ISBN-10:
0674025938
ISBN-13:
9780674025936
Pub. Date:
09/30/2007
Publisher:
Harvard
Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua, With New Afterword

Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua, With New Afterword

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Overview

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, Kinzer personally met and interviewed people at every level of the Somoza, Sandinistas and contra hierarchies, as well as dissidents, heads of state, and countless ordinary citizens throughout the region.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674025936
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 09/30/2007
Series: Series on Latin American Studies , #19
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 450
Sales rank: 448,382
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Stephen Kinzer is a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University.

Merilee S. Grindle is Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development, Emerita, at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the former Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

What People are Saying About This

A comprehensive and enthralling account of how the Sandinistas triumphed in the destruction of 'an old and unjust order,' but failed to make over Nicaragua in their own austere and militant image. Stephen Kinzer, an eyewitness to it all, does justice to both triumph and failure in this even-handed and readable book.

Tom Wicker

A comprehensive and enthralling account of how the Sandinistas triumphed in the destruction of 'an old and unjust order,' but failed to make over Nicaragua in their own austere and militant image. Stephen Kinzer, an eyewitness to it all, does justice to both triumph and failure in this even-handed and readable book.

Bill Kovach

Because he spent as much time in the streets and villages as he did in embassies and restaurants, Kinzer was able to understand and report the many levels of reality generally hidden behind fogs of ideology, public statements and political rhetoric...Blood of Brothers is a must-read for anyone who hopes to understand the continuing need for a more enlightened U.S. foreign policy in Central America.
Bill Kovach, Curator, Neiman Foundation at Harvard University

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