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The History of Costa Rica: Second Edition Revised Paperback – 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Editorial UCR; Second Edition edition (2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9968460230
  • ISBN-13: 978-9968460231
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,386,424 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Economist43 on September 21, 2012
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I read this short book quickly, just before my family spent a week in Costa Rica as tourists. We had a local guide and driver, and I was translator for the group. But what I got from the book kept me in delightful conversation with our guide for four straight days.

If you are a tourist, as opposed to scholar or historian, I think this book fills the bill perfectly.
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Good background information on the country, but somewhat dated. I would have liked more maps included in the text, as regions and cities are discussed . .
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By john paton on October 2, 2013
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A ten year old with a printer could do a better job of putting a book together. This is not good
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ted Braunstein on October 21, 2013
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Dry reading : more for classes
Not for interest and fun reading
More for university than personal
Education I think .
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More About the Author

Ivan Molina-Jimenez (Alajuela, Costa Rica, 1961) is a Professor of History at the Escuela de Historia and a Researcher at the Centro de Investigacion en Identidad y Cultura Latinoamericanas (CIICLA), both at the Universidad de Costa Rica. He is author of many books on Central American history, and science fiction short stories. His books have been reviewed by important academic journals, and The New York Review of Books.