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The Resource Blood on the border : a memoir of the contra war, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Blood on the border : a memoir of the contra war, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Label
Blood on the border : a memoir of the contra war
Title
Blood on the border
Title remainder
a memoir of the contra war
Statement of responsibility
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz presents the third volume in her critically-acclaimed memoir. In this long-awaited book, she vividly recounts on-the-ground memories of the contra war in Nicaragua, chronicling the US-sponsored terror inflicted on the people of Nicaragua following their 1979 election of the Socialist Sandinistas that ousted Reagan darling and vicious dictator Somoza. The war's opening salvo was the bombing of a Nicaraguan plane in Mexico City by US-backed contras, the plane Dunbar-Ortiz would have been on were it not for a delay. This disarming closeness to the fraught history of the US/Nicaraguan relationship shapes Dunbar-Ortiz's narrative, bringing uncomfortably present the decade-long dirty war that the Reagan administration pursued in Nicaragua against civilian and soldier alike. As with her first two memoirs, in Blood on the Border, Dunbar-Ortiz seamlessly connects the dots not only between the personal and the political, but between recent history and our present moment. Unlike the many commentators who view the September 11, 2001 attacks as the start of the so-called War on Terror, Dunbar-Ortiz offers firsthand testimony on battles waged much earlier. While her rich political analysis of this history bears the mark of a trained historian, she also writes from her perspective as an intrepid activist who spent months at a time throughout the 1980s in the war-torn country, especially in the remote Mosquitia region where the indigenous Miskitu people were viciously assailed and nearly wiped out by CIA-trained contra mercenaries. She makes painfully clear the connections between what many US Americans only remember vaguely as the Iran-Contra "affair" and current US aggression in the Americas, the Middle East, and around the world. Clearly this will be a book valuable not only for students of Latin American history, but also for anyone who is interested in better understanding the violent turmoil of our world today."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne
Dewey number
972.85053
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1528
LC item number
.O77 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Counterrevolutionaries
  • Military assistance, American
  • Guerrilla warfare
  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
  • United States
  • Nicaragua
Label
Blood on the border : a memoir of the contra war, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The road to Nicaragua runs through the Black Hills -- Starting over and finding the Sandinista revolution -- Desaparecidos -- A revolution is not a dinner party -- House arrest -- Culture shock -- Red Christmas -- A cruel spring -- Getting to know Rigoberta -- Drinking for courage -- International law, and international lawlessness -- Guide -- City of refuge -- Missionaries and mercenaries -- Refugees -- Quemada -- The final chapter: rednecks and Indian country, again
Control code
61478176
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 304 pages
Isbn
9780896087415
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780896087415
Label
Blood on the border : a memoir of the contra war, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The road to Nicaragua runs through the Black Hills -- Starting over and finding the Sandinista revolution -- Desaparecidos -- A revolution is not a dinner party -- House arrest -- Culture shock -- Red Christmas -- A cruel spring -- Getting to know Rigoberta -- Drinking for courage -- International law, and international lawlessness -- Guide -- City of refuge -- Missionaries and mercenaries -- Refugees -- Quemada -- The final chapter: rednecks and Indian country, again
Control code
61478176
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 304 pages
Isbn
9780896087415
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780896087415

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