Best nicaragua history books according to redditors

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u/Spiel_Foss · 17 pointsr/warfacts

William Walker may be the strangest character in United States history that almost no one has heard about.

William Walker (1824-1860)

Born in Nashville, Tennessee

Was a physician, lawyer, journalist and mercenary.

He declared himself President of Nicaragua and he is still well known and despised in Central America.

Walker was both a hilarious buffoon, a man of his times and a bloody norte americano adventurer. His book can be at times accurate while also being unapologetic propaganda. Walker was considered a criminal in the United States and crossed the legal lines of his day. He was however also reflective of contemporary attitudes in the United States. He recruited enough men to help him invade other countries and the money to buy new Colt revolvers and rifles to arm them.

I first discovered William Walker by accident while searching through a university special collection. His book was published in 1860 and likely had never been read. My opinion was that he was crazy but focused. Obviously his views on race and religion were the mirror of his day. He just had the connections and the balls to get off the oldschool sofa-couch and invade Central America.

But he was also a military idiot because he invaded Central America with like 30 dudes with no solid resupply and no recon.

No surprise, he died in Central America.

u/DoctorTalosMD · 6 pointsr/neoconNWO
u/Adam1936 · 4 pointsr/chomsky

In regards to the contras and the Red Cross. It comes from his book "The Culture of Terrorism"
I uploaded the relevant page from the book and the citation here:

The UPI article he references can be found online:

It references the Newsweek article describing it as containing a picture of Contra troops getting off a helicopter with Red Cross insignia. The Newsweek article is online. You can likely access it at a university library. I just tried but it is not available online.

The bit about being evacuated on US planes with Red Cross insignia goes to this book which I cannot find online in the section authored by Peter Kornbluh

Edit: It's footnote 38 should have highlighted it

u/DBCrumpets · 1 pointr/MapPorn

There are a couple big boy words in here, but if you want to actually know what you're talking about you should read Living in the Shadow of the Eagle. Or if you really want to stretch that pea brain of yours, I recommend Hegemony or Survival.

But seeing as you're just a right wing loon desperately trying to justify US Imperialism, I doubt you'll read either and just call me some derivative of "shit" again like a really smart guy.