AWAY TO CENTRAL AMERICA by Albert J. Nevins

AWAY TO CENTRAL AMERICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A fair amount of history and an absorption with the ethnic profile of the population (in photographs and statistics) are the distinguishing characteristics of this brief, otherwise routine treatment of the Central American countries. At least half of the book is photographs and many of these show smiling, solemn or just staring children to the exclusion of significant places mentioned in the text; the cursory political map is similarly deficient. A critical analysis of the relationship of this area to the United States might not be expected in a book for this age, but there is no mention of the most recent troubles over the Canal Zone and nothing but laudatory comment on the role of American big business. In short, there is nothing here--either in breadth or depth--that can't be found in a reputable encyclopedia without the soporific effect of a repetitious style.

Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 1967
Publisher: Dodd, Mead