In his younger days, Simon Bolivar swept the Spanish back to Europe, liberating South America with his youthful vitality. Now 46, it's time to send himself into retirement. Wending his way down the Magdalena River towards the Caribbean with his servant, Jose Palacios, his journey is hindered by his own reluctance to let his power go."
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The author transmutes historical truth into magical narrative as he recounts the life of Simon Bolivar, who in the years 1811-24 led the revolutionary armies of South America against the Spaniards and ousted them from their former colonies. The author also wrote "One Hundred Years of Solitude".
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Book Description Penguin Putnam~trade, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140157433