Author(s): Marie Arana
Simon Bolivar's life makes for one of history's most dramatic canvases, a colossal narrative filled with adventure and disaster, victory and defeat. This is the story not just of an extraordinary man but of the liberation of a continent. A larger-than-life figure from a tumultuous age, Bolivar ignited a revolution, liberated six countries from Spanish rule and is revered as the great hero of South American history. In a sweeping narrative worthy of a Hollywood epic, BOLIVAR colourfully portrays this extraordinarily dramatic life. From his glorious battlefield victories to his legendary love affairs, Bolivar emerges as a man of many facets: fearless and inspiring general, consummate diplomat, passionate abolitionist and gifted writer.
The dramatic life of the revolutionary hero Bolivar, who liberated South America - a sweeping narrative worthy of a Hollywood epic.
Peruvian by birth, Marie Arana is former literary editor of the WASHINGTON POST and author of four books: a memoir, AMERICAN CHICA (a finalist for the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and the PEN/MARTHA ALBRAND AWARD); THE WRITING LIFE: WRITERS ON HOW THEY THINK AND WORK; as well as two novels set in South America: CELLOPHANE (a finalist for the JOHN SARGENT SR. PRIZE) and LIMA NIGHTS. http://mariearana.net/