‘Pleasure, Obligation, Curiosity, Inspiration’: What’s on Marie Arana’s Nightstand

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From the New York Times BY THE BOOK interview. Among other things, the author of “Silver, Sword & Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story” is reading a novel based on a juicy scandal in her own family. Read the full article at NYT (subscription required)

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Politics and Prose: Review of Silver Sword and Stone

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In Silver, Sword, and Stone Marie Arana seamlessly weaves these stories with the history of the past millennium to explain three enduring themes that have defined Latin America since pre-Columbian times: the foreign greed for its mineral riches, an ingrained propensity to violence, and the abiding power of religion.

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