Blood Brothers

Author: Steve J. King

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1463489137

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 665

Rueben Jackson, an ex-pimp and con artist, once known as the most dangerous man in the city, would stop at nothing to get what he wanted, and what he wanted most was money and power. After years of leading a notorious life, Rueben decided to give up the game for a more luxurious lifestyle. But when he met the elegantly beautiful Madeline Douglas, his life would never be the same again. Not only was Madeline beautiful and very rich, but she was also the wife of the city’s highest and most powerful elected official, Mayor David K. Douglas. Although Madeline was aware of the power that she possessed being the city’s first lady, she was satisfied at being a housewife and hostess and living in the shadows of her famous husband. But after meeting the handsome businessman Rueben Jackson on one of her frequent outings, she became infatuated and lost touch with everything-including her own life. But Madeline’s problems did not stop there. She also became pregnant with the son that David had always wanted. But the question that kept haunting her: Was the baby David’s?

Blood Brothers

Author: Steve J. King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781420844856

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 748

This book describes all the different feelings I have felt throughout my life about love. Times when I thought I was in love and times when I was in love. These feelings for me started as a teenager and continued during my life. Sometimes we can't explain to our love ones what we need to say, and since I have that gift, I want to share it with all the lovers and friends throughout the world.

Blood of Brothers

Life and War in Nicaragua

Author: Stephen Kinzer

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 450

View: 9014

Looks at the modern history of Nicaragua, from the overthrow of the Somoza dictatorship to the election of President Violeta Chamorro

Washington's War on Nicaragua

Author: Holly Sklar

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896082953

Category: Political Science

Page: 472

View: 2773

An account of U.S. policy from the Sandinista revolution through the Iran-contra scandal and beyond. Sklar shows how the White House sabotaged peace negoatiations and sustained the deadly contra war despite public opposition, with secret U.S. special forces and an auxiliary arm of dictators, drug smugglers and death squad godfathers, and illuminates an alternative policy rooted in law and democracy.

With the Contras

A Reporter in the Wilds of Nicaragua

Author: Christopher Dickey

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781439140079

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

View: 4661

On the seventeenth of July, 1979, the dictator Anastasio Somoza left Nicaragua after forty-five years. Finally, the family that had ruled and owned the country was gone. It took its money, which was much of the money the country had. The dictator left. The generals left. The colonels. They fled by helicopter and airplane, by car and on foot. By the nineteenth they were, almost all of them, gone. But the soldiers remained. And in San Juan del Sur, on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, the rebel Commander Zero, Eden Pastora, was facing the best of the dictator's remaining soldiers: Bravo, Montenegro, "the Rattlesnakes," "the Wild Geese," "the Black and White." Eventually the guardias fled too - some of them, including a tough, murderous sergeant from "the Rattlesnakes" (called Suicida by his men), making their way to El Salvador, from where, as the Contras, they waged sporadic war against the Nicaraguan leftist forces. Christopher Dickey was the first American newspaperman to go into the mountains of Nicaragua with the Contras and come out alive, and his account of the "secret" war that is being waged against the Sandinista government reads like the best fiction. Yet it is as factual as tomorrow's headlines.

The Civil War in Nicaragua

Inside the Sandinistas

Author: Roger Miranda,William E. Ratliff

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412819688

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

View: 9416

"The conflict in Nicaragua is one of the leastunderstood struggles of the Cold War. . . . This account clarifies the central issue and dispelsmany lingering myths." --Zbigniew Breinski,National Security Advisor during the Carter administration

Blood on the Border

A Memoir of the Contra War

Author: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806156430

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 930

Human rights activist and historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has been described as “a force of nature on the page and off.” That force is fully present in Blood on the Border, the third in her acclaimed series of memoirs. Seamlessly blending the personal and the political, Blood on the Border is Dunbar-Ortiz’s firsthand account of the decade-long dirty war pursued by the Contras and the United States against the people of Nicaragua. With the 1981 bombing of a Nicaraguan plane in Mexico City—a plane Dunbar-Ortiz herself would have been on if not for a delay—the US-backed Contras (short for los contrarrevolucionarios) launched a major offensive against Nicaragua’s Sandinista regime, which the Reagan administration labeled as communist. While her rich political analysis of the US-Nicaraguan relationship bears the mark of a trained historian, Dunbar-Ortiz also writes from her perspective as an intrepid activist who spent months at a time throughout the 1980s in the war-torn country, especially in the remote northeastern region, where the Indigenous Miskitu people were relentlessly assailed and nearly wiped out by CIA-trained Contra mercenaries. She makes painfully clear the connections between what many US Americans today remember only vaguely as the Iran-Contra “affair” and ongoing US aggression in the Americas, the Middle East, and around the world—connections made even more explicit in a new afterword written for this edition. A compelling, important, and sobering story on its own, Blood on the Border offers a deeply informed, closely observed, and heartfelt view of history in the making.

