Aristide: An Autobiography

Aristide: An Autobiography

by Jean-Bertrand Aristide

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Library Journal
This moving memoir by Haiti's first freely elected president in decades, ousted by a coup in 1991, should be of interest to a wide audience. Aristide comes across as an honorable man who feels, with some justification, that the United States has been part of Haiti's problems. He articulately expresses his beliefs and ideas, providing biographical information when needed to explain how he came to an opinion or how it led to his next step on the road to the presidency. Wargny's introduction may have been appropriate in Haiti, where the book was intended as a political tool, but here it proves the weakest link; a fuller, more chronological history of Haiti, U.S. involvement there, and the political party Aristide heads would have better served the American audience. Nonetheless, this is recommended for most libraries for its glimpse into the heart of the priest turned president-in-exile.-- Anita L. Cole, Mi ami-Dade P.L. System, Fla.

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