Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua

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David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 460 pages
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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 openedthe 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.

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Review: Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua (Latin American Studies)

User Review  - Lorena - Goodreads

Kinzer's book, compared to others on the subject, is more of a general interest, magazine-audience kind of thing. It's a good overview, and a good place to start for a novice on the subject, but I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nathan Titus - Goodreads

I have no specific complaints about this book. It didnīt portray the sandanistas as white wearing western good guys the way I feared it would. In fact it didnīt show any polititcian in a very positive ... Read full review



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Stephen Kinzer is cultural correspondent for The New York Times.

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