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eBook Hugo!: The Hugo Chavez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution epub
  • ISBN: 158642145X
  • Author: Bart Jones
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Steerforth (September 16, 2008)
  • Pages: 600 pages
  • ePUB size: 1654 kb
  • FB2 size 1247 kb
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The Hugo Chavez Story is clearly written, historically accurate, often exciting, at times funny. It vividly captures the hopes and dreams that Hugo embodies for the Venezuelan poor and makes Hugo understandable for a US audience.

The Hugo Chavez Story is clearly written, historically accurate, often exciting, at times funny. Hugo fought against corruption of the elite and brought education, healthcare and housing to the poor. Reading it brought Venezuela, and Hugo to life. However, it is very short on analysis and doesn't pretend to be an academic book. It doesn't analyze in any detail the policies which the Boliviarian Revolution is enacting. You won't understand how Hugo is remaking Venezuelan politics except in very general terms.

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The Hugo Chávez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution. He lives with his family on Long Island. Hugo! is his first book. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. An American reporter who spent eight years in Venezuela puts the country's controversial president in the context of its cultural and political history. This ambitious first book begs inevitable. Bart Jones is currently a reporter for Newsday and worked for eight years in Venezuela, mainly a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press. A graduate of Fordham University, he holds a master’s degree in Social Studies from Columbia University.

The Hugo Chavez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution". ISBN: 1586421352, 158642145X 2007 EPUB 600 pages 5 MB. Ruling elites in Venezuela, the United States and Europe, and even Hugo Chávez himself though for different reasons, have been eager to have the world view him as the heir to Fidel Castro. He has an undeniably autocratic streak, and yet has been freely and fairly re-elected to his nations presidency three times with astonishing margins of victory.

He has an undeniably autocratic streak, and yet has been freely and fairly re-elected to his nations presidency three times with astonishing margins of victory. We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything.

Since becoming president of Venezuela 10 years ago, Hugo Chavez has emerged as one of the most controversial . For Bart Jones, an American journalist, things are more complex.

Since becoming president of Venezuela 10 years ago, Hugo Chavez has emerged as one of the most controversial figures on the world stage. Often depicted as a monster, a clown, or an aspiring communist dictator in the mould of Cuba's Fidel Castro, he is accused of everything from undermining democracy to destroying his country's economy.

Two new Chávez biographies, Hugo Chávez, by the Venezuelan journalists Cristina Marcano and Alberto Barrera Tyszka, and ¡Hugo!, by a Newsday reporter and former Associated Press correspondent, Bart Jones, set out to explain how Chávez turned himself into the international figure.

Two new Chávez biographies, Hugo Chávez, by the Venezuelan journalists Cristina Marcano and Alberto Barrera Tyszka, and ¡Hugo!, by a Newsday reporter and former Associated Press correspondent, Bart Jones, set out to explain how Chávez turned himself into the international figure he has become, and why. Where they differ is on the question of underlying motivation.

Bart Jones knows Venezuela intimately and was an eyewitness to President Hugo Chávez’s rise to power.

In attempting to address this US journalist Bart Jones stretches the .

In attempting to address this US journalist Bart Jones stretches the broadest canvas to date. But, ultimately, he delivers a portrait that is more satisfying as a romantic impression than a forensic history. It is in this context that we meet the young Hugo, a devotee of baseball who lives in an impoverished world rich in stories and alive with the ghosts of revolutionaries, none more so than Simon Bolivar.

Ruling elites in Venezuela, the United States and Europe, and even Hugo Chávez himself though for different reasons, have been eager to have the world view him as the heir to Fidel Castro. But the truth about this increasingly influential world leader is more complex, and more interesting.. The Chávez that emerges from Bart Jones’ carefully researched and documented biography is neither a plaster saint nor a revolutionary tyrant. He has an undeniably autocratic streak, and yet has been freely and fairly re-elected to his nations presidency three times with astonishing margins of victory. He is a master politician and an inspired improviser, a Bolivarian nationalist and an unashamed socialist. His policies have brought him into conflict with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and major oil companies. They have also provided a model for new governments and social movements in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Argentina. When in September 2006 he declared at the United Nations that ‘the devil came here yesterday … the President of the United States’, it was clear that he was taking on challenging the most powerful nation on earth, in conscious imitation of the Liberator, Simon Bolivar.
Comments: (7)
HeonIc
This guy really did his homework. So well, in fact, that I reference him repeatedly in a book I wrote about living in the southern Venezuelan jungle. As Caudillos go, Chavez was one of the few who left a permanent (if sadly sick) mark on this nation of irrepressibly good-natured and long-suffering people.
Umge
The Hugo Chavez Story is clearly written, historically accurate, often exciting, at times funny. Hugo fought against corruption of the elite and brought education, healthcare and housing to the poor. Reading it brought Venezuela, and Hugo to life.
LeXXXuS
Excellent unbiased account, without the usual antisocialist interpretations.
Mall
We have been receiving a one-dimensional, Bush Administration-driven perspective on Hugo Chavez. Bart Jones paints a complete picture of this Venezuelan Abe Lincoln. It helps us ordinary readers to remember that we certainly have no reason to dislike a man just because he is unpopular with the rich and influential. Jones's experience as a Maryknoll missioner and an AP reporter in Venezuela give him the depth of knowledge and discernment necessary to dissect a complex figure such as Hugo Chavez.
Jerinovir
This is an engaging and easy-to-read biography of Chavez. I highly recommend it for people who want to understand Chavez's background and his personal struggles. It vividly captures the hopes and dreams that Hugo embodies for the Venezuelan poor and makes Hugo understandable for a US audience.

However, it is very short on analysis and doesn't pretend to be an academic book. It doesn't analyze in any detail the policies which the Boliviarian Revolution is enacting. You won't understand how Hugo is remaking Venezuelan politics except in very general terms. What is actually happening on the ground is not explained nor analyzed. So don't buy this book if you are seeking to understand Chavez's agenda and how it is different from other leftist movements in Latin America. The role of the US and analysis of the coup against Chavez and the subsequent strike of the oil workers is lacking. Jones is a master at telling the personal story of Hugo, but this book falls short if you want deeper analysis or more context. Nonetheless, these things clearly aren't Jones' goals in writing the book, and other authors are already doing a good job in those respects. Without a doubt this book is a page-turner and you will definitely enjoy reading it.
Velellan
A good read on Chavez. You get to understand the man a little better. We are shown his radical side in the papers and his anti-American rants. He is not the gangster we are lead to believe and this book corrects that image. He's not a saint by any means but you get the picture on things he did for his country and the reason he is like he is.
Malahelm
Great book. Lots of information and it puts Chavez in a bit more of a positive light while also describing the bad moves he has made.
This book is really perfect and well written. I can highly recommend this!!!
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