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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I feel that way about politics in general, and it seems like nicaraguans agree with me far more than americans. 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.

Kinzer writes insightfully, eloquently, and compassionately about Nicaragua, and readers are taken on a journey bliod the history of the country’s trials and tribulations. It is a vibrant portrait of the Nicaraguan people and their volcanic land, a cultural history rich in poetry and bloodshed, baseball and insurrection.

Blood of Brothers : Life and War in Nicaragua

This guy couldn’t do anymore except pick up a rifle and join the Sandanistas. 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 bloov war had never happened.

I sometimes bought airline or from a travel agency whose address was ‘Across the street from Retiro Hospital,’ but there was no longer a Retiro Hospital across the street, or, for that matter, anywhere else. When I was in Nicaragua this book was like Girl Scout cookies in January – everybody wanted it but nobody could find it.


Because he spent as much time in the streets and villages as he did in embassies and restaurants, Kinzer was able to understand and report the many levels of reality generally hidden behind fogs of ideology, public statements and political rhetoric He saves his more savage critisism for the Regan administration, the CIA and the state department.

He describes the interminable heat.

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Drawing on interviews with government officials and local residents Kinzer paints a picture of a country in an unsettled state of war. As a Nicaraguan who knows Nicaraguan history, I found this book to use tortured logic and twist facts to fit its socialist narrative. Nov 28, Rebecca rated it did not like it.

As a very patriotic American, though, I’ve always struggled to understand the politics, the state of their economy, and the differences in their beliefs and lifestyles, as it is so different from any I’ve ever known. Integrating the Americas Antoni Estevadeordal. I learned quite a lot reading this book, but even the most careful, diligent reader will brtohers a hard time following the flui Written by a New York Times journalist living in Nicaragua during the Sandinista revolution and Contra war, Blood of Brothers is a great introduction to the political history of the country and how it developed into a heartbreaking, years-long battle amongst brothers, loved ones, neighbors.

In Nicaragua, the reverse was happening: People gave directions to their homes or businesses from a particular restaurant, government office, statue, or other landmark She insisted that I read this book.

Grindle is Edward S. Kinzer describes being captivated early on by a book about Nicaragua written in ! Will it worship the Sandinistas as saints? Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


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Kinzer convoys an honest love for the country of Nicaragua, the good, bad, and the ugly. I can only hope that they will govern more successfully this time. But our excitement sums up my feelings on Blood of Brothers. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Brothegs not content to simply witness from the confines of Managua, the author traveled extensively throughout Nicaragua as events unfolded, bringing color and unique perspective to the overall picture. Not the same guy. It was written by a New York Times reporter who was placed permanently in Nicaragua during their Civil War in the ss.

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Mar 02, pdxmaven rated it liked it Recommended to pdxmaven by: Kinzer presents a balanced picture of the contra war. Jan 07, Matthew rated it liked it.

Kinzer was the The New York Times bureau chief, reporting on the fall of the Somoza dynas This is a must read for anyone interested in the gorgeous country of Nicaragua. They can only get outside help from the Soviet Union, the Cubans, and Libya. When Sandinistas began trying to regulate their lives and work, the result was predictable. Blpod didnt portray the sandanistas as white wearing western good guys the way I feared it would.