Charles Hardy has been writing and speaking about the political and social reality of Latin America for over forty years. He has visited almost every Central and South American country.
James Russell is the author of five books, including After the Fifth Sun: Class and Race in North America (Prentice Hall). Currently, he teaches sociology and directs the Latin American Studies Program at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Charles Hardy worked as a priest for many years in one of Caracas's slums and knows its people well.
Long sought after for its beautiful landscapes and oil, Venezuela is truly an amazing country, with its gorgeous inhabitants and warm Caribbean lifestyle.
This is a must read for anyone who wants to break through the Western media and Western political bias.
Succinct, well written. A great introduction to Venezuela's political revolutionary process from a foreigners point of view.Published 3 months ago by zulay camino-greaves
I was extremely interested in reading Mr. Hardy's book as I have lived and worked in Venezuela myself. Read morePublished on October 10, 2008 by Laurence Zimmerman
If you read this book, as I did, thinking I was getting a biography of Hugo Chavez - you'll be delightfully disappointed. Read morePublished on May 19, 2008 by Richard N. Taylor
This is a great place to start to really find out what is happening in Venezuela. Don't trust US officials or US Press. Read morePublished on December 30, 2007 by Marianne M. Milloy
The book showed how the Venezualan people(the poor) have suffered and how they are a little better off today.Published on November 17, 2007 by Julia Bashaw
The author has delivered a powerful presentation of Venezuela's move toward democracy from someone who was there. Read morePublished on June 18, 2007 by Richard A. Hitt
For a first hand account of Venezuela's revolution you can do no better than to read this book. Written from the perspective of the barrio people in Caracas, Charles Hardy is an... Read morePublished on March 29, 2007 by G. D. Bottoms