Land that Lost Its Heroes: How Argentina Lost the Falklands War

Bloomsbury Publishing
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'A required book for anyone who wishes to understand the Argentine situation before and after the Falklands War' GRAHAM GREENE

Jimmy Burns was the only full-time British foreign correspondent to remain in Argentina covering the Falklands War.

In The Land that Lost Its Heroes, he gives a detailed account of the military planning of the invasion, exposing not only the hidden motives and nature of Argentina's military regime, but also the pitifully inadequate reactions of both British diplomacy and intelligence. Burns exposes the duplicity of other Western nations and the international banking community and gives a vivid first-hand account of the end of the regime, the debt crisis and the return to democracy under Raul Alfonsin.
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About the author

Jimmy Burns is social affairs and employment correspondent at the Financial Times. His other books are Beyond the Silver River; Spain: A Literary Companion; the internationally acclaimed Hand of God: The Life of Diego Maradona; and Barca: A People's Passion.
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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
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Published on
Apr 11, 2012
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Pages
576
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ISBN
9781408834718
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Language
English
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Genres
History / General
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 一位謙遜的阿根廷人,為何成為舉世矚目的風雲人物?

面對陳舊的梵蒂岡、日漸敗壞的世風, 

他如何讓世人重新看見真理、讓人心回歸純樸?

他能夠改變梵蒂岡嗎?


教宗方濟各不是完美無缺的聖人,事實上,他的人生複雜得多,也比一般人接受更多考驗。他曾倍受懷疑煎熬,但他始終努力不懈,願為信仰作最真實的見證。在教會危機重重之際,他臨危受命,肩負起領導的責任。他是近一千三百年來第二位非歐洲裔出身的教宗,也是第一位把宗教再放回人心的教宗。


在這本第一手記錄的傳記中,作者詳細調查教宗方濟各的前半生,完整記述他的童年經驗、修會陶成,乃至阿根廷政治亂局如何形塑他的神學與社會立場。


書中仔細探究梵蒂岡裡對教宗具有影響力的重要人物、教宗在羅馬和其他地方的作為,亦從政治背景切入,探究阿根廷的民粹遺風對他社會意識的影響。


本書也紀錄教宗方濟各就任後的成功與挫折,翔實報導他如何處理教會陳年積弊、重建梵蒂岡道德威信,讓教廷再次成為民主與和平的推手。


【本書特色】


金融時報王牌記者、毛姆文學獎得主傾盡才氣,耗時數年深入教廷、踏遍各洲,呈現世人所不知的教宗


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