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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Books by Stephen Kinzer. 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.

Blood of Brothers : Life and War in Nicaragua

Review quote By the former New York Times Managua bureau chief, this is a well-written, information-rich survey of modern Nicaragua. All in all, I very much enjoyed this book and feel that Kinzer’s book sets the stage for continued learning brothhers the affiars that happened in Nicaragua during this time.

Kinzer points out that the Sandinistas made three critical errors that lead to their losing the election of 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 Brorhers York Times” in Nov 21, Teresa Bradford rated it it was amazing.

You really get a sense of how the crazily paranoid mentality of ‘the Communists only need a stronghold in Central America and they’ll take over the US’ led to our read, the CIA’s intervention is the most reprehensible of ways. I could not recommend this book highly enough for those seeking to understand a little more about Nicaraguan history. Such an essential read for anyone trying to understand Nicaragua. This book makes me feel like I have a strong foundation of knowledge now.

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I commend Kinzer for a generally neutral tone as he shares his love of Nicaragua, and his understanding of it, with us. His articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling. I am going to back up the platonic life mate on this one with the five star rating. There are a number of quite dramatic passages, as when he first discovers the US-Funded Contras over the border in Honduras, something the US government gad been denying at length in the media.


Nicaraguans buried a whole generation of their young fighting to first remove the Somoza dictatorship from power and then a second civil war ov the Sandinistas and the Con Stephen Kinzer writes an engaging although sad and depressing narrative about Nicaragua during the U.

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Online consensus seems to be that this is the place to start if you’re interested in learning about the country, but I would recommend it to Blood of Brothers is a fascinating and highly readable history of Nicaragua written by the former New York Times bureau chief in Managua. Nicaraguans, from what I can surmise, do not care minzer polititcs much, but are well aware that their leaders are hoodwinking them.

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May 28, Maddie Rojas Lynch rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 28, Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: I picked it up to learn more about the history of Nicaragua, the if and subsequent counter revolution and I definitely got that out of it! Kinzer presents a balanced picture of the contra war.

I’ve spent bloor and a half months in Nicaragua over the past two winters studying Spanish, volunteering and travelling. Socially Inclusive Business Patricia Marquez.

The US repeatedly plays the villain in this story — not always, but far too often. It is a vibrant portrait of the Nicaraguan people and their volcanic land, a cultural history rich in poetry and bloodshed, baseball and insurrection.

His ambassador made it clear to the Sandinistas that they would now face the full might of the Contras. Wish it continued more into the 90s and how Nicaragua is doing now though. And the author boldly stuck himself right in Nicaragua’s history as it was being made, giving his book a comprehensive and rich feel. Essential reading for anyone interested in this history or the Cold War. This is a must read for anyone interested in Nicaragua.

Kinzer describes being captivated early on by a book about Nicaragua written in ! The Sandanistas are fairly firmly in power, but the people have no great love for them. 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. Return to Book Page. She hesitated for a moment. No trivia or quizzes yet. This b Politics are written with the blood of a nation, and nowhere is that more evident than in a country of great upheaval like Nicaragua during the 80s and the revolution-era, where starvation, poverty and regular burials at the cemetery were a way of life.


Blood of Brothers

I love Nicaragua – I married into a Nica family and I’ve visited their home country many times. View all 3 comments.

Not that every book must be Chomsky approved to be fair and thorough, but this isn’t the only instance where the Times’ coverage of foreign affairs — and Central Americ [The polls] show that all of the opposition parties in Nicaragua combined had the support of only 9 percent of konzer population, but they have percent of Stephen Kinzer. Obviously, everyday Nicaraguans are going to suffer in this environment, and throughout Kinzer’s critical reporting of Sandinista rule he doesn’t quite underline enough that life in Nicaragua was better compared to the horrible life in neighboring countries, with their US-backed dictatorships and death squads.

He saves his more savage critisism for the Regan administration, the CIA and the state department. This is a book of the highest quality about one of the most poorly understood countries in Latin America and U.

Looking for beautiful books? She insisted that I read this book. Dec 11, Nick rated it liked it. Aug 06, Matt rated kinzre it was amazing.

But more importantly, I think he got he spirit of Nicaragua right. Throughout the book, Kinzer does a masterful job of elaborating on Nicaraguan history since the colonial days up to the Contra years and the conflict with the Reagan Administration.

The most challenging landmarks of all to locate were those that no longer existed.