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The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War
The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War
by Gioconda Belli
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“A poetic, penetrating and revelatory tale of love and war, literature and politics. . .lyrical, dramatic and incisive, Bellis soulful self-portrait and paean to her beautiful, beleagured country is at once timely and timeless, tragic and life... (read more)

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To Lead as Equals: Rural Protest and Political Consciousness in Chinandega, Nicaragua, 1912-1979
To Lead as Equals: Rural Protest and Political Consciousness in Chinandega, Nicaragua, 1912-1979
by Jeffrey L Gould
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Students of Nicaragua will find this book useful. Latin American Anthology Review... (read more)

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Jaguar Smile : Nicaraguan Journey (97 Edition)
Jaguar Smile : Nicaraguan Journey (97 Edition)
by Salman Rushdie
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"Stirring and original. . .it gives us a picture of the country in bright, patchwork colors unavailable in your usual journalistic dispatches." --The New York Times "A masterpiece of sympathetic yet critical reporting." --Edward W. Said "A vivid and... (read more)

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Gringo Nightmare: A Young American Framed for Murder in Nicaragua
Gringo Nightmare: A Young American Framed for Murder in Nicaragua
by Eric Volz
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Featured on Fox News and Univision and selected as Larry Kings Book of the Week, this is the harrowing true story of an American held in a Nicaraguan prison for a murder he didnt commit.   In 2005, Eric Volz moved from California to Nicaragua. Volz... (read more)

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Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra Wars
Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra Wars
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
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From military financing to international solidarity, Dunbar-Ortiz offers her experienced perspectives on state terrorism and opposition.... (read more)

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Nicaragua Without Illusions: Regime Transition and Structural Adjustment in the 1990s
Nicaragua Without Illusions: Regime Transition and Structural Adjustment in the 1990s
by Thomas W Walker
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Focusing on Nicaragua after the 1990 Sandinista electoral defeat, this book is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary study of one of the most unusual cases of regime transition in the late 20th century. It shows the similarities and differences between... (read more)

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Harvesting Change: Labor and Agrarian Reform in Nicaragua, 1979-1990
Harvesting Change: Labor and Agrarian Reform in Nicaragua, 1979-1990
by Laura J Enriquez
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One of the principal aims of the Sandinista government in Nicaragua was to end the exploitation of the rural poor. But its attempts to promote balanced economic development and redistribute agricultural resources created labor shortages that threatened... (read more)

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Sandinista-PB
Sandinista-PB
by Matilde Zimmermann
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The life and ideas of Carlos Fonseca Amador, founder of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN).... (read more)

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Resistance and Contradiction: Miskitu Indians and the Nicaraguan State, 1894-1987
Resistance and Contradiction: Miskitu Indians and the Nicaraguan State, 1894-1987
by Charles R Hale
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“Dispensing with the established practice of detached, ‘objective social science research, Hale consciously assumes a dual role of researcher and political actor in studying ethnic conflict in a revolutionary context. . . . In this innovative... (read more)

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The Grimace of Macho Raton: Artisans, Identity, and Nation in Late-Twentieth Century Western Nicaragua
The Grimace of Macho Raton: Artisans, Identity, and Nation in Late-Twentieth Century Western Nicaragua
by Les W Field
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An ethnographic account of indigenous artisans in Nicaragua and the complex ways they have understood and constructed their own identity from the period of the Sandanistas to the present.... (read more)

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Sandinista Economics in Practice: An Insider's Critical Reflections
Sandinista Economics in Practice: An Insider's Critical Reflections
by Alejandro Ma Cuenca
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In light of the Sandinistas' 1990 electoral defeat, Sandinista economist Martinez Cuenca offers this frank and engaging assessment of the Nicaraguan revolution and its prospects for the future.... (read more)

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Somoza Falling
Somoza Falling
by Anthony Lake
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Originally published in 1989 by Houghton Mifflin, this is Lake's account of US policy-shaping regarding Nicaragua in 1978-79 while he served in the State Department. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)... (read more)

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The Death of Ben Linder: The Story of a North American in Sandinista Nicaragua
The Death of Ben Linder: The Story of a North American in Sandinista Nicaragua
by Joan Kruckewitt
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In 1987, the death of Ben Linder, the first American killed by President Reagan's "freedom fighters" -- the U.S.-backed Nicaraguan Contras -- ignited a firestorm of protest and debate. In this landmark first biography of Linder, investigative journalist... (read more)

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Blood of Brothers (07 Edition)
Blood of Brothers (07 Edition)
by Stephen Kinzer
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Widely considered the best-connected journalist in Central America, Kinzer personally met and interviewed people at every level of the Somoza, Sandinistas and contra hierarchies, as well as dissidents, heads of state, and countless ordinary citizens... (read more)

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Before the Revolution: Women's Rights and Right-Wing Politics in Nicaragua, 1821-1979
Before the Revolution: Women's Rights and Right-Wing Politics in Nicaragua, 1821-1979
by Victoria Gonzlez Rivera
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Those who survived the brutal dictatorship of the Somoza family have tended to portray the rise of the women’s movement and feminist activism as part of the overall story of the anti-Somoza resistance. But this depiction of heroic struggle obscures... (read more)

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Learning Democracy: Citizen Engagement and Electoral Choice in Nicaragua, 1990-2001
Learning Democracy: Citizen Engagement and Electoral Choice in Nicaragua, 1990-2001
by Leslie E Anderson
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"This path-breaking book reveals the enormous political capacity of common citizens to exercise informed democratic choices, even, or perhaps especially, in the most demanding of circumstances. The book's findings resonate with democratic experiences not... (read more)

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After Revolution: Mapping Gender and Cultural Politics in Neoliberal Nicaragua
After Revolution: Mapping Gender and Cultural Politics in Neoliberal Nicaragua
by Florence E Babb
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How Nicaragua's least powerful citizens have fared since the Sandinista revolution.... (read more)

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Washington's War on Nicaragua
Washington's War on Nicaragua
by Holly Sklar
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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... (read more)

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Everybody Had His Own Gringo the Cia A
Everybody Had His Own Gringo the Cia A
by Glenn Garvin
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Garvin, who covered the war in Nicaragua for the Washington times from 1983-1989, presents a partisan but not uncritical account of the contras: who they were, why they fought, how their US allies helped and hindered them. Annotation c. Book News... (read more)

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With the Contras :a reporter in the wilds of Nicaragua
With the Contras :a reporter in the wilds of Nicaragua
by Christopher Dickey
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Christopher Dickey, Newsweek's award-winning Paris bureau chief and Middle East editor, reports regularly from Baghdad, Cairo, and Jerusalem, and writes the weekly "Shadowland" column -- an inside look at the world of spies and soldiers, guerrillas and... (read more)

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