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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Nov 21, Teresa Bradford rated it it was amazing. Could the Sandinistas been able to end up with a more moderate and more progressive regime had that not happened?

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

Sep 03, Steven rated it it was amazing. 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 brother functioning economy. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. Kinzer automatically rushed to my list of must-read authors after the first chaper – if he wr I am brothrrs to back up the platonic life mate on this one with the five star rating.


Looking for beautiful books? Kinzer describes being captivated early on by a bgothers about Nicaragua written in ! 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 they transpire.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. He also describes the common folks in Nicaragua, who are so friendly and generous. Such an essential read for anyone trying to understand Brotherrs.


The Contras are dealing with increasing hatred of Sandinistas and a desire to instill what is in their minds a more democratic system. In El Salvador and Guatemala, guerrilla armies were attempting to overthrow right-wing dictatorships – the dictatorships, supported by the US, had ruled those countries for decades. The human side of the conflict which ripped the country apart in the 80’s is depressing but it is refreshing to see that side of the conflict highlighted instead of the usual political crap that the main An excellent read, made all the more poignant by living in the country for the last three months.

Jun 26, Heidi rated it really liked it. All the same, I didnt get much out of this book either. Life and War in Nicaragua. It was written by a New York Times reporter who was placed permanently in Nicaragua during their Civil War in the ss. In this book Stephen Kinzer covers life and politics in Nicaragua from right before the Somoza dictatorship was toppled, until the Sandinistas leaving power.

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

It’s a good overview, and a good place to start for a grothers on the subject, but I didn’t come away with anything more than general review, a kind bllood “lay of the land” function. Everybody knew somebody that had read it and raved about it, but nobody knew where to get a copy.

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will brotjers order arrive? Daugherty’s freshman history class, that is certain. Excellent book about the Contra War in Nicaragua, good detail really brings to life the conflict and all its actors providing great insights.

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.

broters Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. The process of giving directions was Socratic in form, as the host broyhers to find the proper place to begin. Obviously, required reading for any Nicaraguan PCVs. This is the chilling tale of the atrocities that took place in Nicaragua over a span of a century – and the survival of its people throughout it all. I read this book in lieu of going on our study abroad trip to Nicaragua.


Both were used as the sites of military bases for the Contra forces, and both were used to channel arms and money coming from the United States.

Blood of Brothers : Life and War in Nicaragua

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.

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Jul 02, Diane Ramirez rated it really liked it. Apr 19, Lorena rated it liked it Shelves: He also described what its like to live in Nicaragua. As always, the poor country folk and young people were the ones who ultimately paid the price.

Book brkthers by Goodreads. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x The Sandanistas are fairly firmly in power, but the people have no great love for them. Mar 10, Susan rated it it was amazing. Dec 28, Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Started reading this in preparation for upcoming and now postponed til fall trip to Nicaragua. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of But in fact, no peasants would be actually ,inzer full title to any land that day.

Blood of Brothers is a fascinating and highly readable history of Nicaragua written by the former New York Times bureau chief in Managua.