Typically, history books can be very boring and difficult to read and complete.
The book covers indigenous issues, afro-ecuadorian history, poetry, fiction, mountaineering, the Panama Hat, the banana and oil booms, and so much more.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the country.
As someone who's read a good bit of Ecuadorean history in English and Spanish, this is probably the best general reader I've found, and touches on a wide variety of topics that... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joel Dyar
I thought that this was a bit of a mishmash with chapters from a number of different authors, with much of the information overlapping and simply being told in a slightly different... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nicole Graboi
I was hoping for a overview book on Ecuador history and/or culture. This book contains some fine works, however, most take a very detailed approach to portray a particular aspect... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Micheal Gaige
Spent 6 weeks in Ecuador in a Spanish immersion class and this book was very helpful and recommended reading by the school prior to arriving in Ecuador.Published 14 months ago by Jill
The Ecuador Reador is an excellent starter book with an interesting and broad cross section of articles about the history, politics, arts and culture of Ecuador. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Judith T. Lackritz
The first collection I've found - in English - written by, rather than about, Ecuadorian writers, musicians, historians and ploiticians. Fascinating! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Karen Jescavage-Bernard