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Mirrors

(2009)
An Almost Universal History
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Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works "invade the reader's mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.'

Mirrors, Galeano's most ambitious project since Memory of Fire, is an unofficial history of the world seen through history's unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: "Official history has it that Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??'

Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men's fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.


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"Heroes rub shoulders with villains and apes in Eduardo Galeano's magical history of mankind." - Alberto Manguel


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November 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano
ISBN: 1-84627-219-X / 978-1-84627-219-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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May 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano
ISBN: 1-56858-423-7 / 978-1-56858-423-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nation Books
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano
ISBN: 1-56858-612-4 / 978-1-56858-612-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bold Type Books
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September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano
ISBN: 1-84627-220-3 / 978-1-84627-220-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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November 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano
ISBN: 1-84627-247-5 / 978-1-84627-247-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


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August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mirrors: Stories Of Almost Everyone
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Portobello Books
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May 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Bold Type Books
Availability: Amazon CA