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Don Pepe: A Political Biography of José Figueres of Costa Rica
Don Pepe: A Political Biography of José Figueres of Costa Rica
By Charles D. Ameringer
University of New Mexico Press, 1979, 324 pp.

A lively biography, giving a balanced view of a fascinating, controversial and exasperating leader who has made immense national and regional contributions. The very human mingling of strength and weakness in Figueres is duly observed. Devoted to civil liberties and the democratic process, he was ". . . basically honest and unpretentious, although he believed that the line between right and wrong was wider for him because his intentions were good."