Simon Bolivar : A Life (Paperback)

Author: Lynch, John

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*Author: Lynch, John *Subtitle: A Life *Publication Date: 2007/07/05 *Number of Pages: 349 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 9.25


Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780300126044
SKU 204469291
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0300126042
Release Date 7/5/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
"[Lynch's] approach is calm and judicious, his prose style measured and accessible. If he does not quite catch the full drama of Bolivar's turbulent career...he does succeed in evoking the complex personality of a man whose willpower and charisma made him preeminent among the figures who struggled to emancipate Central and South America from Spanish domination. The result, the best biography to date of 'the Liberator.'"
"Mr. Lynch wants to set the record straight about el Liberator, the man who did more than anyone else to free South America from Spanish rule....By and large he succeeds in this readable and up-to-date life, which will be the first resort of the curious for some time to come."
"Given the difficulty of separating man from myth, this soberly objective, well-researched biography is welcome."
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Editors Note Simón Bolívar was a revolutionary who freed six countries, an intellectual who argued the principles of national liberation, and a general who fought a cruel colonial war. His life, passions, battles, and great victories became embedded in Spanish American culture almost as soon as they happened. This is the first major English-language biography of “The Liberator” in half a century. John Lynch draws on extensive research on the man and his era to tell Bolívar’s story, to understand his life in the context of his own society and times, and to explore his remarkable and enduring legacy.|The book illuminates the inner world of Bolívar, the dynamics of his leadership, his power to command, and his modes of ruling the diverse peoples of Spanish America. The key to his greatness, Lynch concludes, was supreme will power and an ability to inspire people to follow him beyond their immediate interests, in some cases through years of unremitting struggle. Encompassing Bolívar’s entire life and his many accomplishments, this is the definitive account of a towering figure in the history of the Western hemisphere.   ||
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