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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His ambassador made it clear to the Sandinistas that they would now face the full might of the Contras. Throughout the book, Kinzer does a masterful job of elaborating on Nicaraguan history since the colonial days up to the Contra years and the conflict with the Reagan Administration. View all 3 comments. Sep 03, Steven rated it it was amazing. It was out of print. It’s definitely kknzer than fiction.

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The most challenging landmarks of all to locate were those that no longer existed. Read more at http: He also described what its like to live in Nicaragua. Did he or she know the Japanese embassy? The Sandinastas did a lot of stupid things, the contras has some legitimate grievances.

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. His nonsense books, mo …. Wish it continued more into the 90s and how Nicaragua is doing now though. This is a must read for anyone interested in the gorgeous country of Nicaragua.


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

I have no specific complaints about this book. Kinzer is an amazing writer, and he minzer the culture and the people of Nicaragua to life unlike any other author that I’ve read on the subject of this beautiful country, a country with so much potential and so much bad luck.

Trivia About Blood of Brothers Lists with This Book. 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 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.

I thoroughly enjoyed how Kinzer interwove Nicaragua’s history with his personal experiences with the beauty of the country, its culture, and its people. Today’s Nicaragua is different, in that it has been largely peaceful for 35 years, and is the safest country in Latin America. I’m stunned by the extent of the chaos that the United States caused in Nicaragua and I’m super angry at Ronald Regan. Return to Book Page.

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There have been problems, of course, including off groups who for years never gave up their weapons. You get the sense that he is sympathetic to the Sandinista cause, but some of the book’s most vivid scenes describe the economic shortages, petty tyrannies and general misrule of the comandantes. The blood and guts of the story literally and figuratively can be found elsewhere, in books like Leslie Cockburn’s “Out of Control: Book ratings by Goodreads.

Kinzer’s first-person reporting places you in the unrest of Managua and fighting in the foothills. And the author boldly stuck himself right in Nicaragua’s history as it was being made, giving his book a comprehensive and rich feel. Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents.


This was one of the “required” reading books on Nicaragua when we were in the Peace Corps, only it was uber difficult to find a copy.

Blood of Brothers : Life and War in Nicaragua

This book makes me feel like I have a strong kinzre of knowledge now. It is a beautiful, poor country it’s the poorest country in Latin America with a laid back atmosphere and warm people.

I love Nicaragua – I married kinzsr a Nica family and I’ve visited their home country many times. With the help of the CIA, the Contras always have a fighting chance. The Sandanistas are fairly firmly in power, but the people have no great love for them. I could only wish for something as good to cover the last 20 years, as 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.

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Bkood Sandinistas began trying to regulate their lives and work, the result was predictable. We were super excited because this was the man himself, the guy that had guided our cultural literacy to the ways of Nicaragua. Not the same guy. Dec 13, Justin rated it it was amazing. His articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling.