The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop?

Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 16 sep. 2008 - 416 pagina's
In this New York Times Notable Book, an award-winning writer undertakes his own investigation into the murder of a Guatemalan bishop.
Named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post Book World, the Chicago Tribune, the Economist, and the San Francisco Chronicle
Two days after releasing a groundbreaking church-sponsored report implicating the military in the murders and disappearances of some two hundred thousand Guatemalan civilians, Bishop Juan Gerardi was bludgeoned to death in his garage. Gerardi was the country’s leading human rights activist, but the Church quickly realized it could not rely on police investigators or the legal system to solve the crime.
Instead, Church leaders formed their own investigative team: a group of secular young men who called themselves Los Intocables—the Untouchables. Author Francisco Goldman spoke to witnesses no other reporter was able to reach, observing firsthand some of the most crucial developments in this sensational case. Documenting the Latin American reality of mara youth gangs and organized crime, The Art of Political Murder tells the incredible true story of Los Intocables and their remarkable fight for justice.
“Becoming by turns a little bit Columbo, Jason Bourne and Seymour Hersh, Goldman gives us the anatomy of a crime while opening a window to a misunderstood neighboring country that is flirting with anarchy.” —The New York Times Book Review

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Gebruikersrecensie  - nmele - LibraryThing

This book details the murder of Bishop Gerardi, a Guatemalan prelate killed in 1998, and the investigation into it as well as the trials resulting from the investigation. It offers the killing of ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - shannonkearns - LibraryThing

a fascinating book about the murder of a bishop in guatemala. this book recounts all of the details surrounding the case and trial. the only disappointing thing is that it still leaves a lot of ... Volledige review lezen


The Murder APRIL 26 1998
The Third Stage PURGATORY
Deciphering The Truth VICTORY AND DEATH
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Francisco Goldman has published four novels and two books of non-fiction. The Long Night of White Chickens was awarded the American Academy's Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. His novels have been finalists for several prizes, including, twice, The Pen/Faulkner Prize. The Ordinary Seaman was a finalist for The International IMPAC Dublin literary award. The Divine Husband was a finalist for The Believer Book Award. The Art of Political Murder won The Index on Censorship T.R. Fyvel Book Award and The WOLA/Duke Human Rights Book Award. The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle, published in 2013, was named by the LA Times one of ten best books of the year and received The Blue Metropolis "Premio Azul" 2017. His most recent novel, Say Her Name, won the 2011 Prix Femina Etranger. His books have been published in sixteen languages. Francisco Goldman has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Cullman Center Fellow at the NY Public Library, and a Berlin Fellow at the American Academy. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also received a 2017 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Prize, and has just been named a recipient of PENMexico’s 2017 Award for Journalistic and Literary Excellence. He has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, The Believer, and many other publications. He directs the Aura Estrada Prize ( Every year Goldman teaches one semester at Trinity College in Hartford, CT., and then hightails it back to Mexico City.

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