Title Where is Nicaragua?
Binding Hard Cover
Publisher New York Simon & Schuster 1987
067154618X / 9780671546182
Seller ID 14175
347 pages, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj, 'In Where is Nicaragua? Peter Davis lifts a reader into a surreal landscape of luxury hotel suites and squalid huts, takes one to a perilous borderland between Nicaragua and Honduras, to the CIA-mined port of Corinto, to a sleepy yet embattled American embassy in Managua. Int these places there are nuns who argue revolution, priests who condemn it and a citizenry that fights to preserve its reverence for both the Virgin Mary and Lenin. Davis reminds us who the revolutionary leader Sandino was and what the Somozas did to their own people, and he shows the present bitter, bloody conflict between the Sandinistas and the U.S. supported contras. Davis introduces us to 'the last Marine,' an American who was part of the Marine troop that chased Sandino, as well as to today's leading revolutionary, Daniel Ortega and to his principal antagonist, Cardinal Obando y Bravo. . . We discover, finally, how it is to be in an unstrategic backwater that has become the obsession of a major power.'
NICARAGUA CENTRAL AMERICA NITED STATES FOREIGN RELATIONS POLITICS GOVERNMENT