her life; about her poetry; about the dichotomies between her birth-right and the life she chose for herself; about the failures and triumphs of the Revolution; about her current life, divided between California with her American husband and their children and Nicaragua; and about her sustained and sustaining passion for her country and its people.

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Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala, Revised and Expanded Series on Latin American Studies

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David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies #ad - Government documents and interviews with former CIA and other officials. It is a warning of what happens when the United States abuses its power. David rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. First published in 1982, this book has become a classic, a textbook case of the relationship between the United States and the Third World.

. The authors make extensive use of U. S. Bitter fruit is a comprehensive and insightful account of the CIA operation to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954.

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All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

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Wiley #ad - Selected as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and The Economist, it now features a new preface by the author on the folly of attacking Iran. With a thrilling narrative that sheds much light on recent events, this national bestseller brings to life the 1953 CIA coup in Iran that ousted the country’s elected prime minister, ushered in a quarter-century of brutal rule under the Shah, and stimulated the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and anti-Americanism in the Middle East.

David rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

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Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

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Times Books #ad - He also shows that the U. S. The invasion of iraq in 2003 is the latest, though perhaps not the last, example of the dangers inherent in these operations. In overthrow, presidents, military commanders, and business executives who took it upon themselves to depose monarchs, Stephen Kinzer tells the stories of the audacious politicians, spies, and prime ministers.

A fast-paced narrative history of the coups, revolutions, and invasions by which the United States has toppled fourteen foreign governments -- not always to its own benefit"Regime change" did not begin with the administration of George W. Bush, but has been an integral part of U. S. Government has often pursued these operations without understanding the countries involved; as a result, many of them have had disastrous long-term consequences.

Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq #ad - In a compelling and provocative history that takes readers to fourteen countries, South Vietnam, Chile, and Iraq, including Cuba, Iran, Kinzer surveys modern American history from a new and often surprising perspective. Detailed, passionate and convincing. Times Books. With the pace and grip of a good thriller.

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The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - I did not go to nicaragua intending to write a book, or, indeed, to write at all: but my encounter with the place affected me so deeply that in the end I had no choice. So notes salman rushdie in his first work of nonfiction, a book as imaginative and meaningful as his acclaimed novels. David rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Times Books. In the jaguar smile, rushdie paints a brilliantly sharp and haunting portrait of the people, the politics, the terrain, and the poetry of “a country in which the ancient, opposing forces of creation and destruction were in violent collision. Recounting his travels there in 1986, in the midst of America’s behind-the-scenes war against the Sandinistas, Rushdie reveals a nation resounding to the clashes between government and individuals, history and morality.

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Lonely Planet Nicaragua Travel Guide

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Lonely Planet #ad - Get to the heart of nicaragua and begin your journey now! inside lonely planet nicaragua: color maps and images throughout highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, the Río San Juan and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Nicaragua, Caribbean Coast, more rewarding travel experience - history, Islas Solentiname, arts, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, San Carlos, cuisine Over 45 maps Covers Managua, Leon, Los Pueblos Blancos, Masaya, websites, architecture, sight-seeing, our most comprehensive guide to Nicaragua, sleeping, shopping, Northern Highlands, phone numbers, Southwestern Nicaragua, Northwestern Nicaragua, going out, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, Granada, land & wildlife, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

Lonely Planet Nicaragua. Authors: written and researched by lonely planet about lonely Planet: Since 1973, mobile and digital travel products, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, and a dedicated traveler community.

Lonely Planet Nicaragua Travel Guide #ad - Best-selling guide to Nicaragua. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Central America on a Shoestring. Kayak through central america's largest mangrove forest, experience life on a coffee farm, or chill out on idyllic white-sand beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Times Books.

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Sandinista: Carlos Fonseca and the Nicaraguan Revolution

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Duke University Press Books #ad - Unlike previous scholars, Zimmermann sees the Cuban revolution as the crucial turning point in Fonseca’s political evolution. A must-read for anyone interested in Nicaragua—or in the overall issue of social change. Margaret randall, author of sandino's daughters and sandino's daughters revisited sandinista is the first english-language biography of Carlos Fonseca Amador, the legendary leader of the Sandinista National Liberation Front of Nicaragua the FSLN and the most important and influential figure of the post–1959 revolutionary generation in Latin America.

