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Recommended Reading

Books on Guatemala: History, Culture, and Politics

The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop?, by Francisco Goldman. New York: Grove Press, 2007.

The Battle for Guatemala: Rebels, Death Squads and U.S. Power, by Susanne Jonas. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1991.

Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala, by Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer. New York: Doubleday, 1982.

The Blindfold’s Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth, by Sister Dianna Ortiz, with Patricia Davis. New York, Orbis Books, 2002.

Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala, by Victoria Sanford. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala, edited by Elisabeth Burgos-Debray. New York: Verso Editions, 1984.

Massacres in the Jungle: Ixcan, Guatemala, 1975-1982, by Ricardo Falla. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1994. (also available in Spanish, Masacres de la Selva)

Maya Resurgence in Guatemala: Q’eqchi’ Experiences, by Richard Wilson. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.

Of Centaurs and Doves: Guatemala’s Peace Process, by Susanne Jonas. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000.

Paradise in Ashes: A Guatemalan Journey of Courage Terror and Hope, by Beatriz Manz. California: University of California Press, 2004.

Searching for Everardo, by Jennifer Harbury. Warner Books, 1997.

Silence on the Mountain: Stories of Terror, Betrayal, and Forgetting in Guatemala, by Daniel Wilkinson. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2002.

Through a Glass Darkly: The US Holocaust in Central America, by Thomas Melville. Xilbris Corporation, 2005.


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