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Born in Blood & Fire: A Concise History of Latin America (Third Edition) [Paperback]

John Charles Chasteen
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February 15, 2011 0393911543 978-0393911541 Third Edition

The most readable and highly regarded history of Latin America for our times.

Born in Blood and Fire spans six centuries and covers twenty countries in a compelling narrative of the Latin American experience, animated by stories about men and women from all walks of life and enriched by insightful analysis. This is a story of despair and hope, the processes of conquest and colonization, race mixing and class construction, revolution and republic formation, and the elusive quests for sustained economic growth and political and social equality. Nearly 100,000 copies sold!

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About the Author

John Charles Chasteen is associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the highly acclaimed translator of Tulio Halperin Donghi’s The Contemporary History of Latin America. He is also the author of Heroes on Horseback: The Life and Times of the Last Gaucho Caudillos and National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance.

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Third Edition edition (February 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393911543
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393911541
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent view of history March 18, 2014
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I generally find history to be boring, so I was pleasantly surprised as I read this text. Well written. Very informative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Overview December 12, 2012
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Wonderful overview of different ideologies and events in Latin America from the colonial period to the 1900's. Easy to read, understandable, and follows a good structure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Latin American History. June 22, 2014
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Great book on Latin America! If you want a good history of Latin America, this is the book for you.
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