on 26 October 2011
For anyone who wishes to read, verbatim, the declarations and writings of Simón Bolívar this book is a great source.
It is not worth reading this, however, without knowing something of the impact of this revolutionary upon the world stage.
I would recommend reading first: "Man of Glory" by thomas Rourke, first published in 1939. When reading Man of Glory beware of the mistakes and errors, and a few exaggerations and some incorrect dating, but it is a very good starter to learn something of Bolívar.)
I enjoyed reading the texts of the liberator in this particular volume as it gives meat to what I have read elsewhere, as most books about the revolutionary just quote his work in part (for obvious reasons of space), rather than in full, and it is good to read the vast tomes of Bolívar.
My only quibble is the author. Hugo Chavez (in my view), is misrepresenting the life of the liberator by continually claiming to be the new Bolívar and as President of his nation, he appears with a picture of the liberator behind him whenever he appears whether this be on TV, or at a rally. This is an abuse of the memory and life of the true Bolívar and I resent funding the coffers of Chavez, even in a small manner.
Overall, if you wish to learn more of Simón Bolívar and his vast writings, then this is a really good book to read, and it is easy to get through.