Shattered Hope

Shattered HopeThe 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 U.S 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 1954, 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

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  • Paperback
  • 464 pages
  • Shattered Hope
  • Piero Gleijeses
  • English
  • 22 August 2019
  • 9780691025568

10 thoughts on “Shattered Hope

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 guise of getting rid o...

  3. 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 ...

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    Great use of historical documents to make the case of Eisenhower s decision to overthrow Arbenz was due to fear of communism spreading to the Western hemipshere than the desire of United Fruit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

  5. says:

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

  6. 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 simple, rather than an expedient excuse for defending the United Fruit Company that the US would have overthrown Arbenz Revolutionary Action regime even if Guatemala had had no bananas This is too one dimensional I hold that Schlesinger and Kinzer s take in Bitter Fruit is much on the mark Gleijeses conclusion only begs the question, as it was unlikely a revolutionary movement would have arisen in the first place without the Fruit Company s massive holdings and equally massive bribery of the Guatemalan government and military By Gleijeses own account UFCo was in on the counter revolution from inception.The presence of Communists per se in the Arbenz government though important seems excu...

  7. 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.

  8. says:

    another masterpiece of Gleijeses

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