Tiburcio Carias: Portrait Of A Honduran Political Leader (Eisenhower Center Studies on War and Peace)
Thomas J. DoddISBN: 0807130370;
Book DescriptionHonduras?s longest-serving head of government, Tiburcio Carias (1876?1969) was a larger-than-life-figure who had the air of an ordinary, approachable person. During his rule from 1933 to 1949, he variously employed the tactics of a liberal, a conservative, a constitutionalist, and a dictator. Modern Honduras cannot be understood without comprehending his influence. In the?amazingly?first biography of this powerful Latin American caudillo, Thomas J. Dodd, a formerambassador to Uruguay and to Costa Rica, offers a vital, riveting account of Carias?s life and career. Dodd shows Carias to have been a pragmatist and political survivor. His regime, unique in Central American and Caribbean history, was neither a brutal military government nor draconian and despotic. Unlike Somoza, Batista, Trujillo, and other contemporary dictators, Carias was not assassinated, driven from office, or exiled. He completed his term, stepped down,...
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