[download Read] The Death of Ben Linder The Story of a North American in Sandinista Nicaragua Author Joan Kruckewitt
Alien Zookeeper's Abduction lRead this book whileiving in Nicaragua It was
an incredibly intense read for me bringing alive the history struggle passion and conflicts of the time I had incredibly intense read for me bringing alive the history struggle passion and conflicts of the time I had attending meetings at the Casa de Ben Linder on a regular basis while there so I could gain a better understanding of the country I was volunteering in from the ocals and ex pats who d been there for decades They all recommended I read this book and I wholeheartedly pass on that recommendation for anyone who seeks
to know what s happening beyond America s borders I don t know what s happening beyond America s borders I don t on to a ot of books but I ve kept this one around since I read it than ten years ago Ben Linder s story is heartbreaking aggravating and yet inspiring I wanted to read a book in conjunction with a trip to Nicaragua but you don t have to have any connection to the country to find this a compelling story this book changed my Knocked Up by a Thug life a wonderful account of the ethics of engineering in the context of war and social unrest An incredible book Through an amazing amount of research personal interviews and journals the author paints a vivid portrait ofife in 80s nicaragua as well as the ife of Ben Linder Linder a young American writes in his journals movingly and powerfully about the desire to help a country ravaged by US funded contras *and the complexities of making ife choices about work The Logic of Self-Destruction love and which fights to fight Hisife all *the complexities of making Around the Sacred Fire: Native Religious Activism in the Red Power Era life choices about workove and which fights to fight His ife all short comes alive in Kruckewitts excellent and very readable although heartbreaking book Highly reccomende I read this book while I was in Nicaragua and it really put a ot of things into perspective for me along with the stories I would hear about the impact the war had during the 1980 s and presently The book does a very good job of making you feel Holy Crap The World is Ending The Anunnaki Chronicles like you are there during this period of Nicaraguan history through its vivid description. In July 1995 she finallyocated and interviewed one of the men who killed Ben Linder a story that became the basis for a New Yorker feature on Linder's death Linder's story is a portrait of one idealist who died for his beliefs as well as a picture of a failed foreign policy vividly exposing the true dimensions of a war that forever marked the ives of both Nicaraguans and American.
Summary The Death of Ben Linder The Story of a North American in Sandinista NicaraguaA great way to dive into US Nicaraguan history in the Contra war through the story of one young man iving his convictions There are books I find it hard to finish because they make me so angry I have to keep stopping to cool down This because they make me so angry I have to keep stopping to cool down This one of those The title is a ittle inaccurate although it does end with the death of Ben Linder murdered by Reagan s terrorists it is mainly the story of his ife and work Ben was raised in
a politically conscious family his mother was a Jewish refugee from Nazipolitically conscious family his mother was a Jewish refugee from Nazi his older brother John I knew as an activist in New York Ben graduated with a degree in engineering and rather than take a high paying job with some corporation or war contractor he decided to work in an underdeveloped country where his skills could make a big difference in people s A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs: Reminiscences of My Life in Camp With the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops, Late 1st South Carolina Volunteers lives He went to Nicaragua and ultimately took on a project of building a small hydroelectric plant to bring electric power for the first time to a small rural village But anything which helped the population was a threat to US interests and engineersike Ben along with doctors nurses and teachers were the prime targets for the terrorists The Contras shot him in the head point blank after wounding him in an ambush at the site of the weir he was building Interesting story about an American engineer who goes to Nicaragua in the 80 s Ben Linder was the first American to be killed by the Contras which some say turned the tide for opposition to the US involvement in the warI read it to earn about Nicaragua and the politics at the time and the book definitely provided this I
absolutely oved this book i knew about theloved this book I knew about the war in Nicaragua in the 80s but I had never read such an account before Following the story of the war from the ground made it that much real It gave me a window into the daily Children of the Sun life of Nicaraguans and. In 1987 the death of Ben Linder the first American killed by President Reagan's freedom fighters the US backed Nicaraguan Contras ignited a firestorm of protest and debate In thisandmark first biography of Linder investigative journalist Joan Kruckewitt tells his story In the summer of 1983 a 23 year old American named Ben Linder arrived in Managua with a unicycle and a newly earne. .
Internationalists alike during the war and their brave efforts to help people every Single Day I Know day I know didn t want to be seen as a hero but he is
definitely someone I can ook up to Five out of five would read again This booksomeone I can ook up to Five out of five would read again This book my eye after I had bought the Criterion Collection s new DVD release of Walker the 1988 film that told the tale of William Walker Walker was an American adventurer who went to Nicaragua in the 1850s as a hired gun eading a small ragtag army but ended up becoming its dictator for a time The film came out while the Reagan administration was openly supporting the Contra rebels who were fighting to overthrow the revolutionary Sandinista government In a written diary that accompanied the film a crew member mentioned that during filming a young American had been killed by the Contras This intrigued me an American had been killed by members of a group organized and funded by American tax dollars This American was Ben LinderI did some research and bought this book as a result It
was a wholly engrossing read Joan Kruckewitt has weaved together a wella wholly engrossing read Joan Kruckewitt has weaved together a well yet touching account of someone I believe represents the best of America Ben Linder went abroad to a foreign country because he believed that the best way to help a country was to help build it instead of contributing to a war which would ead to the opposite outcome I highly recommend this book though it discusses a period during the tail end of the Cold War it is highly relevant today due to our current involvement abroad in places Witch-Hunt Narrative like Ira and Afghanistan After finishing this book I came to two conclusions first I want to make this into a film one day and second to paraphrase the old saying your words get furtheraced with honey than vinegar Building a country seems to me a far better option than destroying it D degree in engineering In 1986 Linder moved from Managua to El Cuá a village in the Nicaraguan war zone where he helped form a team to build a hydroplant to bring electricity to the town He was ambushed and killed by the Contras the following year while surveying a stream for a possible hydroplant In 1993 Kruckewitt traveled to the Nicaraguan mountains to investigate Linder's death.