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Choice Outstanding Academic Title - 1998
"not just a good biography on Moscoso's adult life. More accurately, this is an insightful study on the diverse roles he played as a political actor inside and outside Puerto Rico from the early 1940s to the late 1970s." "Maldonado's work is a balanced piefe of research and political reflection." "a well written account about a Puerto Rican figure who may be remembered as the Promethean hero of the island's colonial modernization."
--Latino Review of Books
"This is a beautifully written and magnificently researched book that will appeal to anyone with an interest in Puerto Rico's recent past. . . . the book seamlessly combines biography, history, economics, the ins and outs of political bargaining in San Juan and Washington, and just enough gossip to whet anyone's appetite. . . Maldonado . . . has told the story of Puerto Rico's economic transformation through the life of one man, and has done so with sympathy for Moscoso's vision. Highly recommended."
"This biography provides excellent insight into the dynamics of Puerto Rico's economic development and the man responsible for it." -- Journal of American History
--Journal of American History
"Indispensable for those who wish to become acquainted with and re-evaluate Puerto Rico's leaders and the economic and industrial forces that shaped the island." -- The Americas
"In a beautifully written and brilliantly researched book, the struggles of a relatively small, but intellectually powerful cadre of young Puerto Ricans, joined at critical junctures by sympathetic academics and politicians in the US, are explored from their beginnings in the 1940s. . . . For anyone at all interested in the history of Puerto Rico's development, this book cannot be too highly recommended." -- Latin American Studies
--Latin American Studies