This book is a monument in our Latin American history. It allows us to learn history, and we have to build on this history -- Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Galeano's vision is unswerving, surgical and yet immensely generous and humane ... Eduardo Galeano ought to be a household name -- Arundhati Roy He has more first-hand knowledge of Latin America than anybody else I can think of, and uses it to tell the world of the dreams and disillusions, the hopes and failures of its people... Galeano denounces exploitation with uncompromising ferocity, yet this book is almost poetic in its description of solidarity and human capacity for survival in the midst of the worst kind of despoilation -- Isabel Allende Remains pertinent nearly 40 years on... Impassioned and lucid, Galeano is a knowledgeable guide through a shameful history of foreign exploitation... If he needs a primer on his southern neighbours, Obama could do worse than studying Chavez's present -- Phil Mongredien Observer A valuable study Sunday Business Post --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
EDUARDO GALEANO is the author of Open Veins of Latin America, Memory of Fire Trilogy, Book of Embraces and the forthcoming Upside Down
I bought this book because I wanted to travel through Latin America and everyone recommended it. In Bolivia they read it at school. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Catharina Zieriacks
Every now and then, whether the perpetrators want it or not, the truth is showing through the cracks of the hidden history. Wonderful writing. J.L.ViensPublished on Nov. 28 2009 by Jean-Louis Viens
As a REAL LATINAMERICAN that was born and has lived in Latinamerica most of his life i have to say i disagree with this book. Read morePublished on Dec 7 2003 by "edgarn"
Great response, good condition and better than average service thank youPublished on Feb. 26 2003 by eileen pearson
An excellent example of why Hispanic countries are incapable of providing their people with either freedom, democracy, stability or economic security: too many pseudo-intellectuals... Read morePublished on June 2 2002