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Book review: Hugo Chávez: socialist for the twenty-first century by Mike Gonzalez

Bernardo, Francesco Di (2014) Book review: Hugo Chávez: socialist for the twenty-first century by Mike Gonzalez. LSE Review of Books (08 May 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Released one year after Hugo Chávez‘s unexpected death, this biography traces the former President of Venezuela’s life from an impoverished rural family to the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas. Mike Gonzalez aims to detail Chávez‘s close connection to the masses and how he enraged wealthy elites by declaring his support for 21st century socialism. Francesco Di Bernardo finds this an accessible but rigorous work directed to both an academic and general audience. It is a useful and compelling read for those interested in discovering and understanding the role of Chávez and contemporary history of Venezuela and Latin America. It is a book that unveils an historical reality often unknown outside Latin America.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 14:39
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2014 14:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57460

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