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Las Venas Abiertas de America Latina

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ISBN-10: 0853459916

ISBN-13: 9780853459910

Edition: 25th 1997 (Anniversary)

Authors: Eduardo Galeano, Cedric Belfrage, Isabel Allende

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A superbly written, excellently translated, and powerfully persuasive expos? which all students of Latin American and U.S. history must read.--Choice"Well written and passionately stated, this is an intellectually honest and valuable study."--Library Journal"A dazzling barrage of words and ideas."--History
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Edition: 25th
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Publication date: 1/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 317
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Eduardo Galeano, born September 3, 1940, in Montevideo, Uruguay, has had a long and active career as a journalist, historian, and political activist. At the age of 13, he began publishing cartoons for the Uruguayan socialist newspaper El Sol. When he was in his early 30s, Galeano was imprisoned during a right-wing military coup and later forced to flee from Uruguay to Argentina. Later, another coup and several death threats forced him to leave Argentina for Spain where he lived in exile until he was permitted to return to Uruguay in 1984. Days and Nights of Love and War resulted from an open conversation with his own memory as he tried to understand what had really happened in his life. He…    

Isabel Allende was born in 1942 in Lima, Peru, the daughter of a Chilean diplomat. When her parents separated, young Isabel moved with her mother to Chile, where she spent the rest of her childhood. She married at the age of 19 and had two children, Paula and Nicolas. Her uncle was Salvador Allende, the president of Chile. When he was overthrown in the coup of 1973, she fled Chile, moving to Caracas, Venezuela. While living in Venezuela, Allende began writing her novels, many of them exploring the close family bonds between women. Her first novel, The House of the Spirits, has been translated into 27 languages, and was later made into a film. She then wrote Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna,…