Forgotten Peace: Reform, Violence, and the Making of Contemporary Colombia - Violence in Latin American History 3 (Hardback)Robert A. Karl (author)
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Publisher: University of California Press
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
"The pressing relevance of Karl's book for the present, his explanation of how peace is constructed and then forgotten, is overwhelming. Summing Up: Highly recommended." * CHOICE *
"Engagingly written and peppered with anecdotes, Karl's book is both a part of and a rejoinder to the new generation of studies of Latin America and the Cold War....Karl's history celebrates a remarkable effort at peace-making in Colombia while also reminding us of its tremendous challenges." * International Affairs *
"Robert A. Karl's monograph on the peacemaking project that helped end La Violencia stands as one of the best among them." * American Historical Review *
"Robert A.Karl's remarkable monograph offers an insightful and compelling perspective on this contemporary comment as Colombians work to implement peace after decades of conflict." * ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America *
"...a beautiful and important book..." * El Espectador *
"Karl's work is intellectual history at its best, a soft telling of the intricate moment-to-moment interplay between ideas and daily life, between daily life and ideas." * The Americas *
"Robert Karl's new book is a significant achievement. This fine-grained political history demonstrates that Colombia's multiple chronologies of violence can only be understood by attending first to the regional." * Hispanic American Historical Review *
"...a seamless tapestry of interwoven narratives...this is a powerful and beautiful book. A book to be read, and a peace to be rescued from oblivion." -- Francisco Gutierrez-Sanin, * Journal of Genocide Research *
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