Item description for Guatemala: Never Again! by Thomas Quigley...
Overview This searing volume is the martyrololy of Guatemala's victims of a brutal war. It is the story of ethnic cleansing in Central America. We see here Christ crucified again. This shattering volume, done by the official institutional church in Guatemala, is indispensable to anyone who wants to understand the origins of revolution in Latin America.
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.99" Width: 7.05" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1999
Publisher Orbis Books
ISBN 157075294X ISBN13 9781570752940
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More About Thomas Quigley
Quigley is the head of the Joe Fortes Branch in the Public Library System in Vancouver, Canada.
Reviews - What do customers think about Guatemala: Never Again!?
Deeper than you ever thought... Apr 15, 2005
I highly recommend this book for a number of reasons. If you are just starting to delve into the knowledge about Guatemala's tragic civil war this is the place to start. What this is is an abridged version of the Human Rights report on the atrocities committed by the Guatemalan army. This book is made up of two things: analysis and then personal testimonies from the victims.
What it does for you is reveal that these crimes committed against the indigenous population went far beyond simply stated genocide and ethnic cleansing. There was far more to the army's tactics than massacre and physical torture.
The crimes against the Mayas were highly psychological and I think that this report reveals that and puts it clearly. This book takes what you might already know about the horror and brings you in deeper. By the time you're done you will have a more clear, more concise, more accurate picture of what was done by the army to not only affect these people but to also keep them in silence about a war that not too many people know about.
It also shows why Guatemala is still so devastated by this war, and what it's going to take to ensure that this history doesn't repeat itself. It's difficult in some places to read, but I think you need to. As you sit in your comfortable house reading it, I think it will change your perception on life. It did mine anyway.
Factually Honest and Well Researched Aug 30, 2000
This book is a summarization of a human rights report presented in Guatemala in 1998. Through eye-witness testimony, it outlines the military atrocities committed during Guatemala's Civil War and the effect the war has had on Guatemala's indigenous population.
This edition has been edited from the original lengthy report but retains important testimony in smaller quotes where relevant and offers the reader stark evidence of the massive violence as well as the psychological warfare that was perpetrated on the citizens of Guatemala.
The author of this report was killed two days after it was published. His assailant has not yet been brought to justice. This report is a must read for anyone interested in Human Rights, Native cultures, or the history of Guatemala.