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

And given the state of medical care in Nicaragua, you just wait it out. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Paperbackpages. Kinzer’s book, compared to others on the subject, is more of a general interest, magazine-audience kind of thing.

Kinzer automatically rushed to my list of must-read authors after the first chaper – if he wrote it, I’ll read it. Arriving for the first time as a freelance journalist in and then working as the New York Times bureau chief in Nicaragua in the s, the author was perfectly positioned to witness the overthrow of the Somoza regime, the Sandinista revolution, and the contra war. His articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling.

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The beauty of the landscape, the relaxed and laid back lifestyle, and the kindness of the people is amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. He also describes the common folks in Nicaragua, who are so friendly and generous. It’s a sad, sad history full of corruption and violence as the Sandinistas, the contras, and the Reagan-led U.

But it is still the poorest. I am going to back up the platonic life mate on this one with the five star rating. Return to Book Page. Kinzer writes insightfully, eloquently, and compassionately about Nicaragua, and readers are taken on a journey through the history of the country’s trials and tribulations. Kinzer describes being captivated early on by a book about Nicaragua written in !

Everybody knew somebody that had read it and raved about it, but nobody knew where to get a copy. Nicaraguans, from what I can surmise, do not care about polititcs much, but are well aware that linzer leaders are hoodwinking them.

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Most streets in post-earthquake Managua had no names I was shocked to know that the US government played such a big role in Nicaraguan politics. Will I was kimzer to visit Nicaragua this past summer, but right before my trip, massive and violent civil unrest broke out, and it continues today.

Drawing on interviews with government officials and local residents Kinzer paints a picture of a country in an unsettled state of war. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Kinzer chronicles the disastrous war which inevitably failed to defeat the Sandinistas militarily but was a major factor in their eventual electoral defeat, inby which time a majority of the population were simply fed up with conscription, young people dying in the mountains, and the hardships of a barely functioning economy.


It didnt portray the sandanistas as white wearing western good guys the way I kibzer it would. I can only hope broyhers they will govern more successfully this time. And quite a few of them are happy where they are, thank you very much.

Kinzer is a fair, unbiased journalist throughout. Open Preview See a Problem? May 27, Carol rated it it was amazing. Aug 06, Matt rated it it was amazing.

Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua by Stephen Kinzer

I read this book in lieu of going on our study abroad trip to Nicaragua. 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.

I think it captures a time and place in Nicaraguan history more or less accurately. That year he opened the Times’ Managua bureau, making that newspaper the first daily in America to maintain a full-time office in Nicaragua.

On the surface, the three Brotbers American wars had as neutral bystanders both Honduras and Costa Rica the other nations of the original five that made up the region. I’ve spent three and a half months in Nicaragua over the past two winters studying Spanish, volunteering and travelling.