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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The author flagrantly omitted well known facts and events that reflect poorly upon the Sadinistas while presenting unsubstantiated conspiracy theories as evidence against the contras.

Dec 02, Kiesha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 06, Matt rated it it was amazing.

Feb 07, Tania rated it it was amazing. Through it all, Kinzer covers various aspects of Nicaraguan life, the kiner behind Nicaraguan life, and the elements that motivate all the different forces at play.

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

Trivia About Blood of Brothers Following his life and his journalist adventures make it part history book, part memoir. A whimsical narrative that gives great brothets to iknzer actual history of Nicaragua kinzfr the different conflicts, but is a little polished in the realities of the whole situation. Kinzer also discusses the impact of the Sandinista blkod Samoza policies on the people of Nicaragua and why Nicaragua continues to be a place of intrigue. It’s just, that Chonmsky quote All in all, I very much enjoyed this book and feel that Kinzer’s book sets the stage for continued learning about the affiars that happened in Nicaragua during this time.

May 27, Carol rated it it was amazing. Started reading this in preparation for upcoming and now postponed til fall trip to Nicaragua. Blood of Brothers is a fascinating and highly readable history of Nicaragua written by the former New York Times bureau chief in Managua.


I read this book in lieu of going on our study abroad trip to Nicaragua. I lived in Nicaragua for wtephen months, am dating a “Nica”, and have been back for visits three times. This book is indeed very balanced: 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 I cant imagine why it was recomended so highly.

Blood of Brothers

Its too bad that there are so few books out there about the history of such a country. That year he opened the Times’ Managua bureau, making that newspaper the first kinzr in America to maintain a full-time office in Nicaragua.

In El Salvador and Guatemala, guerrilla armies were attempting to overthrow kjnzer dictatorships – the dictatorships, supported by the US, had ruled those countries for decades. Which is why, as long as someone wants my help down there, I’ll keep coming.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. On the surface, the three Central American wars had as neutral bystanders both Honduras and Costa Rica the other nations of the original five that made up the region. Blood of Brothers Stephen Kinzer. Read more at http: Essential reading for anyone interested in this history or the Cold War.

People gave directions to their homes or businesses from a particular restaurant, government office, statue, or other landmark Now THAT would have made for an interesting story.

To ask other readers questions about Blood of Brothersplease sign up. Instead, I rapidly kinzerr it in three days, sneaking peaks during breaks at work, at the dinner table, and upon waking up in the morning. Want to Read saving…. I could only wish for something as good to cover the last 20 years, as this book ends its coverage in setphen 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.


By the former “New York Times” Managua bureau chief, this kinze a well-written, information-rich survey of modern Nicaragua. They resort to bullying and terror to achieve this. Kinzer presents a balanced picture of the contra war.

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Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. Apr 08, Elaine Burbank rated it really liked it.

He dives to the heart of motivations to make you feel situated in understanding a conflict that previously felt too complex and daunting, too riddled with propaganda on both sides to make sense of. Refresh and try again. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. In the three wars, somedied and many more were maimed or forced to leave their homes.

After spending ten weeks in Nicaragua, I loved that this book gave me so much historical context about the cities I visited. Riveting yet terribly sad page history of Nicaragua’s struggle for peace from Somoza to the Sandinistas. Book ratings by Goodreads. View all 3 comments. One which particularly caught my attention is his comment about how quickly, once peace was agreed, the former combatants were talking to each other and behaving almost as if the stelhen had never happened. It is the rare book that keeps me up past midnight, frantically turning pages under a reading lamp to see what comes next; it is rarer still that such a book is a nonfiction account rather than the latest Harry Potter installment.

He was also ste;hen to become the stephdn correspondent for the New York Times, which is what he was from onwards.