The Resource A history of violence : living and dying in Central America, Óscar Martínez ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Ugaz ; foreword by Jon Lee Anderson

A history of violence : living and dying in Central America, Óscar Martínez ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Ugaz ; foreword by Jon Lee Anderson

Label
A history of violence : living and dying in Central America
Title
A history of violence
Title remainder
living and dying in Central America
Statement of responsibility
Óscar Martínez ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Ugaz ; foreword by Jon Lee Anderson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Heartbreaking immersion into the lives of people enduring extreme violence in Central America El Salvador and Honduras have had the highest homicide rates in the world over the past ten years. Oscar Martinez, author of The Beast, which was named one of the best books of the year by the Economist and the Financial Times, shares a beautiful and immersive account of life in one of the most violent places on earth. Martinez travels to Nicaraguan fishing towns, southern Mexican brothels where Central American women are trafficked, isolated Guatemalan jungle villages and crime-ridden Salvadoran slums. With his precise and empathetic reporting, he reveals the underbelly of some of the most dangerous places in the world, going undercover to drink with narcos, accompanying police patrols, riding in trafficking boats and hiding out with a gang informer. The result is an unforgettable portrait of a region of fear, helping to explain why migrants have been fleeing the area by the millions"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
303.609728
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
LC call number
HN125.2.V5
LC item number
M37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofforeword
  • JYaXCArDRsA
  • JYaXCArDRsA
A history of violence : living and dying in Central America, Óscar Martínez ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Ugaz ; foreword by Jon Lee Anderson
Label
A history of violence : living and dying in Central America, Óscar Martínez ; translated by John B. Washington and Daniela Ugaz ; foreword by Jon Lee Anderson
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book is based on a series of articles Oscar Martínez wrote for the Latin American news website elfaro.net and published under the rubric 'Sala Negra.' "
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Emptiness. The State against Chepe Furia ; The lords of the border ; Guatemala is spelled with a Z ; A nobody in the land of narcos ; Narco : made in Central America -- Madness. Our bottomless well ; The most miserable of traitors ; El Niño Hollywood's death foretold ; The Massacre of Salcajá ; Men who pull out nails -- Fleeing. The tamed coyotes ; Men who sell women ; The prayers of El Salvador's Anti-gang Police Unit ; The unfortunate story of an undocumented am who was sold, extorted, and deported
  • Emptiness. The State against Chepe Furia ; The lords of the border ; Guatemala is spelled with a Z ; A nobody in the land of narcos ; Narco : made in Central America -- Madness. Our bottomless well ; The most miserable of traitors ; El Niño Hollywood's death foretold ; The Massacre of Salcajá ; Men who pull out nails -- Fleeing. The tamed coyotes ; Men who sell women ; The prayers of El Salvador's Anti-gang Police Unit ; The unfortunate story of an undocumented am who was sold, extorted, and departed
Control code
ocn936255591
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&client=nlonzsd&isbn=9781784784430&upc=&oclc=%28OCoLC%29936255591/LC.JPG
Dimensions
22 cm
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'PN_CENTRAL': 'https://ent.kotui.org.nz/client/en_AU/pn/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:3786745/ada', 'PUKEARIKI': 'https://ent.kotui.org.nz/client/en_AU/np/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:3786745/ada', 'DP_MOSG': 'https://ent.kotui.org.nz/client/en_AU/dunedin/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:3786745/ada', 'UH_CENTRAL': 'https://ent.kotui.org.nz/client/en_AU/upperhutt/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:3786745/ada', 'HA_HAST': 'https://ent.kotui.org.nz/client/en_AU/hastings/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:3786745/ada'}
Extent
xxi, 257 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781784784430
Lccn
2015044269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)936255591

Library Locations

    • Upper Hutt LibraryBorrow it
      844 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt, 5140, NZ
      -41.1259757 175.0685953

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...