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Matthew

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  • Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Eduardo Galeano, Isabel Allende (Foreward)
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (53)

    Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation.

    Gina Papa says: "Excellent"
    "Offputting Voice"
    Overall

    It's with frustration that I say that I couldn't finish or enjoy this book, on account of the narrator (pretentious pronunciation of Spanish-based words) and to a greater extent the voice of the writing. The subject matter was engaging, but there's an anger to the author that gives me greater appreciation for "dispassionate" historians.

    3 of 19 people found this review helpful

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