In Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone (Nation Books), Eduardo Galeano has written a history of the world in brief chapters, each one devoted to an iconic incident. Myths about the creation of the universe give way to the nitty-gritty. We watch as a galaxy of wonders gives way to a museum of shame, as greed, plunder, victimization and deceit overwhelm our overloaded planet.
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Eduardo Galeano, novelist