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Liberators, patriots, and leaders of Latin America : 32 biographies

Author: Jerome R Adams
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Collects thirty-two biographies of political, military, and revolutionary figures from Latin American history, including nine contemporary presidents, such as Hugo Chávez and Vicente Fox, and rebels such as Ernesto "Che" Guevara and Daniel Ortega.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome R Adams
ISBN: 9780786442843 0786442840
OCLC Number: 474871471
Notes: Revised edition of: Liberators and patriots of Latin America. c1991.
Description: viii, 395 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Doña Marina (La Malinche) : mother of conquest --
Pierre François Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture : commander of a slave army --
Simón Bolívar : liberator of the North --
Manuela Sáenz : spirit of the liberation --
José de San Martín : liberator of the South --
Bernardo O'Higgins : Chile's Irish liberator --
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento : educator of a continent --
Pedro I and Pedro II, Brazil's emperors : divine right and democracy --
José Martí : revolutionary poet --
Benito Juárez : builder of democracy --
Pancho Villa : political warrior --
Emiliano Zapata : Indian reformer --
Dolores Jiménez y Muro, Juana Belén Gutiérrez de Mendoza and Hermila Galindo de Topete : women of the Mexican Revolution --
Augusto Sandino : the visionary versus the Marines --
Juan Perón : monarch of the working class --
María Eva Duarte de Perón : angel of the "shirtless ones" --
José Figueres : at the center of Latin America --
Fidel Castro : socialist revolutionary --
Ernesto "Che" Guevera : existential rebel --
Bishop Romero : modern martyr --
Salvador Allende and Augusto Pinochet : Ariel and Caliban --
César Chávez : Hispanic Spartacus --
Vicente Fox : breaking the political mold --
Néstor Kirchner Ostoic and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner : Peronist pair --
Daniel Ortega Saavedra : Sandino redux --
Luís Inacio Lula da Silva : Brazil's diminutive giant --
Hugo Chávez : elected leftist.
Responsibility: Jerome R. Adams.

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Features biographies of 32 of the most notable figures in Latin American history. To the 23 individuals from the first edition are added nine new biographies of contemporary Latin American  Read more...

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