What do two revolutionaries, a backwoods boy from Illinois, a samurai, two Roman generals, a Caesar, and a young French mystic have in common? All eight fought for justice and lasting peace. All enjoyed a string of political or military successes, and all were betrayed or murdered after their greatest victories.
In War, Justice, and Infamy, Ernesto Hernández-Catá recounts the moving stories of seven extraordinary men and one woman marked by history for greatness. The lives of Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, Jeanne d'Arc, and others come to life in these pages, as do their struggles, victories, and, ultimately, their tragedies.
A celebration of heroes and a sobering look at the roles infamy and betrayal play in history, these eight remarkable histories reveal how murder and assassination cannot extinguish the light cast by the brave and the honorable.
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About the Author
Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1942, Ernesto Hernández-Catá received a License from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, in 1967 and a PhD in economics from Yale University.
Mr. Hernández-Catá spent thirty years at the International Monetary Fund, serving as associate director of the African and Western Hemisphere Departments, manager of the World Economic Outlook, and IMF chief negotiator with Russia.
His writings cover many topics, including multi-country econometric models, monetary policy, Russia and the transitional issues in the former Soviet Union, economic development in Africa, and the Cuban economy. An interest in historical heroes who fought for peace and justice motivated him to write War, Justice, and Infamy.