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The mountain that eats men

Author: Ander Izagirre; Tim Gutteridge
Publisher: London, Zed Books, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the 16th century, the mines of Potosí, perched high in the Andes, bankrolled the Spanish empire. During those years immense wealth allowed the city to grow larger than London at the time and the mountain was quickly given the epithet Cerro Rico--the 'rich mountain'. But today, Potosí's inhabitants are some of the poorest in South America while the mountain itself has been so greedily plundered that its summit  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ander Izagirre; Tim Gutteridge
ISBN: 1786994569 9781786994561 9781786994554 1786994550
OCLC Number: 1049786093
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Awards: Winner of the English Pen Award.
Description: ix, 229 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. In the Land of Fabulous Treasures --
2. The Princess and the Baron --
3. The Power Keg --
4. The Dumping Ground --
5. The Devil.
Responsibility: Ander Izagirre ; translated by Tim Gutteridge.

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The haunting story of Cerro Rico, a centuries old mining mountain on the verge of collapse.  Read more...

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'Burning with a quiet power and rage, The Mountain that Eats Men will move you to tears and to anger.'Mark Mann, author of The Gringo Trail'Izagirre's narrative of characters eking out a living Read more...

 
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