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The education of a radical : an American revolutionary in Sandinista Nicaragua, Michael Johns

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The education of a radical : an American revolutionary in Sandinista Nicaragua
Title
The education of a radical
Title remainder
an American revolutionary in Sandinista Nicaragua
Statement of responsibility
Michael Johns
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Michael Johns joined a Sandinista militia in 1983, a fellow revolutionary dubbed him a rábano, a radish: red on the outside but white on the inside. Now, more than twenty-five years later, Johns appreciates the wisdom of that label as he revisits the questions of identity he tried to resolve by working with the Sandinistas at that point in his life. In The Education of a Radical, Johns recounts his immersion in Marxism and the Nicaraguan sojourn it led to, with a painful maturation process along the way. His conversion began in college, where he joined a student group called the Latin American Solidarity Association and traveled to Chiapas, Mexico, for research on his senior thesis. Overwhelmed by the poverty he witnessed (and fascinated by a new friend named Maricela who was trying to turn peasants into revolutionaries and who carried a heavily highlighted copy of Late Capitalism), he experienced an ideological transformation. When a Marxist professor later encouraged him to travel to Nicaragua, the real internal battle began for him, a battle that was intensified by the U.S. invasion of Grenada and its effect on the Sandinistas, who believed they were the next target for an imminent American invasion. Before he knew it, Johns was digging trenches and learning how to use an AK-47. His intellectual ideals came face-to-face with revolutionary facts, and the results would perplex him for years to come. Bringing to life a vivid portrait of the sometimes painful process of reconciling reality with romanticized principles, The Education of a Radical encapsulates a trove of truths about humanity, economics, and politics in one man's memorable journey."--Publisher's website
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
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Johns, Michael
Dewey number
972.8505/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1528.22.J64
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johns, Michael
  • Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional
  • Civil war
  • Socialism
  • Americans
  • Revolutionaries
  • Intellectuals
  • Socialism
  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
Label
The education of a radical : an American revolutionary in Sandinista Nicaragua, Michael Johns
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
756837087
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 130 pages
Isbn
9780292743861
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011041455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)756837087
Label
The education of a radical : an American revolutionary in Sandinista Nicaragua, Michael Johns
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
756837087
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 130 pages
Isbn
9780292743861
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011041455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)756837087

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