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Salvador

A book by Joan Didion

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Powerful, taut reportage of an excellent caliber!

  • Feb 4, 2000
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Joan Didion's book is a reedy, powerful work of nonfiction that explores El Salvador's horrific civil war and the American government's dark involvement with helping certain individuals "to disappear." In this work, Didion travels from "battlefields to body dumps" to uncover what many in the political regime do not want covered. With gun shots echoing in the night, frightened citizens keeping quiet and the fear of imminent bloodshed on the minds of many, Salvador is a classic, true tale of political intrigue, violence and secrecy that is equil to the works of Thomas Hauser's Missing and Ryszard Kapuscinski's Shah of Shahs and The Soccar War(s). Joan Didion is a journalist and author who truly gets into 'the bush' of the matter.

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Powerful, taut reportage of an excellent caliber!
Joan Didion's book is a reedy, powerful work of nonfiction that explores El Salvador's horrific civil war and the American government's dark involvement with helping certain individuals "to disappear." In this work, Didion travels from "battlefields to body dumps" to uncover what many in the political regime do not want covered. With gun shots echoing in the night, frightened citizens keeping quiet and the fear of imminent bloodshed on the minds of many, Salvador …
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Didion's 1983 volume captured "the terror and unpredictability permeating the El Salvadorean scene," said LJ's reviewer (LJ 3/1/83). Though political events in El Salvador are no longer in the public eye, this serves as a chronicle of a dark chapter in that country's tumultuous history.
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ISBN-10: 0679751831
ISBN-13: 978-0679751830
Author: Joan Didion
Genre: History, Nonfiction
Publisher: Vintage
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