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Sintesi dell'editore

A cluster of five countries, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, are commonly referred to as Central America. Although these nations differ in their histories and politics, they share at least one factor; they have been caught up in the turmoil of America's foreign policy in this region. This audiobook depicts the chain of events that have led to the Central America we view on television.
©1991 Knowledge Products, Inc. (P)1991 Knowledge Products, Inc.

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Cosa pensano gli ascoltatori di Central America

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Phil
  • 17/01/2009

Struggling Central America

This was a summarized history of the countries making up Central America. Form the days of the Mayans to now, the area struggled to fulfill promise. Liberal and conservative forces were in constant struggle with each other and US involvement generally made things worse. It was after the Catholic church decided to support the many poor that they too ran into repressive reaction. The part that typified US involvement was about how Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, gave support to repressive right wing regimes to protect his interests as a shareholder and member of the board of the United Fruit Company. We called the oppressed native people communists which was a way to avoid helping the needy and support evil over good. The book was read by Harry Reasoner and he has a pleasant voice. Listening to it helped me prepare for an upcoming visit to Guatemala.

13 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Anders
  • 14/04/2018

Avoid!

The narration: the idea of having an actor other than the narrator read quotes is never a good idea, except possibly in a book for children. When that actor in question tries to imitate voices, it becomes silly. When he does it with fake accents, it get totally unbearable. The principal narrator is poor, but it would nevertheless had been better had he read the whole thing.

The story told is most superficial. The book is totally void of critical analysis. If you want to learn about Central America, you will do better to spend half an hour with an encyclopedia. Don’t waste your money on this garbage.

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Georgie
  • 10/05/2021

Eye opening

My parents came to the US before I was born very young. Growing up in Chicago I learned nothing at all about my history. It’s just not taught in CPS. I felt anger, sadness and felt lost listening to this book. I felt erased by American history. Learning pieces of where I come from. Finding out I could have literally never been born if my great grandparents didn’t survive the battles. If your someone like me. Latin descent but removed from Central America. Give this book a listen. This started a rabbit hole for me. I’ve been YouTubing more while listening to this book. I look forward to learning more. Wish Audible had more books on this on plus.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Joey
  • 01/08/2022

The Story of Five Countries

A very interesting history of Central America, the power struggle between the power brokers of those countries, plus America with Mexico influences over that region.

Particularly how Spain took over those areas and a few generations later, how they broke free of the Spain crown. The revolutionary groups and Catholic Church also played a role in the maturity of those nations.

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    1 out of 5 stars
  • John
  • 18/07/2022

An american blind-sided idea of Central America

An american blind-sided idea of Central America not connected to the real history of Central America

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Daniel Loring Maddux
  • 21/06/2022

Fun review of fairly modern central Amer. history

I really enjoy the original quotes, in applicable accents, that this series uses. The perspectives are sometimes a bit one-sided, but that doesn't destroy my enjoyment. These always give you something to think about.

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Ryan
  • 07/06/2022

Terrible and outdated

This title should contain an asterisk in the title. It’s a whitewash of history that glorifies people like Columbus while calling natives of the Mayan Civilization “savages”.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sallie
  • 03/06/2022

Concise history & easy listening

This book had the right amount of detail (and only 2 hours long), so I got the gist of events and various view points without getting bogged down in details like longer books do. It started way back and ended with Regan presidency. I liked quotes being relayed as recordings or actor performances of actual historical people because it made it more interesting and broke up the sameness of the narrator's voice.

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 25/03/2022

oh no

It does this horrible American thing where they have quotes from Spanish speakers read with heavy fake accent. It's condescending and demeaning.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • edward
  • 14/01/2022

Interesting description of the area

It gives you a flavor of how the area has changed, or has not changed over the centuries. The people reading quotes are horrible. Someone had commented on this before, and they were right. Very distracting. And annoying accents. Same is true about the story of Colombia and Panama.

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  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Michal Z.
  • 11/02/2022

hard to follow the story

To many facts about too many countries condensed in too short story. It was hard to follow