'He has more first-hand knowledge of Latin America than anybody else I can think of, and uses it to tell the world of the dreams and disillusions, the hopes and failures of its people... Galeano denounces exploitation with uncompromising ferocity, yet this book is almost poetic in its description of solidarity and human capacity for survival in the midst of the worst kind of despoliation' -Isabel Allende
'This book is a monument in our Latin American history. It allows us to learn history, and we have to build on this history'
-Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela
'I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Galeano's vision is unswerving, surgical and yet immensely generous and humane... Eduardo Galeano ought to be a household name'
A superbly written, excellently translated, and powerfully persuasive exposé which all students of Latin American and U.S. history must read. - Choice
Well written and passionately stated, this is an intellectually honest and valuable study. - Library Journal
A dazzling barrage of words and ideas. - History
Eduardo Galeano is the author of Open Veins of Latin America, Memory of Fire Trilogy, Book of Embraces and the forthcoming Upside Down