Bolivar: The Epic Life of the Man Who Liberated South America

Author(s): Marie Arana

Biography / Memoir

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.


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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.

General Fields

  • : 9781780226170
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : 0.472
  • : June 2014
  • : 197mm X 133mm X 37mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marie Arana
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 980.02092
  • : 512
  • : Illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)