Film, Video Bolivar: American Liberator

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Bolivar: American Liberator
Author and journalist Marie Arana discusses the adventurous and volatile life of Simon Bolivar, who famously liberated much of Latin America from Spain.
Event Date
June 06, 2013
-  Marie Arana is an author, editor, journalist, and member of the Scholars Council at the Library of Congress. She was born in Peru, the daughter of Jorge Arana, a Peruvian born civil engineer, and Marie Campbell Arana, she moved with her family to the United States at the age of 9, achieved her B.A. in Russian at Northwestern University, her M.A. in linguistics at Hong Kong University, a certificate of scholarship at Yale University in China, and began her career in book publishing, where she was vice president and senior editor at Harcourt Brace and Simon & Schuster.
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1 hours 7 minutes 48 seconds
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