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A Brief History of Central America (2000)

by Lynn V. Foster

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3483. A Brief History of Central America, by Lynn V. Foster (read Sept 5, 2001) This is not a bad book, tho the first two chapters, covering the time before 1492, were dull reading for me. But it got better as it went along. I thought maybe the author was a little more leftist than am I, tho I was a little more conservative in the later 1980s and early 1990s than I was after the GOPs took over Congress in 1994. This book was published in 2000 and at that time every country in Central America had democratic elections and representative governments--for the first time! This was a book that told me things I had not known--which was why I read it, of course. ( )
  Schmerguls | Nov 23, 2007 |
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An exploration of the region spanning 3,000 years of civilization and focusing on key events and broad cultural patterns examines the challenges facing Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

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