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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They can only get outside blod from the Soviet Union, the Cubans, and Libya. He kinzrr his more savage critisism for the Regan administration, the CIA and the state department. He also described what its like to live in Nicaragua. He was also well-placed to become the local correspondent for the New York Times, which is what he was from onwards. Nov 21, Teresa Bradford rated it it was amazing. I sometimes bought airline tickets 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.

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Widely considered the best-connected journalist in Central America, Kinzer personally met and interviewed people at every level of the Somoza, Sandinistas and contra hierarchies, as well as dissidents, heads of state, and countless ordinary citizens throughout the region. This is a must read for anyone interested in the gorgeous country of Nicaragua.

Kinzer is an amazing writer, and he brings the culture and the people of Nicaragua to life unlike any other author that I’ve read on the subject of this beautiful country, a country with so much potential and so much bad luck. Will it go btothers easy on Reagan?

It is a beautiful, poor country it’s the poorest country in Latin America with a laid back atmosphere and warm people. Every once in a while, you get sick, or get some terrible insect bite, or have some kind of rash. Brotherz reading this in preparation for upcoming and now postponed til fall trip to Nicaragua. That year he opened the Times’ Managua bureau, making that newspaper the first daily in America to maintain a full-time office in Nicaragua. Read more at http: In spite of all this, I have to say, Blood of Brothers is a very entertaining read.


Kinzer chronicles the disastrous war which bllood 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.

WHile he makes short shrift of the history leading up to the ‘s, the detailed reportage in engaging. Preview — Blood of Brothers by Stephen Kinzer. A great political history of Nicaragua, focusing intently on the Sandinista revolution that toppled the Somoza regime, fought the counter-revolution Contras, lost power in the first real democratic and free elections, and now has taken control again.

I had originally planned to peruse leisurely this book over the next month to gain an overview of the Sandinista era in Nicaragua. On the surface, the three Central American wars had as bloor bystanders both Honduras and Costa Rica the other nations of the original five that made up the region. Instead, I rapidly devoured it in three days, sneaking peaks during breaks at work, at the dinner table, and upon waking up in the morning 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.

I commend Kinzer for a generally brothsrs tone as he shares his love of Nicaragua, and his understanding of it, with us. The Story of the Reagan Administration’s Secret War hrothers Nicaragua, the Ille Kinzer’s book, compared to others on the subject, is more of a general interest, magazine-audience kind of thing.

Which is why, as long as someone wants my help down there, I’ll keep coming. Kinzer is a true journalist, an open minded, open hearted, inquisitive listener blood questioner. Join Our Mailing List: Its too bad that there are so few books out there about the history of such a country. It’s definitely stranger than fiction.


Blood of Brothers : Life and War in Nicaragua

Wonderfulwell written and very readable history. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? They resort to bullying and terror to achieve this. Nov 23, Robert Enzenauer rated it it was amazing. Kinzer also recorded the mistakes being made by the inexperienced Sandinista government, though to my mind he gives insufficient emphasis to the extreme difficulties they faced in fighting both a war and an economic blockade, in a country that had been pillaged by Somoza and then deserted by a good proportion of its businessmen and skilled professionals, who fled to Miami and points north.

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.

You heard rumors about this amazing book. Jul 02, Diane Ramirez rated it really liked it.

His nonsense books, mo …. It was out of print. An example of public journalism at its best, his book will stand as the definitive study of Nicaragua in the turbulent 80s.

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This is a must read for anyone interested in Nicaragua. I am going to back up the platonic life mate on this one with the five star rating. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Throughout the book, Kinzer does a masterful job of elaborating on Kinzzer history since the colonial days up to the Contra years and the conflict with the Reagan Administration.