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Francisco de Miranda: A Transatlantic Life in the Age of Revolution (Latin American Silhouettes)

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Publisher Comments:

Venezuelan General Francisco Gabriel de Miranda (1750-1816) participated in the major political events of the Atlantic World for more than three decades. Before his tragic last days he would be Spanish soldier, friend of U. S. presidents, paramour of Catherine the Great, French Revolutionary General in the Belgian campaigns, perennial thorn in the side of British Prime Minister William Pitt, and fomenter of revolution in Spanish America. He used his personal relationships with leaders on both sides of the Atlantic to advance his dream of a liberated Spanish America. Eventually, the glory days would reach a screeching halt when a fellow revolutionary would turn him over to the opposition, and he would spend the rest of his natural life in a cramped, dank cell at the prison of La Carraca in Cadiz. Francisco de Miranda: A Transatlantic Life in the Age of Revolution is an insightful life-and-times account of Miranda, emphasizing the personal, human, social, and cultural context, and revealing the interconnectedness of the Atlantic World. Author Karen Racine brings the man into focus in a careful, thorough analysis, demonstrating the effect of his political and social savvy on both sides of the Atlantic, and showing how his savvy, firm political belief, and courageous actions saved him from being the simple scoundrel that his dalliances suggested. Shedding light on one of history's most charismatic and cosmopolitan world citizens, Francisco de Miranda will appeal to all those interested in biography and Latin American history.

Book News Annotation:

Miranda (1750-1816) is best known for his role in promoting a Venezuela independent from Spanish rule, a cause for which he spent the last years of his life in prison. In this biography, Racine (history, Valparaiso U.) reveals him to have been involved in political events on both sides of the Atlantic and seeks to reveal him as a complicated figure. She follows his tours of the United States, his involvement in the French Revolution, and his revolutionary activities in Venezuela. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Before there was Sim-n Bol'var, there was Francisco de Miranda. He was among the most infamous men of his generation, loved or hated by all who knew him. Venezuelan General Francisco Gabriel de Miranda (1750-1816) participated in the major political event

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-320) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780842029100
Author:
Racine, Karen
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Location:
Wilmington, Del.
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Revolutionaries
Subject:
Venezuela
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Venezuela History.
Subject:
Miranda, Francisco de - Travel
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Latin American Silhouettes (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 11
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.98x6.08x.89 in. 1.32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Before there was Sim-n Bol'var, there was Francisco de Miranda. He was among the most infamous men of his generation, loved or hated by all who knew him. Venezuelan General Francisco Gabriel de Miranda (1750-1816) participated in the major political event
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-320) and index.
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