"A solid background review of contemporary Latin America by an expert who has spent forty years during the region and writing and lecturing about it."
- Foreign Policy Association
"Anything Frank Tannenbaum writes about Latin America is required reading."
- Rex. D. Hopper, American Sociological Review
"Professor Tannenbaum has given us ten keys to Latin America. They are: the Land and the People, Race, Religion, Regionalism, the Hacienda, Education, Leadership, Politics, The United States and Latin America, and Castro and Social Change ... Professor Tannenbaum has traveled throughout the Latin American countryside and knows the continent as few Latin Americanists do... His remarks are often wise and penetrating."
- Hispanic American Report
"Scholars will welcome the publication of these informative essays in a single volume; and no doubt the book will be well received by a growing number of general readers who have become aware of the importance of Latin America in world affairs."
- The American Political Science Review
"Penetrating study of ten facets of Latin American culture and society and their application to the future."
- Scholastic Teacher