Saturday, May 23
12:45pm in the Activity Room
In May we will discuss both of Marie Arana’s books – Silver, Sword and Stone and Bolivar: American Liberator.
Silver, Sword and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story by Marie Arana. Against the background of a thousand years of vivid history, acclaimed writer Marie Arana tells the timely and timeless stories of three contemporary Latin Americans whose lives represent three driving forces that have shaped the character of the region: exploitation (silver), violence (sword), and religion (stone).
Bolivar: American Liberator by Marie Arana. The epic story of the famous South American general and statesman Simón Bolívar. He freed six countries from Spanish rule and is still the most revered figure in South America today. He traveled from Amazon jungles to the Andes mountains, engaged in endless battles and forged fragile coalitions of competing forces and races. He lived an epic life filled with heroism, tragedy (his only wife died young), and legend (he was saved from an assassination attempt by one of his mistresses). In Bolívar, Marie Arana has written a sweeping biography that is as bold and as passionate as its subject.