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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

In the past 2 years I've visited Nicaragua, Panama, and Guatemala. I would like to learn more about the history and politics of Central America. I recently read a book that I would highly recommend - Through a Glass Darkly by Thomas Melville. It's about the American Holocaust in Guatemala through the experience of a Maryknoll priest who lived in Guatemala during that time. I just recently picked up another book at the library - Havana Nocturne by TJ English, but I haven't started it yet. Does anyone have an other recommendations?


message 2: by Jo (new)

Jo (Penname8) I'm part Centroamerican. I recommend poetry from Ruben Darío (he's nica) and Quince Danucan (tico).


message 3: by Juan (new)

Juan José | 1 comments Hola, me gustaría recomendar la novela salvadoreña publicada en España llamada EL SABOR DE LO HEROICO. Creo que vale mucho la pena. Es una novela medio histórica, medio de espionaje. Y trata sobre el asesinato de Manuel Enrique Araujo en 1913. Sale de malo Bloom, el banquero y el que dejó el hospital. También Houdini y Kafka como agentes secretos. La verdad que es una novela magnífica que no me canso de recomendar. Un saludo. Juan.


message 4: by Alex (new)

Alex Morritt (alexmorritt) | 1 comments If you are interested in Guatemala, you might enjoy this book: Glimpses of Guatemala


message 5: by Joan (new)

Joan Brumleve | 1 comments Unfinished Conquest
Long Night of the White Chickens
The Art of Political Murder


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