Liberators, Patriots and Leaders of Latin America: 32 Biographies, 2d ed.

Liberators, Patriots and Leaders of Latin America: 32 Biographies, 2d ed.

by Jerome R. Adams
     
 

This book features biographies of 32 of the most notable figures in Latin American history. To the 23 individuals from the first edition, consisting mostly of revolutionary, political, and military figures of the past, are added nine new biographies of contemporary Latin American presidents, providing an updated view of the region's leadership. Several patterns run

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This book features biographies of 32 of the most notable figures in Latin American history. To the 23 individuals from the first edition, consisting mostly of revolutionary, political, and military figures of the past, are added nine new biographies of contemporary Latin American presidents, providing an updated view of the region's leadership. Several patterns run through the individual biographies. The concept of native identity is an important aspect in the stories of Malinche, Juarez, Sandino, and Zapata—profoundly affecting the politics of modern Brazil, Mexico, and Nicaragua. One also sees a continuing compulsion to rebel against overwhelming odds in the cases of Manuela Saenz, Che Guevara and Daniel Ortega.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786442843
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/18/2010
Pages:
403
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Jerome R. Adams is a freelance journalist living in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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