Nicaragua divided : La Prensa and the Chamorro legacy
Patricia Taylor Edmisten
In this story of Chamorro’s late husband, La Prensa publisher and editor Pedro Joaquín Chamorro, and of their family, Patricia Edmisten clarifies the interrelationship of family, politics, and economics critical to an understanding of the Nicaraguan conflict and people. As a Time article has suggested, "The private pain of the Chamorro family is a microcosm of Nicaragua’s national agony." The book’s fulcrum is Chamorro’s 1978 assassination, an event that galvanized anti-Somoza forces and brought the Sandinista front to power. Edmisten traces the family’s fortunes from the beginnings of the antagonism between the Chamorros and Somozas to the Iran-Contra affair and the present ideological division among the Chamorros, a division Edmisten finds typical of Nicaraguan families today and one that reflects the polarity in Nicaraguan society.
Edmisten, Patricia Taylor, Nicaragua divided: La Prensa and the Chamorro legacy. Pensacola : University of West Florida Press, c1990.
Copyright: University of West Florida Press, c1990.
Edmisten, Patricia Taylor, "Nicaragua divided : La Prensa and the Chamorro legacy" (1990). Walter J. Petry Book Gallery. 44.