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Title:
Simón Bolívar : South American liberator
Author:
Goodnough, David.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Springfield, NJ, USA : Enslow Publishers, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Summary:
A biography of the South American general and revolutionary who helped liberate Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela from the domination of Spain in the early nineteenth century..
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.6 3.0 21135.
ISBN:
9780766010444
Format :
Book

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Central Library F2235.3 .G832 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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- 100+ page biographies of inspirational Hispanic individuals.
- Provides readers with glimpses of these interesting and significant cultures.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-12. Part of the Hispanic Biographies series, these books discuss the life and times and lasting contributions of seminal leaders. The account of the great artist Orozco is also an introduction to the Mexican Mural Renaissance and its roots in Mayan and Aztec art. The author discusses particular works by Orozco, their context and techniques, and their critical reception. She is open about Orozco's disability (he lost one hand in a childhood fireworks accident), but she does not exploit it. Unfortunately, there are only small, grainy, black-and-white photographs throughout, and it's frustrating in an artistic biography to see so little of the art being discussed. The Bolivar book is less interesting, not because of the subject matter--he was a young, revolutionary military leader who led the fight to free several South American countries from Spanish rule--but because the style is very dry, like a chronological list of battles, with almost no background about the cause he was fighting for. Both books have full chapter notes at the back, as well as a chronology and brief bibliography. --Hazel Rochman


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