Nicaragua, revolution in the family

Author: Shirley Christian

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780394744575

Category: History

Page: 415

View: 5555

The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter chronicles the events in Nicaragua that led up to the revolt against Somoza, the consolidation of power by the Sandinistas, and the present period of unrest and probes the viewpoints of a wide range of Nicaraguans


Carlos Fonseca and the Nicaraguan Revolution

Author: Matilde Zimmermann

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822380994

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3856

“A must-read for anyone interested in Nicaragua—or in the overall issue of social change.”—Margaret Randall, author of SANDINO'S DAUGHTERS and SANDINO'S DAUGHTERS REVISITED Sandinista is the first English-language biography of Carlos Fonseca Amador, the legendary leader of the Sandinista National Liberation Front of Nicaragua (the FSLN) and the most important and influential figure of the post–1959 revolutionary generation in Latin America. Fonseca, killed in battle in 1976, was the undisputed intellectual and strategic leader of the FSLN. In a groundbreaking and fast-paced narrative that draws on a rich archive of previously unpublished Fonseca writings, Matilde Zimmermann sheds new light on central themes in his ideology as well as on internal disputes, ideological shifts, and personalities of the FSLN. The first researcher ever to be allowed access to Fonseca’s unpublished writings (collected by the Institute for the Study of Sandinism in the early 1980s and now in the hands of the Nicaraguan Army), Zimmermann also obtained personal interviews with Fonseca’s friends, family members, fellow combatants, and political enemies. Unlike previous scholars, Zimmermann sees the Cuban revolution as the crucial turning point in Fonseca’s political evolution. Furthermore, while others have argued that he rejected Marxism in favor of a more pragmatic nationalism, Zimmermann shows how Fonseca’s political writings remained committed to both socialist revolution and national liberation from U.S. imperialism and followed the ideas of both Che Guevara and the earlier Nicaraguan leader Augusto César Sandino. She further argues that his philosophy embracing the experiences of the nation’s workers and peasants was central to the FSLN’s initial platform and charismatic appeal.

Bernardo and the Virgin

A Novel

Author: Silvio Sirias

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810124270

Category: Fiction

Page: 446

View: 9669

The year is 1980, and the Sandinistas are newly in power in Nicaragua. Bernardo Martínez, a modest, unassuming tailor in the town of Cuapa, witnesses an extraordinary thing: an otherworldly glow appears around the statue of the Virgin Mary in the church, and soon the Holy Virgin appears. Though a work of fiction, Bernardo and the Virgin is based on the real-life experiences of Bernardo Martínez. Silvio Sirias’s sweeping novel tells many stories, weaving together the true account of this humble, devout man with the moving and often humorous fictional tales of the people whom he influenced and inspired. It is also a stormy epic of Nicaragua through the long Somoza years and the Sandinista revolution.

Reset Middle East

Old Friends and New Alliances: Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey, Iran

Author: Stephen Kinzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848857650

Category: Iran

Page: 274

View: 310

In this concise and readable book Stephen Kinzer takes the reader on a tour of modern Middle Eastern history, highlighting the errors, alliances and betrayals all acted out for what was shortsightedly seen as being in the interest of Western states.

The Naturalist in Nicaragua

Author: Thomas Belt

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596052171

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 3320

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Death of Somoza

Author: Claribel Alegría

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 161

View: 2793

"Gripping story of planning and execution of Somoza's 1980 assassination, as told to Alegria and Flakoll in 1983 by the Argentine guerrillas who carried it out. Well-translated inverviews woven into narration lend aspect of a thriller in suspense and dra

Moon Nicaragua

Author: Randall Wood,Joshua Berman

Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub

ISBN: 9781598805949

Category: Travel

Page: 483

View: 6831

Nicaragua experts Randall Wood and Joshua Berman teach travelers how to best experience the wonders of this Central American destination, from hanging out on the Pacific beaches of San Juan del Sur and shopping for crafts in Masaya to catching up on the ever-evolving nightlife of Managua. Wood and Berman also offer unique trip ideas, such as Hiking the Ring of Fire and The Great Green North. Including experienced advice on volunteering, studying Spanish, hiking over a dozen volcanoes, and strolling down the old colonial streets of Granada and Leòn, Moon Nicaragua gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.


America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

Author: Stephen Kinzer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805082409

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7980

Offers a narrative history of the role of the U.S. in a series of coups, revolutions, and invasions that toppled fourteen foreign governments, from the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 to the 2003 war in Iraq, and examines the sometimes disastrous long-term repercussions of such operations. Reprint.

In Praise of Reading and Fiction

The Nobel Lecture

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429930789

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 48

View: 413

On December 7, 2010, Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His Nobel lLecture is a resounding tribute to fiction's power to inspire readers to greater ambition, to dissent, and to political action. "We would be worse than we are without the good books we have read, more conformist, not as restless, more submissive, and the critical spirit, the engine of progress, would not even exist," Vargas Llosa writes. "Like writing, reading is a protest against the insufficiencies of life. When we look in fiction for what is missing in life, we are saying, with no need to say it or even to know it, that life as it is does not satisfy our thirst for the absolute—the foundation of the human condition—and should be better." Vargas Llosa's lecture is a powerful argument for the necessity of literature in our lives today. For, as he eloquently writes, "literature not only submerges us in the dream of beauty and happiness but alerts us to every kind of oppression."

The Mexican Revolution, 1910-1940

Author: Michael J. Gonzales

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 082632780X

Category: History

Page: 307

View: 1958

Examines Mexican politics and government from the dictatorship of General Porfirio Dâiaz to the presidency of General Lâazaro Câardenas.