PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SANDINISTA REVOLUTION
GENTILE, William Frank. Nicaragua. New York: W.W. Norton, (1989). Oblong octavo, original stiff photographic covers. $150.
First edition of this startling photo-documentary of the Sandinista revolution, with 95 full-page color photographs (four double-page), depicting “a simple, innocent people trying to make a life amid a brutal war.” From the collection of award-winning photojournalist Peter Turnley.
“William Gentile’s camera probes deep into Nicaragua and discovers a simple, innocent people trying to make a life amid a brutal war… The images are startling. A dead soldier lies in a wooden box, in the background a mother breast-feeds her child; a baseball team in crisp white uniforms shoulders rifes instead of bats… Gentile’s photographs and the candid comments of Sergio Ramirez— on the tenth anniversary of the Sandinista revolution— make this a document of historical importance.” From the collection of Peter Turnley, acclaimed photojournalist for Newsweek, Life and Harper’s Magazine, who has covered “almost every important international news event of the last 15 years” (New York Times).
Minor creasing and edge-wear to original covers.