Álvaro

Juan Esteban Constaín

NON FICTION. PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE, 2019. 410 PAGES

On the centenary of the birth of Álvaro Gómez Hurtado, one of the most important political figures in the modern history of the country, Juan Esteban Constaín has written an extraordinary biography that is much more than that: above all, it is a rigorous, analytical and fascinating history of Colombia in the 20th Century.

"His importance must be explained, his story told with all the good and the bad, just like everyone else. Because with that story comes a privileged view of the history of Colombia, and the world, in the 2oth Century: his fate was linked to the key events that shaped contemporary history here and elsewhere. But what is interesting is that that fate was always swimming against the tide, that is the best thing about him: he was a soul forged in combat and the struggle for ideas and beliefs, most of which questioned some of the most widespread dogmas of the age and many of the unsubstantiated claims that hover like a halo around some of the most triumphant projects of modernity."

Interview Semana magazine (Spanish)

PUBLISHED BY: World Spanish PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE

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