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Open Veins of Latin America

(1973)
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Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx.

Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe.

Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably.

This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.



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January 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano
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June 1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano
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2008 : Paperback
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Title: Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano
ISBN: 8188789666 / 978-8188789665
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July 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano
ISBN: 1-899365-13-3 / 978-1-899365-13-5 (UK edition)
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January 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano
ISBN: 0-85345-991-6 / 978-0-85345-991-0 (USA edition)
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December 1973 : USA Paperback
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Title: Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano
ISBN: 0-85345-308-X / 978-0-85345-308-6 (USA edition)
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October 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano, Isabel Allende (Foreward)
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October 2009 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano, Isabel Allende (Foreward)
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October 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
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October 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano, Isabel Allende (Foreward)
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Title: Open Veins of Latin America: five centuries of the pillage of a continent
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January 1997 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Author(s): Eduardo Galeano
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