Times Books. Duke university Press Books. David rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Fonseca, killed in battle in 1976, was the undisputed intellectual and strategic leader of the FSLN. In a groundbreaking and fast-paced narrative that draws on a rich archive of previously unpublished Fonseca writings, ideological shifts, Matilde Zimmermann sheds new light on central themes in his ideology as well as on internal disputes, and personalities of the FSLN.

Sandinista: Carlos Fonseca and the Nicaraguan Revolution #ad - The first researcher ever to be allowed access to fonseca’s unpublished writings collected by the Institute for the Study of Sandinism in the early 1980s and now in the hands of the Nicaraguan Army, Zimmermann also obtained personal interviews with Fonseca’s friends, family members, fellow combatants, and political enemies.

She further argues that his philosophy embracing the experiences of the nation’s workers and peasants was central to the FSLN’s initial platform and charismatic appeal. Imperialism and followed the ideas of both Che Guevara and the earlier Nicaraguan leader Augusto César Sandino.

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The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - This is how the dulles brothers saw themselves, and how many Americans still see their country's role in the world. A joint biography of john foster dulles and allen dulles, who led the united States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's worldDuring the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world.

John foster dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The story of the Dulles brothers is the story of America. A kirkus reviews best nonfiction Book of 2013 David rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Propelled by a quintessentially American set of fears and delusions, the Dulles brothers launched violent campaigns against foreign leaders they saw as threats to the United States.

The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War #ad - Times Books. A joint biography of john foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world. These campaigns helped push countries from guatemala to the Congo into long spirals of violence, led the United States into the Vietnam War, and laid the foundation for decades of hostility between the United States and countries from Cuba to Iran.

In this book, stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history. Duke university Press Books.

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Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism American Empire Project

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - Holt Paperbacks. Times Books. He traces the origins of bush's current policies back to Latin America, where many of the administration's leading lights first embraced the deployment of military power to advance free market economics and enlisted the evangelical movement in support of their ventures. With much of latin America now in open rebellion against U.

S. But america's imperial identity was actually shaped much closer to home. Domination, grandin asks: if washington failed to bring prosperity and democracy to Latin America―its own backyard "workshop"―what are the chances it will do so for the world? David rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism American Empire Project #ad - Grandin has always been a brilliant historian; now he uses his detective skills in a book that is absolutely crucial to understanding our present. Naomi klein, author of no logothe British and Roman empires are often invoked as precedents to the Bush administration's aggressive foreign policy. Historian greg grandin follows the united states' imperial operations from Jefferson's aspirations for an "empire of liberty" in Cuba and Spanish Florida to Reagan's support for brutally oppressive but U.

S. Friendly regimes in Central America. In a brilliant excavation of long-obscured history, Empire's Workshop shows how Latin America has functioned as a proving ground for American strategies and tactics overseas. Lonely Planet Nicaragua.

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The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - Theodore roosevelt, and william randolph Hearst pushed for imperial expansion; Mark Twain, Henry Cabot Lodge, Booker T. Its themes resurface every time Americans argue whether to intervene in a foreign country. Duke university Press Books. No matter how often we debate this question, none of what we say is original.

The bestselling author of overthrow and The Brothers brings to life the forgotten political debate that set America’s interventionist course in the world for the twentieth century and beyond. How should the united States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Every argument over America’s role in the world grows from this one.

The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire #ad - It horrified others. It all starts in The True Flag. Times Books. The country’s best-known political and intellectual leaders took sides. Lonely Planet Nicaragua. Then we retreat―until the cycle begins again. Holt Paperbacks. Revealing a piece of forgotten history, Stephen Kinzer transports us to the dawn of the twentieth century, when the United States first found itself with the chance to dominate faraway lands.

Washington, and Andrew Carnegie preached restraint.

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