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The civil war in Nicaragua : inside the Sandinistas /
Roger Miranda, William Ratliff.
imprint
New Brunswick, U.S.A. : Transaction Publishers, c1993.
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xiv, 308 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1560000643
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imprint
New Brunswick, U.S.A. : Transaction Publishers, c1993.
isbn
1560000643
catalogue key
3170514
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-06:
Author Miranda was part of the Sandinista hierarchy until 1987 but became disenchanted. Coauthor Ratliff is a Latin American specialist associated with the conservative Hoover Institution. Therefore the book is not impartial. However, the wealth of information from an insider who attended ruling Sandinista directorate meetings makes this an important addition to the ever-increasing literature of the Nicaraguan revolution and the subsequent Sandinista rule. It is a must book for serious study of recent Nicaragua. Well organized, it is divided into six aspects of Sandinismo: structure and personalities, world view, relations with the US, domestic control, doctrines of war and peace, and collapse. The footnotes following each chapter provide rich primary and secondary sources, but there is no bibliography at the book's end. This readable, well-organized, and nicely edited work is highly recommended for a serious study of Sandinismo. All libraries. C. W. Arnade; University of South Florida
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"[T]he wealth of information from an insider who attended ruling Sandinista directorate meetings makes this an important addition to the ever-increasing literature of the Nicaraguan revolution and the subsequent Sandinista rule. It is a must book for serious study of recent Nicaragua... This readable, well-organized, and nicely edited work is highly recommended for a serious study of Sandinismo. All libraries." --C. W. Arnade, Choice "The conflict in Nicaragua is one of the least understood struggles of the Cold War. . . . this account clarifies the central issues and dispels many lingering myths. "--Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor during the Carter Administration "As a guide to the inner workings of the Sandinista regime, this book has no equal." --Alfredo Cesar Aguirre, Speaker of the House of Nicaragua "Roger Miranda and Bill Ratliff have taken some very sharp tools and dissected the Sandinista regime. To understand Sandinista Nicaragua, this book is required reading." --Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow of Hudson Institute "This ... should go to the top of the reading list on Sandinista Nicaragua ... an authoritative look at who the Sandinistas were and what they intended." --Robert Leiken, coeditor Central American Crisis Reader
"[T]he wealth of information from an insider who attended ruling Sandinista directorate meetings makes this an important addition to the ever-increasing literature of the Nicaraguan revolution and the subsequent Sandinista rule. It is a must book for serious study of recent Nicaragua… This readable, well-organized, and nicely edited work is highly recommended for a serious study of Sandinismo. All libraries." -C. W. Arnade, Choice "The conflict in Nicaragua is one of the least understood struggles of the Cold War. . . . this account clarifies the central issues and dispels many lingering myths. "-Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor during the Carter Administration "As a guide to the inner workings of the Sandinista regime, this book has no equal." -Alfredo Cesar Aguirre, Speaker of the House of Nicaragua "Roger Miranda and Bill Ratliff have taken some very sharp tools and dissected the Sandinista regime. To understand Sandinista Nicaragua, this book is required reading." -Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow of Hudson Institute "This ... should go to the top of the reading list on Sandinista Nicaragua ... an authoritative look at who the Sandinistas were and what they intended." -Robert Leiken, coeditor Central American Crisis Reader
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"The conflict in Nicaragua is one of the leastunderstood struggles of the Cold War. . . . This account clarifies the central issue and dispelsmany lingering myths." --Zbigniew Breinski,National Security Advisor during the Carter administration
Main Description
"The conflict in Nicaragua is one of the least understood struggles of the Cold War. . . . This account clarifies the central issue and dispels many lingering myths." --Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor during the Carter administration
Main Description
During the 1980s, many Americans dealt with Nicaragua's Sandinistas and the Contra war according to their own political agendas. Alone among the dozens of books on these events, The Civil War in Nicaragua gives an inside view of how and why policies were made by the nine Sandinistas and what impact those polices had on Nicaragua, the United States, and the region.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction: Victory and Opportunity Lostp. 1
Inside the FSLN
Mystique Succumbs to Powerp. 9
The Vanguard of the Vanguardp. 19
Daniel and Humberto Somozap. 45
The New Richp. 57
Sandinista Thinking and Allies
Worldview and Ideologyp. 69
Here's Mud in Your Eyep. 81
The Godfather and the Poor Brother in the Familyp. 97
The Soviet Union and the Sandinistasp. 115
The MiG Umbrella That Never Wasp. 127
Beyond Nicaragua's Bordersp. 135
The Enemy of Humanity
The Gringo Imperialistsp. 153
The Democracy of Violence
Framework of Controlp. 167
Promoting Povertyp. 175
The Sentinel of the People's Happinessp. 189
A Giant, Blind and Deaf, Flailing Wildlyp. 203
Theory and Practice of War
A Military Doctrine to Beat the Gringosp. 221
The War That Needn't Have Beenp. 231
Peace as a Strategy in Warp. 253
The Collapse of Sandinismo?
Sandinismo: From Government to Oppositionp. 271
Conclusionsp. 283
Indexp. 293
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