The Massacre at El Mozote

The Massacre at El Mozote A Parable of the Cold War

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Publisher's Synopsis

A masterpiece of scrupulous investigative journalism that is also a testament to the forgotten victims of a neglected theater of the Cold War.

"Once in a rare while a writer reexamines a debated episode of recent history with such thoroughness and integrity that the truth can no longer be in doubt. Mark Danner [has done] just that." -The New York Times

In December 1981 soldiers of the Salvadoran Army's select, American-trained Atlacatl Battalion entered the village of El Mozote, where they murdered hundreds of men, women, and children, often by decapitation. Although reports of the massacre-and photographs of its victims-appeared in the United States, the Reagan administration quickly dismissed them as propaganda. In the end, El Mozote was forgotten. The war in El Salvador continued, with American funding.

When Mark Danner's reconstruction of these events first appeared in The New Yorker, it sent shock waves through the news media and the American foreign-policy establishment. Now Danner has expanded his report into a brilliant book, adding new material as well as sources.

Book information

ISBN: 9780679755258
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st Edition
DEWEY: 972.8433
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 268g
Height: 132mm
Width: 202mm
Spine width: 19mm