Blood of Brothers has ratings and 56 reviews. Frank said: I’ve spent three and a half months in Nicaragua over the past two winters studying Spanish. By the former New York Times Managua bureau chief, this is a well-written, information-rich survey of modern Nicaragua. Kinzer describes how Cesar Sandino’s. Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua is a book by Stephen Kinzer, an American author and New York Times foreign correspondent who reported.

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It is a vibrant portrait of the Nicaraguan people and their volcanic land, a cultural history rich in poetry and bloodshed, baseball and insurrection.

Jul 17, Bill Roth rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think it captures a time and place in Nicaraguan history more or less accurately. No trivia or quizzes yet.

I am going to back up the platonic life mate on this one with the five star rating. Jul 04, Erin rated it it was amazing. Riveting yet terribly sad page history of Nicaragua’s struggle for peace from Somoza to the Sandinistas.

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It tells the story of the overthrow of the Somosa regime realized in the summer of and of the contra war in the eighties during which the Regan regime funded the contra rebels and did everything short of mounting a full invasion of the country brothees dislodge the c I’ve spent three and a half months in Nicaragua over the past two winters studying Spanish, volunteering and travelling.

I could only wish for something as good to cover the last 20 years, as this book ends its coverage in the mid’s, with a nice afterward that briefly sums up the 10 years after that point specifically written for this re-release version that I purchased. She insisted that I read this book. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

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If the guest did not know the hospital, then I would begin asking questions: But this book made me see that a lot of mistakes were made, a lot of freedoms repressed, but it also was clear eyed about the awful Reagan policies that cost many lives.

For most of the s bloody wars were being fought in three Central American countries, all of them involving the United States. It takes the bits and pieces of information I’ve collected along the way and binds them together with details the author gained through research, interviews, and personal experience. Read more at http: Aug 11, Michael Griswold rated it really liked it. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time.


In fact it didnt show any polititcian in a very positive light. Lists with This Book. Reagan’s gambit to outspend the communists worked in the end, but created conflict far beyond Russia and Eastern Europe, with 30, lives lost in Nicaragua. The Sandinistas are motivated by the steadfast belief that Nicaragua must be independent and will do that at all cost, no matter how poor this might make Nicaragua.

I cant imagine why it was recomended so highly. A year ago, I told a freind that I was headed to nicaragua, that Id never been to central america, and that I wanted to know all I could. Instead, I rapidly devoured it in three days, sneaking peaks during breaks at work, at the dinner table, and upon waking up in the morning It is the rare book that keeps me up past midnight, frantically turning pages under a reading lamp to see what comes next; it is rarer still that such a book is a nonfiction account rather than the latest Harry Potter installment.

Socially Inclusive Business Patricia Marquez. All over the country, many peasants decided that farming was no longer a good business, and abandoned the land altogether [and moved to the cities] where they found work as middlemen or market vendors, joining the network of speculators and hoarders who were steadily pushing prices higher and making life more and more difficult for everyone. Such an essential read for anyone trying to understand Nicaragua. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss.

One which particularly caught my attention is his comment about how quickly, once peace was agreed, the former combatants were talking to each other and behaving almost as if the war had never happened. On the surface, the three Central American wars had as neutral bystanders both Honduras and Costa Rica the other nations of the original five that made up the region.

Blood of Brothers

He returned many times during the years that followed, becoming Latin America correspondent for the Boston Globe in and joining the foreign staff of the New York Times in Blood of Brothers is a fascinating and highly readable history of Nicaragua written by the former New York Times bureau chief in Managua. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Sep 03, Steven rated it it was amazing.


It is very well written and gives a raw, candid look at life during the Nicaraguan civil war and how much negative influence the United States had on the war. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Like many good journalists, Kinzer writes with a lot of dynamic range — he’s good with both the grand historical sweep as well as intimate interviews with ordinary Nicaraguans.

Started reading this in preparation for upcoming and now postponed til fall trip to Nicaragua. He also described what its like to live in Nicaragua.

Blood of Brothers : Life and War in Nicaragua

I thoroughly enjoyed how Kinzer interwove Nicaragua’s history with his personal experiences with the beauty of the country, its culture, and its people. Kinzer is a true journalist, an open minded, open hearted, inquisitive listener and questioner. Join Our Mailing List: I can only hope that they will govern more successfully this time.

This kinzzer Stephen Kinzer’s dramatic story of the centuries-old power struggle that burst into the headlines in with the overthrow of the Somoza dictatorship. Refresh and try again.

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An example of public journalism at its best, his book will stand as the definitive study of Nicaragua in the turbulent 80s. And given the state of medical care in Nicaragua, you just wait it out. Nicaraguans, from what I can surmise, do not care about polititcs much, but are well aware that their leaders are hoodwinking them.

Throughout the book, Kinzer does keep excellent pacing and describes the characters with vivid detail which makes them easy to remember and allows the readers to follow the events as brothdrs transpire.

He was also well-placed to become the local correspondent for the New York Times, which is what he was from onwards. Stephen Kinzer, an eyewitness to it all, does justice to both triumph and failure in this even-handed and readable book.