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Hugo Chávez: Happy Birthday

Today marks the 56th birthday of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. His often bellicose brand of “petro-populism” angers some, and empowers others. No matter what side of the  Chávez  argument you come down on, Carnegie Library has you covered when it comes to learning more about this polarizing political figure. We have a number of great books on the man:

The Battle Of Venezuela / Michael McCaughan.
New York : Seven Stories Press, 2005

The Chavez Code : Cracking US Intervention In Venezuela / Eva Golinger ; foreword by Saul Landau.
Northampton, Mass. : Olive Branch Press, 2006

Hugo Chávez : Oil, Politics, And The Challenge To The United States / Nikolas Kozloff
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006

Hugo Chávez / Cristina Marcano
New York : Random House, 2007

¡Hugo! : The Hugo Chávez Story From Mud Hut To Perpetual Revolution / Bart Jones.
Hanover, N.H. : Steerforth Press, 2007

Rethinking Venezuelan Politics : Class, Conflict, And The Chávez Phenomenon / Steve Ellner.
Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008

The Silence And The scorpion : The Coup Against Chávez And The Making Of Modern Venezuela / Brian A. Nelson.
Publisher New York : Nation Books, c2009

The Threat Closer To Home : Hugo Chávez And The War Against America / Douglas Schoen and Michael Rowan.
Publisher New York : Free Press, 2009

You can also get a quick biographical snapshot of Chávez using our databases. Love him or hate him, knowing a little more about this intriguing political figure could help you at your next cocktail party!


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