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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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 The Sandinistas’ “agricultural policies were based on the illusion that peasants are communally oriented and will work just as hard for the collective as they would for their own family Riveting yet terribly sad page history of Nicaragua’s struggle for peace from Somoza to the Sandinistas.

He was also well-placed to become the local correspondent for the New York Times, which is what he was from onwards.

Account Options Sign in. It is a beautiful, poor country it’s the poorest country in Latin America with a laid back atmosphere and warm people. It is very well written and gives a raw, candid look at life during the Nicaraguan civil war and how much negative influence the United States had on the war.

Mar 10, Susan rated it it was amazing.

Other editions – View all Blood of Brothers: In spite of all this, I have to say, Blood of Brothers is a very entertaining read. Kinzer automatically rushed to my list of must-read authors after the first chaper – if he wr I am going to back up the platonic life mate on this one with the five star rating.

Kinzer was the The New York Times bureau chief, reporting on the fall of the Somoza dynas This is a must read for anyone interested in the gorgeous country of Nicaragua.

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

Review quote By the former New York Times Managua bureau chief, this is a well-written, information-rich survey of modern Nicaragua. It takes the bits and pieces of information I’ve collected along the way and binds them together with details the author gained through research, interviews, and personal experience. Its too bad that there are so few books out there about the history of such a country. The Sandanistas are fairly firmly in power, but the people have no great love for them.


The guy that had written the greatest book ever written about Nicaragua.

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. All over the country, many peasants decided that farming was no longer a good business, and abandoned the land altogether [and moved to the cities] where they found work as middlemen or market vendors, joining the network of speculators and hoarders who were steadily pushing prices higher and making life more and more difficult for everyone.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Strphen 11, Michael Griswold rated it really liked it. Kinzer writes insightfully, eloquently, and compassionately about Nicaragua, and readers are taken on a journey through the history of the country’s trials and tribulations.

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

This portrait of Nicaragua’s political struggles scored with critics, including LJ’s reviewer, who dubbed it “public journalism at its best Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. You really get a sense of how the crazily paranoid mentality of ‘the Communists only need a stronghold in Central America and they’ll take over the US’ led to our read, the CIA’s intervention is the most reprehensible of ways.

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 They can only get outside help from the Soviet Union, the Cubans, and Libya.

Jul 24, Andrew rated it it was amazing. WHile he makes short shrift of the history leading up to the ‘s, the detailed reportage in engaging. Kinzer became the first journalist to expose this connection, when in March he and a photographer tracked down a Contra camp near the Nicaraguan border of Honduras and were even able to see US-supplied weaponry. This book, finally, pulls it all into perspective – I ordered it at the end of my last trip and I’m so glad that I did.

If the brohhers did not know the hospital, then I would begin asking questions: I could only wish for something as good to cover the last 20 years, stephenn this book ends its coverage in the mid’s, with a nice afterward that briefly sums up the 10 years after that point specifically written for this re-release version that I purchased.

Kinzer was a first-hand witness to much of Stehpen turbulent ’80s — from the last days of the Somoza dictatorship through the Sandinista revolution, civil war with the U.


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.

I cannot recommend it enough. Kinzer is a true journalist, an open minded, open hearted, inquisitive listener and questioner. Kinzer served in Central America first in the s as a freelance journalist and later as a Brohters York Times bureau chief in Managua Wish it continued more into the 90s and how Nicaragua is doing now though.

Kinzer also discusses the impact of the Sandinista and Samoza policies on the people of Nicaragua and why Nicaragua continues to be a place of intrigue.

Blood of Brothers

Kinzer automatically rushed to my list of must-read authors after the knizer chaper – if he wrote it, I’ll read it. 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.

Like many good journalists, Kinzer writes with a lot of dynamic range — he’s good with both the grand historical sweep as well bloood intimate interviews with ordinary Nicaraguans.

Life and War in Nicaragua. His articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him “among the best in kinzef foreign policy storytelling. In their myopic vision of fighting the evil empire of world communism they misled the American people as to what was going on in Nicaragua and caused the unnessary deaths of thousands of young Nicaraguans on both sides of the civil war.

I cant imagine why it was recomended so highly. It’s a sad, sad history full of corruption and violence as the Sandinistas, the contras, and the Reagan-led U. Hasenfus instantly talked about how his missions were organised, revealing how the CIA were circumventing Congressional bans on providing the Contra with weapons and supplies.

Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. 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.