Books: El Libertador

BOLIVAR—Emit Ludwig—Alliance ($3.50).

Few books are better suited than this one (written at the request of the Venezuelan Government) to help North Americans to understand Latin Americans. Simon Bolivar freed almost a third of South America in the name of democracy. He was driven out as a dictator when he tried to give orderly government to the region he had freed. His was the pioneer vision of Latin-American unity and hemispheric solidarity. (He was never able to achieve either.) Both his stupendous successes and his stupendous failures shed light on much that Americans find...

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