CRRL Picks: Great Lives 2014: Simon Bolivar
Annotation:Biographical approaches to history and culture. All lectures are open to the public free of charge; no tickets are required. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall
Annotation:An authoritative portrait of the Latin-American warrior-statesman draws on a wealth of primary documents to set his life against a backdrop of the explosive tensions of 19th-century South America.
Annotation:A stunning story of glory and despair. Both real history and Marquez' imagination let us enter the world of Simon Bolivar, Liberator of South America, in all his humanity - good and evil.
Annotation:Although Bolívar never prepared a systematic treatise, his essays, proclamations, and letters constitute some of the most eloquent writing not of the independence period alone, but of any period in Latin American history.
Annotation:Encyclopedia of World Biography, December 12, 1998 Updated: October 05, 2012
Annotation:"Simon Bolivar, Liberator" by Carlos García-Prada. Hispania, vol. 14 no. 2, March 1931, pg. 89-98