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Shattered hope: the Guatemalan revolution and the United States, 1944-1954

Label
Shattered hope: the Guatemalan revolution and the United States, 1944-1954
Title
Shattered hope: the Guatemalan revolution and the United States, 1944-1954
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 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
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gleijeses, Piero
Index
no index present
LC call number
E183.8.G9
LC item number
S48 1991
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Guatemala
  • United States
  • Guatemala
Label
Shattered hope: the Guatemalan revolution and the United States, 1944-1954
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : witnesses -- The era of Ubico -- The presidency of Juan José Arévalo -- The death of Francisco Arana -- The election of Jacobo Arbenz -- The United States and Arévalo : Arévalo's sins -- The United States and Arévalo : the U.S. response -- The world of Jacobo Arbenz -- The agrarian reform -- The revolutionary forces -- The "Christian" opposition -- The international conspiracy against Guatemala -- The Caracas conference -- The agony of the regime -- The fall of Arbenz -- Conclusion -- The fate of the defeated
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 430 pages
Isbn
9780691078175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Shattered hope: the Guatemalan revolution and the United States, 1944-1954
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : witnesses -- The era of Ubico -- The presidency of Juan José Arévalo -- The death of Francisco Arana -- The election of Jacobo Arbenz -- The United States and Arévalo : Arévalo's sins -- The United States and Arévalo : the U.S. response -- The world of Jacobo Arbenz -- The agrarian reform -- The revolutionary forces -- The "Christian" opposition -- The international conspiracy against Guatemala -- The Caracas conference -- The agony of the regime -- The fall of Arbenz -- Conclusion -- The fate of the defeated
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 430 pages
Isbn
9780691078175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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