American Liberator

Book - 2013
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An authoritative portrait of the Latin-American warrior-statesman draws on a wealth of primary documents to set his life against a backdrop of the explosive tensions of 19th-century South America, providing coverage of such topics as his role in the 1813 campaign for Colombian and Venezuelan independence, his legendary love affairs and his achievements as a strategist, abolitionist and diplomat.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 2013.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781439110195
Characteristics: 603 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color), maps ;,25 cm


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SFPL_RicardoA Jan 22, 2015

A sweeping, extraordinary biography that is entertaining and well-written. Expect no Bolivar-the-hero reflected here, but rather a true portrait of a sometimes flawed, sometimes courageous man facing impossible odds in his quest to gain independence from Spain for much of South America. Highly recommended.

Aug 01, 2013

This is historical research that reads like a novel. Most North Americans don't know anything about Bolivar, yet he was as significant and important as Napoleon, Washington, Wellington, or Brandt. Of course, if those names don't sound familiar you may not be interested..,.

ChristchurchLib Jun 18, 2013

"In 1813, 200 years before the publication of this biography, Simón Bolívar began the military campaign that would eventually lead to the liberation of much of South America from Spanish rule. This vivid and thoroughly researched biography explores his family background, his youth, and his career following independence to create a nuanced portrait of this complex man, viewed both as a dictatorial strongman and as a visionary leader." June 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter

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