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Reviews of Puerto Rico’s Revolt for Independence: El Grito de Lares

“This book represents, without doubt, the most complete study of the insurrection of September 23, 1868, which has become to many a symbol of Puerto Rican national identity. . . . Its value rests on going beyond the Grito symbol, or the Grito myth, to reveal a Grito that is much more profound, interesting, and complex: the human Grito. . . . The text is permeated by a feeling of immediacy that allows one to appreciate the deeds of the flesh-and-blood individuals involved. The narration of events, of fusion— and confusion—, of boldness and fear, of dexterity and blunder, of plans and fortuitous conditions produces the true pleasure of reading this book.”
El Mundo