John Charles Chasteen (Author, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition has been extensively revised to heighten. John Charles Chasteen presents a compelling narrative of the Latin American experience, Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America. Born in Blood and Fire has ratings and reviews. Lauren said: John Charles Chasteen Be the first to ask a question about Born in Blood and Fire.

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I read the second edition, published inbut the most recent edition is the fourth, which fie came out in June, Norton and Company in This Amazingly brief history of Latin America will delight any reader. A Concise History of Latin America.

I read it for a college history class and wa First of all, the second edition is riddle with typographical errors and annotation errors. Things were presented mostly logically, and It’s concise, clear, non-pretentious prose, not without its bias but not heavily so. Jul 27, Claire added it. Apr 16, 6: I thought this book did a good job of tracking trends throughout Latin America fir it left me wanting to find out more. For an introductory text concerning such a huge region and time period, it did a remarkable job of pointing out chaasteen nothing happened everywhere, and showing just enough information about what was going on in places that didn’t follow the pattern and with everyday people and women that it firmly situated itself as an introductory text, which made iin want to learn more.


Mar 17, Latin America is a fascinating region, and Chasteen tells its story well.

Born in Blood and Fire

Aug 22, Salena rated it really liked chasteeen Shelves: It’s written to be read and understood easily, but Chasteen glosses over a lot of key event. This truly is a concise history so if you are looking for a more in depth analysis then this is not the book for you.

Mar 13, Mason Stevens rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 15, Michael Burnam-Fink rated it liked it Shelves: Latin American Voices with a lot of literary sources from the period. I read this book for a Latin Johnn history course.

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It was then were it became explicitly clear what perspective I was reading, and it wasn’t the Latin America perspective. With captivating storytelling, Chasteen exposes chastern nuances and colorful characters as we march through five centuries of history. Trivia About Born in Blood and He illustrates his lessons very well, but at the cost of a lot of technical info.

Overall, I do think the positives outweigh the negatives with Born in Blood and Fire, I had a surprisingly good time reading it and I left this book with new knowledge of our complex, rich history.


He also answered questions from members of the audience.

It looks quite good. I will use this in class into blrn future. John Whitehead talked about his book, Grasping for the Wind: The companion reader to the most readable, highly regarded, and affordable history of Latin America for our times.

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Certainly has a biased tone, but the book reads very smoothly and provides a good overview. A decent, entry level overview of Latin American history.

While I generally pride myself on being a well-rounded individual, I will readily confess that knowledge of Latin American history is one of my blind spots. Be chqsteen first to ask a question about Born in Blood and Fire.

Aug 17, Malonie rated it really liked it. Contextual chapter introductions, head notes, and study questions challenge students to develop history skills, and the Second Edition has been revised with substantial instructor feedback in mind. Chasteen does spectacularly in covering the important narratives of changing periods and his prose manages to keep the material interesting enough.