Item description for El demente exquisito: La vida estrafalaria de Tomas Cipriano de Mosquera (Villega Novela Historica series) by Victor Paz Otero...
The passionate and complex legacy of General Toms Cipriano de Mosquera, one of the leading figures of Colombian politics in the 19th century, Bolvar's escort, and the President of Colombia more than once, is displayed in this biography. Mosquera's accomplishments---laying down the foundation of what would become the United States of Colombia and speaking out about modernization and economical opportunity---are explored alongside his tough personality, his loves and falling outs, his scandalous relationships, his early conservative political beliefs and his later liberal leanings, and his decrees of religious freedom.
El legado apasionado y complejo del General Toms Cipriano de Mosquera, una de las figuras principales de la poltica colombiana durante el siglo diecinueve porque fuera edecn de Bolvar y presidente de Colombia ms de una vez, est detallado en esta biografa. Los logros de Mosquera incluyen el establecimiento del principio de los Estados Unidos de Colombia y hablar antes de nadie sobre la modernizacin y oportunidades econmicas.
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Victor Paz Otero is a sociologist, historian, and university teacher who writes novels, essays, and poetry in his native Spanish. He is a columnist for "El Espectador," a Colombian newspaper, and the author of "El demente exquisito" and "El edipo de sangre,"