[Epub] ↠ Shattered Hope: The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States, 1944-1954 Author Piero Gleijeses – Submitalink.info

[Epub] ↠ Shattered Hope: The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States, 1944-1954 Author Piero Gleijeses – Submitalink.info The Most Thorough Account Yet Available Of A Revolution That Saw The First True Agrarian Reform In Central America, This Book Is Also A Penetrating Analysis Of The Tragic Destruction Of That Revolution In No Other Central American Country Was US Intervention So Decisive And So Ruinous, Charges Piero Gleijeses Yet He Shows That The Intervention Can Be Blamed On No Single Convenient Villain Extensively Researched And Written With Conviction And Passion, This Study Analyzes The History And Downfall Of What Seems In Retrospect To Have Been Guatemala S Best Government, The Short Lived Regime Of Jacobo Arbenz, Overthrown In , By A CIA Orchestrated Coup Foreign Affairs Piero Gleijeses Offers A Historical Road Map That May Serve As A Guide For Future Generations Readers Will Come Away With An Understanding Of The Foundation Of A Great Historical Tragedy Saul Landau, The Progressive Gleijeses S Academic Rigor Does Not Prevent Him From Creating An Accessible, Lucid, Almost Journalistic Account Of An Episode Whose Tragic Consequences Still Reverberate Paul Kantz, Commonweal


10 thoughts on “Shattered Hope: The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States, 1944-1954

  1. Ryan Murtha Ryan Murtha says:

    An incredible, evocative read Gleijeses blurs the line between history and investigative reporting, delivering a clear eyed account of the rise and fall of Jacobo Arbenz He lays bare the depths which anti communist propaganda and corporate kowtowing had rotted the brains of both the


  2. Mike Mike says:

    A banana republic tries to gain some autonomy and actually starts to do some wonderful things for the rural Maya, a group every reform seems to miss and eventually ends up paying for others mistakes or indifference And, as soon as these things start to happen, the United States under the gui


  3. Gordon Gordon says:

    Fairly detailed account of the decade immediately following WW2 during which Guatemala moved towards agrarian reform that smelled too strongly of communism for the US government and dictators in the region leading to the ouster, with considerable US aid aka Dulles brothers CIA of the best government


  4. Chelly Chelly says:

    Great use of historical documents to make the case of Eisenhower s decision to overthrow Arbenz was due to fear of communism spreading to the Western hemipsherethan the desire of United Fruit Company of Boston Mass.


  5. Bree Bree says:

    Good narrative about history of Guatemala in the 40 60s Devestatingly depressing about American FoPo.


  6. Rhuff Rhuff says:

    Overall, Piero Gleijeses has done an excellent job in his post mortem analysis of the murdered Guatemalan Revolution of Jacobo Arbenz Mr Gleijeses other works are also of equally excellent caliber.Here comes the however I disagree with his conclusion, that the US primary motive in doing so was cold war anti Communism, pure and


  7. Bernardo Bernardo says:

    This day in history in 1944, Juan Jos Ar valos became the first democratically elected president of Guatemala, inaugurating a period that became known as the Ten Years of Spring This era of profound social transformation and political openness was brutally interrupted 10 years later in the CIA orchestrated coup against Jacobo rbenz Sha


  8. Abe Abe says:

    A red or pink interpretation of the fall of the Guatemalan government of Jacobo Arbenz Guzm n It reads like a survey but it s nonetheless a strong monograph.


  9. Denise Senmartin Denise Senmartin says:

    another masterpiece of Gleijeses


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