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I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
by Rigoberta Menchu, E. Burgos-Debray, Ann Wright
Paperback from Verso Books
Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala
by Stephen C. Schlesinger, Stephen Kinzer, John H. Coatsworth, John H. Coatsworth
Paperback from Harvard Univ Pr
Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala
by Victoria Sanford
Hardcover from Palgrave Macmillan
The Rough Guide to Guatemala (Guatemala (Rough Guides))
by Iain Stewart
Paperback from Rough Guides
28 February, 2002
Silence on the Mountain: Stories of Terror, Betrayal, and Forgetting in Guatemala
by Daniel Wilkinson
Book Description: Silence on the Mountain is a virtuoso work of reporting and a masterfully plotted narrative tracing the history of Guatemala's thirty-six-year internal war, a conflict that claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people, the vast majority of whom died (or were "disappeared") at the hands of the U.S.-backed military goverment.
In 1993 Daniel Wilkinson, a young human rights worker, begins to investigate the arson of a coffee plantation's manor house by a band of guerrillas. The questions surrounding this incident soon broaden into a complex mystery that compels Wilkinson to seek out an impressive cross-section of the country's citizens, from coffee workers to former guerrillas to small-town mayors to members of the ruling elite. From these sources he is able to piece together the largely unwritten history of the long civil war, following its roots back to a land reform movement derailed by a U.S.-sponsored military coup in 1954 and, further back, to the origins of Guatemala's plantation system, which put Mayan Indians to work picking coffee beans for the American and European markets.
Silence on the Mountain reveals a buried history that has never been told before, focusing on those who were most affected by Guatemala's half-century of violence, the displaced native people and peasants who slaved on the coffee plantations. These were the people who had most to gain from the aborted land reform movement of the early 1950s, who filled the growing ranks of the guerrilla movement in the 1970s and 1980s, and who suffered most when the military government retaliated with violence.
Decades of terror-inspired fear have led Guatemalans to adopt a survival strategy of silence so complete it verges on collective amnesia. Wilkinson's great triumph is that he finds a way for people to tell their stories, and it is through these stories -- dramatic, intimate, heartbreaking -- that we come to see the anatomy of a thwarted revolution that is relevant not only to Guatemala but to any country where terror has been used as a political tool. 
Hardcover from Houghton Mifflin Co
Guatemala Rainbow
by Gianni Vecchiato
Paperback from Pomegranate
Long Life, Honey in the Heart: A Story of Initiation and Eloquence from the Shores of a Mayan Lake
by Martin Prechtel
Hardcover from J. P. Tarcher

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Paradise in Ashes: A Guatemalan Journey of Courage, Terror, and Hope (California Series in Public Anthropology, 8)
by Beatriz Manz, Aryeh Neier
Hardcover from University of California Press
Lightning Warrior : Maya Art and Kingship at Quirigua
by Matthew G. Looper
Hardcover from Univ of Texas Press
Guatemala: Never Again!
by Archidiocese of Guatemala, Thomas Quigley
Paperback from Orbis Books
Maya Cultural Activism in Guatemala
by Edward F. Fischer, R. McKenna Brown
Paperback from Univ of Texas Press
In Focus Guatemala: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture
by Trish O'Kane
Paperback from Interlink Pub Group
Guatemalan Journey
by Stephen Connely Benz
Paperback from Univ of Texas Press
Of Centaurs and Doves: Guatemala's Peace Process
by Susanne Jonas, Marrack Goulding
Paperback from Westview Press
The Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation (Latin America Otherwise)
by Greg Grandin
Paperback from Duke Univ Pr (Txt)
Gift of the Devil: A History of Guatemala
by Jim Handy
Paperback from South End Press
The CIA in Guatemala : The Foreign Policy of Intervention
by Richard H. Immerman
Paperback from Univ of Texas Press
A Beauty that Hurts : Life and Death in Guatemala
by W. George Lovell
Paperback from Univ of Texas Press
Doing Business With the Dictators: A Political History of United Fruit in Guatemala 1899-1944 (Latin American Silhouettes)
by Paul J. Dosal
Hardcover from Scholarly Resources
Bridge of Courage: Life Stories of the Guatemalan Companeros and Companeras
by Jennifer Harbury, Noam Chomsky
Paperback from Common Courage Press
Time Among the Maya: Travels in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico
by Ronald Wright
Paperback from Grove Press
Secret History: The Cia's Classified Account of Its Operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954
by Nick Cullather, Piero Gleijeses
Paperback from Stanford Univ Pr
Tikal: An Illustrated History of the Ancient Maya Capital
by John Montgomery
Paperback from Hippocrene Books
Women Who Live Evil Lives : Gender, Religion, and the Politics of Power in Colonial Guatemala, 1650-1750
by Martha Few
Paperback from Univ of Texas Press
The Guatemalan Tax Reform
by Roy Bahl, Sally Wallace, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez
Paperback from Westview Press
The History of Guatemalan Coffee
by Regina Wagner, Cristobal Von Rothkirch
Hardcover from Villegas Editores
Images from the Underworld : Naj Tunich and the Tradition of Maya Cave Painting
by Andrea J. Stone
Hardcover from Univ of Texas Press
Rural Guatemala 1760-1940
by David J. McCreery
Paperback from Stanford Univ Pr
Mesoamerica's Ancient Cities: Aerial Views of Pre-Columbian Ruins in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras
by William M. Ferguson, Richard E. W. Adams
Paperback from University of New Mexico Press
Unfinished Conquest: The Guatemalan Tragedy
by Victor Perera, Daniel Chauche
Paperback from University of California Press

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