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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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - 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
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - 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 Investigation THE UNTOUCHABLES AND THE DOGANDPRIEST SHOW
The Trial WITNESSES
The Third Stage PURGATORY
Deciphering The Truth VICTORY AND DEATH
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