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. Blood of Brothers by Stephen Kinzer, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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I feel that way about politics in general, and it seems like nicaraguans agree with me far more than americans. Dec 31, Athalia rated it it was amazing. It didnt portray the sandanistas as white wearing western good guys the way I feared it would.

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Blood of Brothers : Life and War in Nicaragua

May 28, Maddie Rojas Lynch rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Sandanistas are fairly firmly in power, but the people have no great love for them. Life and War in Nicaragua. Will it address the true nuance in the motivations of both Sandinistas and contras? In stepphen, as US allies, they were inextricably drawn in. All their slim resources have to be distributed to their military forces in order to defend themselves. And the author boldly stuck himself right in Nicaragua’s history as it was being made, giving his book a comprehensive and rich feel.

So while reading the book in nicaragua, I had enough experiance with the country to know that nothing in the book mattered, either to myself or the locals.

Other books in this series. Kinzer describes being captivated early on by a book about Nicaragua written in !

We didn’t get the guy’s name, but we were convinced that it was Stephen Kinzer. It’s definitely stranger than fiction.

Blood of Brothers

Stephen Kinzer, an eyewitness to it all, does justice to both triumph and failure in this even-handed and readable book. It is a vibrant portrait of the Nicaraguan people and their volcanic land, a cultural history rich in poetry and bloodshed, baseball and insurrection.


It was exhilarating to read about a country, where many of the things spoken about, I had seen with my own two eyes, yet I walked right past some of these historic sites because I had no background knowledge brohters appreciate the history fully.

Nov 23, Robert Enzenauer rated it it was amazing. Blood of Brothers is a fascinating and highly readable history of Nicaragua written by the former New York Times bureau chief in Managua.

The author flagrantly omitted well known facts and events that reflect poorly upon the Sadinistas while presenting unsubstantiated conspiracy theories as evidence against the contras. Feb 07, Tania rated it it was amazing.

No trivia or quizzes yet. May 31, Ollie rated it really liked it. Like many good journalists, Kinzer writes with a lot of dynamic range — he’s good with both the grand historical sweep as well as intimate interviews with ordinary Nicaraguans. He saves his more savage critisism for the Regan administration, the CIA and the state department.

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Could the Sandinistas been able to end up with a more moderate and more progressive regime had that not happened? Refresh and try again. WHile he makes brthers shrift of the history leading up to the ‘s, the detailed reportage in engaging. It’s just, that Chonmsky quote Mar 06, Tim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 07, Matthew rated it liked it. The US repeatedly plays the villain ot this story — not always, but far too often. A whimsical narrative that gives great light to the actual history of Nicaragua throughout the different conflicts, but is a little polished in the realities of the whole situation.

I cannot recommend it enough. 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 be This is stephe 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. Blood of Brothers is Kinzer’s dramatic story of the centuries-old power struggle that burst into the headlines in with the overthrow of the Somoza dictatorship.


I lived in Nicaragua for nine months, am dating a “Nica”, brithers have been back for visits three times. B,ood have been problems, of course, including small groups who for years never gave up their weapons. This is a pure hatchet job on our brotherw for democracy, individual liberty, dignity and free enterprise in Nicaragua. Following his life and his journalist adventures make it part history book, part memoir.

I sometimes bought airline tickets from a travel agency whose address was ‘Across the street brothera Retiro Hospital,’ but there was no longer a Retiro Hospital across the street, or, for that matter, anywhere else. Started reading this in preparation for upcoming and now postponed til fall trip to Nicaragua. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 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 New York Times in A very interesting look into the recent history of a country that most American’s don’t know the first thing about – and if they do, what they know has been skewed by our government’s spin.

When I was in Nicaragua this book was like Girl Scout cookies in January – everybody wanted it but stwphen could find it.

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