Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Pg. 99: Eline van Ommen's "Nicaragua Must Survive"

Featured at the Page 99 Test: Nicaragua Must Survive: Sandinista Revolutionary Diplomacy in the Global Cold War by Eline van Ommen.

About the book, from the publisher:
Nicaragua Must Survive tells the story of the Sandinistas' innovative diplomatic campaign, which captured the imaginations of people around the globe and transformed Nicaraguan history at the tail end of the Cold War. The Sandinistas' diplomacy went far beyond elite politics, as thousands of musicians, politicians, teachers, activists, priests, feminists, and journalists flocked to the country to experience the revolution firsthand. Drawing on extensive archival research and interviews, Eline van Ommen reveals the role that Western Europe played in Nicaragua's revolutionary diplomacy. Blending grassroots organizing and formal foreign policy, pragmatic guerrillas, creative diplomats, and ambitious activists from Europe and the Americas were able to create an international environment in which the Sandinista Revolution could survive despite the odds. Nicaragua Must Survive argues that this diplomacy was remarkably effective, propelling Nicaragua into the global limelight and allowing the revolutionaries to successfully challenge the United States' role in Central America.
Learn more about Nicaragua Must Survive at the University of California Press website.

The Page 99 Test: Nicaragua Must Survive.

--Marshal Zeringue