Limit search to available items
Author Ludwig, Emil, 1881-1948.

Title Bolivar : the life of an idealist / by Emil Ludwig
Published New York : Alliance Book Corporation, [1942]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  980.02092 Boliva Lud/Btl  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 362 pages : frontispiece, portraits, ; 24 cm
Contents Forward. The Dandy. Ordeal. The liberator. The dictator. Don Quixote. Index
Summary Never before has Simon Bolivar's life been pictured as essentially the tragedy of an idealist. There was far more complexity to his temperament than has hitherto been revealed. The greatest swashbuckling solider who made the now legendary crossing of the Andes on muleback and who liberated almost one thir of South American from European domination was a theorist in politics, bothered by questions which are today plaguing almost every portion of the globe. When political events had taken such a turn that Bolivar was forced, in spite of himself, to become a dictator, his complete idealogy was shattered, and ironic it was that this great liberator was given the iron ruler. . . . Bolivar is a timely book; first because from a vantage point of a century and a half we view problems so pressing in our own days, and second, because in the light of growing Pan American relations, Simon Bolivar, The George Washington of South America, will become a figure of paramount importance
Subject Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830.
LC no. 42036095