Simon Bolivar

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1st World Publishing, Oct 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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In the history of peoples, the veneration of national heroes has been one of the most powerful forces behind great deeds. National consciousness, rather than a matter of frontiers, racial strain or community of customs, is a feeling of attachment to one of those men who symbolize best the higher thoughts and aspirations of the country and most deeply impress the hearts of their fellow citizens. Despite efforts to write the history of peoples exclusively from the social point of view, history has been, and will continue to be, mainly a record of great names and great deeds of national heroes. The Greeks, for us and for themselves, are not so much the people who lived in the various city-states of Hellas, nor the people dominated and more or less influenced by the Romans and later the Mohammedan conquerors, nor even the present population in which the old pure Hellenic element is in a proportion much smaller than is generally thought. Greece is what she is, lives in the life of men and shapes the minds and souls of peoples, through her great heroes, through her various gods, which were nothing but divinized heroes. Greece is for us Apollo, as a symbol of whatever is filled with light, high, beautiful and noble; Heracles for what is strength, energy, organization, life as it should be lived by human beings
  

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User Review  - Carrie Daws - Goodreads

While the book is generally well written and very informative, for me it tends to be on the dry side. It is a great source of information and I truly learned a lot about Bolivar, but it seems to be more a recitation of facts than anything. Read full review

Review: Simon Bolivar the Liberator

User Review  - Orion - Goodreads

Bolivar is to South America what Washington & Jefferson together are to the USA. He liberated South America from Spain. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
9
THE SPANISH COLONIES IN AMERICA
17
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE JULY
32
BOLÍVARS FIRST EXPEDITION THE CRUELTY
42
BOLÍVARS FIRST VICTORIES 1813
53
ARAURE RIBAS TRIUMPHS IN LA VICTORIA
62
THE HEROIC DEATH OF RICAURTE VICTORY
73
OF CARABOBO AND DEFEAT OF LA PUERTA 1814 73 VIII BOLÍVAR IN EXILE AND MORILLO IN POWER
84
BOLÍVARS EXPEDITION AND NEW EXILE
93
PIARS DEATH VICTORY OF CALABOZO
100
THE CONGRESS OF ANGOSTURA A GREAT
109
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120
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