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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Kinzer presents a balanced picture of the contra war. The human side of the conflict which ripped the country apart in the 80’s is depressing but it is refreshing to see that side of the conflict highlighted instead of the usual political crap that the main An excellent read, made all the more poignant by living in the country for the last three months.

Nov 23, Robert Enzenauer rated brothdrs it was amazing. That year he opened the New York Times Managua bureau, making that newspaper the first daily in America to maintain a full-time office in Nicaragua.

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Jul 04, Erin rated it it was amazing. Blood of Brothers Stephen Kinzer. Mar 02, pdxmaven rated it liked it Recommended to pdxmaven by: Kinzer convoys an honest love for the country of Nicaragua, the good, bad, and the ugly. Its too bad that there are so few books out there about the history of such a country. Jul 14, John rated it really liked it Shelves: Most streets in post-earthquake Managua had no names She insisted that I read this book. Socially Inclusive Business Patricia Marquez.


When I finally got a copy Fedex’d in from America the book exceeded my wildest expectations. Wonderfulwell written and very readable history.

The Best Books of This guy couldn’t brohers anymore except pick up a rifle and join the Sandanistas. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Join Our Mailing List: The Contras are dealing with increasing hatred of Sandinistas and a desire to instill what is in their minds a more democratic system.

They were being assigned to cooperatives, told what to grow, and required to sell all brtohers raised–except for what they ate themselves–to government agencies at fixed prices. Nov 21, Teresa Bradford rated it it was amazing. I felt his writing was as balanced as anyone could provide considering the dynamic times he is writing about.

Blood of Brothers

Daugherty’s freshman history class, that is certain. Not the same guy. We were super excited because this was the man himself, the guy that had guided our cultural literacy to the ways of Nicaragua.

I learned quite a lot reading this book, but even the most careful, diligent reader will have a hard time following the flui Written by a New York Times journalist living in Nicaragua during the Sandinista revolution and Contra war, Blood of Brothers is a great introduction to the political history of the country and how it developed into a heartbreaking, years-long battle amongst brothers, loved ones, neighbors.


It is a vibrant portrait of the Nicaraguan people and their volcanic land, a cultural history rich in poetry and bloodshed, baseball and insurrection. WHile he makes short shrift of the history leading up to the ‘s, the detailed reportage in engaging.

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

This is a must read for anyone interested in the gorgeous country of Nicaragua. Kinzer is a fair, unbiased journalist throughout. Both were used bbrothers the sites of military bases for the Contra forces, and both were used to channel arms and money coming from the United States. Reagan’s gambit to outspend the communists worked in the end, but created conflict far beyond Russia and Eastern Europe, with 30, lives lost in Nicaragua. By using our brothhers you agree to our use of cookies.