Operation Massacre

Operation Massacre

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" "Finally, this classic of Latin American literature is available in English! Walsh not only exposes a terrible crime with precise and haunting prose, but establishes, many years before Capote and Mailer, a whole new genre of personal investigative journalism that transcends its immediate circumstances." --Ariel Dorfman Buenos Aires, 1956. Argentina has just lost its charasmatic president Juan Peron in a military coup, and terror reigns across the land. June 1956- eighteen people are reported dead in a "secret" execution, a failed uprising. December 1956- high school dropout, sometime journalist, detective story writer, studiedly unpoliticized chess aficionado Rodolfo Walsh learns by chance that one of the executed civilians is alive. He hears that there may be more than one survivor. Walsh hears an unbelievable story and believes it on the spot. And right there, the monumental classic Operation Massacre is born. Walsh made it his mission to find not only the survivors but widows, orphans, conspirators, political refugees, fugitives, alleged informers, and anonymous her
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, [2013]
Edition: Seven stories press first edition
ISBN: 9781609805135
Branch Call Number: F2849 .W313 2013
Characteristics: xxxiv, 235 pages : map ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Gitlin, Daniella


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Aug 10, 2013

From Dorothy Kilgallen and Larry Stern to the modern day Gary Webb and, most likely, Michael Hastings, the deaths of journalists by "suicide" or "accident" or "disappearance" occurs when brave reporters take on The State. This is the story by another of those, the courageous Rodolfo Walsh.


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