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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Reagan’s gambit brotheers outspend the communists worked in the end, but created conflict far beyond Russia and Eastern Europe, with 30, lives lost in Nicaragua.

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

But it is still the poorest. We didn’t When I was in Nicaragua this book was like Girl Scout cookies in January – everybody wanted it but nobody could find it.

Widely considered the best-connected journalist in Central America, Kinzer personally met and interviewed people at every level of the Somoza, Sandinistas and contra hierarchies, as well as dissidents, heads of state, and countless ordinary citizens throughout the region. The Story of the Reagan Administration’s Secret War in Nicaragua, the Ille Kinzer’s book, compared to others on the subject, is more of a general interest, magazine-audience kind of thing.

Both events exposed the reality of the Contra war and its destructive aims, and helped the push towards the eventual peace process which Kinzer also describes. Books by Stephen Kinzer. Mar 10, Susan rated it it was amazing.


The guy that had written the greatest book ever written about Nicaragua. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Blood of Brothers : Life and War in Nicaragua

We were brotbers excited because this was the man himself, the guy that had guided our cultural literacy to the ways of Nicaragua. I sometimes bought airline tickets from wtephen travel agency whose address was ‘Across the street from Retiro Hospital,’ but there was no longer a Retiro Hospital across the street, or, for that matter, anywhere else.

Maria Silva and Eylin Guadamuz pages points to discuss with other Nicaragua-bound folks: I’ve spent three and a half months in Nicaragua over the past two winters studying Spanish, volunteering and travelling. Kinzer became the first journalist to expose this connection, blodo 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.

Apr 08, Elaine Burbank rated it really liked it. Account Options Sign in. But also because I approach these kinds of books with a side eye: Jun 26, Heidi rated it really liked it. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Mar 02, pdxmaven rated it liked it Recommended to pdxmaven by: Obviously, required reading for any Nicaraguan PCVs.

It was worth the wait – probably one of the best books on Central American history and Nicaragua, ever. It didnt portray the sandanistas as white wearing western good guys the way I feared it would.


I had originally planned to peruse leisurely this book over the next month to gain an overview of the Sandinista era in Nicaragua. Inat age twenty-five, Stephen Kinzer arrived in Nicaragua as a freelance journalist–and became a witness to history.

Wish it continued more into the 90s and how Nicaragua is doing now though. From inside the book.

It takes the bits and pieces of information I’ve collected along the way knzer binds them together with details the author gained through research, interviews, and personal experience.

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.

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

As always, the poor country folk and young people were the ones who ultimately paid the price. As a Nicaraguan who knows Nicaraguan history, I found this book to use tortured logic and twist facts to fit its socialist narrative. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. 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.