THE RISE AND FALL OF VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT CARLOS ANDRÉS PÉREZ: An Historical Examination Volume 1: The Early Years 1936-1973

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Biographical study of two-time President Carlos Andrés Pérez, one of the architects of contemporary Venezuelan history.


“Offers a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the complex and conflict-dominated political origins of one of Venezuela’s most interesting contemporary figures. Based on extensive research in archives, the published literature, and interviews with participants, Tarver’s book offers a unique and insightful analysis of the rise of CAP. Key to this understanding is the emphasis on the endless conflict characteristic of the formation and actions of Carlos Andrés Pérez throughout his long career. . . . the recent transformation of Venezuela’s political culture and the rejection of the political tradition of which he has been such an important architect lends added significance to this study. Scholars and students of Venezuela’s modern democracy will find this first volume of what promises to be a two volume political biography of Carlos Andrés Pérez an essential addition to their bibliograpny of Venezuela’s recent history.” – John V. Lombardi

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Political Parties, Institutions, and Programs
Foreword; Preface; Introduction
Part One – Venezuelan History and Politics: An Overview
1. The Emergence of Personalism
2. The Process of Modernization
Part Two – The Early Political Career of Carlos Andrés Pérez
3. The Politically Formative Years
4. A Warm-Up for the Presidency
5. The Quest for Miraflores
6. Carlos Andrés Pérez – An Analysis
Bibliography; Indices

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