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My Life in the Time of the Contras Bruce P. Cameron

My Life in the Time of the Contras

Bruce P. Cameron

Published May 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780826342515
Hardcover
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Bruce Camerons story is a rare look at an insiders efforts for a path of peace in Central America, reforming the Nicaraguan contras (revolucionarios) who were fighting the Sandinistas, all while staying sane and not losing sight of key values.MoreBruce Camerons story is a rare look at an insiders efforts for a path of peace in Central America, reforming the Nicaraguan contras (revolucionarios) who were fighting the Sandinistas, all while staying sane and not losing sight of key values.Camerons narrative begins in 1982 when he visits Managua, Nicaragua, with Representative Tom Harkin (Iowa). While a strong human rights advocate, he nonetheless moved closer and closer to what he calls the liberal contra. However, in 1985 Cameron found himself switching sides from liberal to conservative, at least temporarily.Cameron takes you inside meetings where policy was formulated to ensure votes or obtain leverage. Many of these meetings included Ollie North, Elliott Abrams, and a representative of the CIA.People whose paths crossed Camerons are names familiar to those who recall Iran Contra. They include Ollie North, Tom Harkin, Arturo Cruz, Daniel Ortega, Jim Wright Jr., Dave McCurdy, and Richard Secord. [My Life in the Time of the Contras] deserves a wide readership. . . . A fine account. . . . An important literary work well done.--James C. Wright Jr., former Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives