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Liberators: Latin America's Struggle for Independence

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Robert Harvey

In 1780, a Peruvian-born Spanish count named Jose Gabriel Condorcanqui organized a revolt against the Spanish crown, one that briefly united thousands of Indians in a 10-month war against Peru's European conquerors. The revolt was eventually crushed, … see full wiki

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Author: Robert Harvey
Publisher: Overlook TP
2 reviews about Liberators: Latin America's Struggle for...
review by . November 13, 2010
Being an American and growing up in the American school system, I am disappointed in the lack of coverage of Latin America provided by American schools, whether it be in history, geography, or literature. Luckily, there is a bevy of books available on this subjects at the college level and higher. This is one of the better ones that I've read. Written as a series of overlapping biographies of the great leaders of the Latin American wars of independence, the author provides in-depth and up close …
review by . September 26, 2002
I must confess to knowing next to nothing about the history of Latin America. Oh sure, I can give you the names of the Conquistadors, and rattle off the names of the "freedom fighters" like Bolivar, O'Higgins and such, but when it comes to detail about the revolutions South of the US, I was completely ignorant! This book has changed all of that, and I am very grateful to the author. He has presented the liberation of the southern hemisphere in a quite lucid way, with excellent writing and fantastic …
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