The Civil War in Nicaragua
Inside the Sandinistas
During the 1980s, many Americans dealt with Nicaragua's Sandinistas and the Contra war according to their own political agendas. Alone among the dozens of books on these events, The Civil War in Nicaragua gives an inside view of how and why policies were made by the nine Sandinistas and what impact those polices had on Nicaragua, the United States, and the region.
“[T]he wealth of information from an insider who attended ruling Sandinista directorate meetings makes this an important addition to the ever-increasing literature of the Nicaraguan revolution and the subsequent Sandinista rule. It is a must book for serious study of recent Nicaragua… This readable, well-organized, and nicely edited work is highly recommended for a serious study of Sandinismo. All libraries.”
—C. W. Arnade, Choice
"The conflict in Nicaragua is one of the least understood struggles of the Cold War. . . . this account clarifies the central issues and dispels many lingering myths.
"—Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor during the Carter Administration
"As a guide to the inner workings of the Sandinista regime, this book has no equal."
—Alfredo Cesar Aguirre, Speaker of the House of Nicaragua
"Roger Miranda and Bill Ratliff have taken some very sharp tools and dissected the Sandinista regime. To understand Sandinista Nicaragua, this book is required reading."
—Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow of Hudson Institute
"This ... should go to the top of the reading list on Sandinista Nicaragua ... an authoritative look at who the Sandinistas were and what they intended."
—Robert Leiken, coeditor Central American Crisis Reader