The General in His Labyrinth

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Vintage International, Oct 7, 2003 - Fiction - 285 pages
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General Simon Bolivar, “the Liberator” of five South American countries, takes a last melancholy journey down the Magdalena River, revisiting cities along its shores, and reliving the triumphs, passions, and betrayals of his life. Infinitely charming, prodigiously successful in love, war and politics, he still dances with such enthusiasm and skill that his witnesses cannot believe he is ill. Aflame with memories of the power that he commanded and the dream of continental unity that eluded him, he is a moving exemplar of how much can be won—and lost—in a life.

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User Review  - Cameron Eide - Goodreads

Not his best work, but Gabriel Garcia Marquez had a way with narration that no other writer has come close to replicating. Read full review

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User Review  - Carly Krewitsky - Goodreads

This book is about Simon Bolivar in the last years of his life. I did not know much about him before I read this book. Simon Bolivar conquered a lot of Latin American countries. He was exiled. He was ... Read full review


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