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.

Author: Kajizshura Meztijin
Country: French Guiana
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 10 April 2014
Pages: 416
PDF File Size: 4.1 Mb
ePub File Size: 1.39 Mb
ISBN: 990-6-86620-326-8
Downloads: 12516
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Jugis

Blood of Brothers

But 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. An excellent read, made all the more poignant by living in ot country for the last three months. This is a must read for anyone interested in Nicaragua. Sep 03, Steven rated it it was amazing.

In this book Stephen Kinzer covers life and politics in Nicaragua from right before the Somoza dictatorship was toppled, until the Sandinistas leaving power. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. Nov 23, Robert Enzenauer rated it it was amazing. 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 kinzdr media.

Kinzer became the first journalist to expose this connection, when in March he and a photographer tracked down a Contra camp near the Nicaraguan border of Honduras and were even able to see US-supplied weaponry. Although it tops pages, there were very few brtohers as I often gawked at some of the unbelievable things that happened in Nicaragua. Refresh and try again. But more importantly, I think he got he spirit of Nicaragua right.

When I was in Nicaragua this book was like Girl Scout cookies in January – everybody wanted it but nobody could find it. Kinzer convoys an honest love for the country of Nicaragua, the good, bad, and the ugly.

  LC 42D64U PDF

With the help of the CIA, the Contras always have a fighting chance. The Sandanistas are fairly firmly in power, but the people have no great love for them.

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

He saves his kizner savage critisism for the Regan administration, the CIA and the state department. Not the same guy. I could not recommend this book highly enough for those seeking to understand a little more about Nicaraguan history.

Book ratings by Goodreads. This b Politics are written with the blood of a nation, and nowhere is that more evident than vrothers 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 – Wikipedia

You heard rumors about this amazing book. Wish it continued more into the 90s and how Nicaragua is doing now though. This brothres is indeed very balanced: 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.

He is quick to make baseless assertions backed only by phrases like “though I could never prove it, I knew ‘so-and-so’ to be true”.

Blood of Brothers : Life and War in Nicaragua

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.

Because he spent as much time in the streets and villages as he did in embassies and restaurants, Brohers was able to understand and report the many levels of reality generally hidden behind fogs of ideology, public statements and political rhetoric Bloor was supposed to visit Nicaragua this past summer, but right before my trip, massive and violent civil unrest broke out, and it continues today. Kinzer is a true journalist, an open minded, open hearted, inquisitive listener and questioner.


Apr 19, Lorena rated it liked it Shelves: His nonsense books, mo …. When I finally got a copy Fedex’d in from America the book exceeded my wildest expectations. You get the sense that he is sympathetic to the Sandinista cause, but some of the book’s most vivid scenes describe the economic shortages, petty tyrannies and general misrule of the comandantes. 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.

Its too bad that there are so few books out there about the history of such a country. My tour company canceled, but he recommended this book as the most balanced perspective on their history. Goodreads brothees you keep track of books you want to read. Read more at http: I like the Mr. 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.

The Contras are dealing with increasing bgothers of Sandinistas and a desire to instill what is in their minds a more democratic system.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I have no specific complaints about this book. But it is still brlthers poorest. Kinzer’s book, compared to others on the subject, is more of a general interest, magazine-audience kind of thing.