The Massacre At El Mozote

A Parable Of The Cold War

Mark Danner

Published: 1 August 2005
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 320 pages
ISBN: 9781862077850


In December 1981, the inhabitants of a small Salvadoran hamlet were systematically exterminated by the Atacatl Battalion, a US-trained counter-insurgency force. The Reagan administration, determined to preserve US support for El Salvador's war against leftist guerrillas, downplayed reports of this massacre, dismissing them as propaganda, and the American-funded war in El Salvador continued. Mark Danner's subsequent reconstruction is a masterpiece of scrupulous investigative journalism and a testament to the forgotten victims of one of the worst massacres in Latin American history.

About the author

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Mark Danner, hailed as 'one of our best, most ambitious narrative journalists' by Susan Sontag, has worked as a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the New Yorker. Since 2000, while continuing to work as a journalist, Danner has been Professor of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of several books, including Torture and Truth. More about the author

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