Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone


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Eduardo Galeano is determined to forget that history is usually written by the victors. He favours the voiceless and the vulnerable. "Mirrors" is a narrative history of the world that condenses into its scintillating fragments radically altered visions of the landmark events on this earth, and of the landmark individuals who pass history from hand to hand in the official guidebooks. Yes, it is a book for the young provocateur, the young utopian, or the utopian remnant left in all of us, but it is so outrageously bold, ...

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Mar 11, 2010

A Different Perspective on World History

This book is the history of the world, from the beginning of time to present (almost), in tiny vignettes that reflect a view that is not the European recording of history...it is history as experienced by the non-winning sides. A fascinating and eye-opening experience.

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