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Bridge of Courage: Life Stories of the Guatemalan Companeros & Companeras

ISBN: 9781567510164
Publisher: Common Courage
Edition: First Edition
Publication Date: 1994
Number of pages: 264
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From the Woman Who Blew the Lid Off the CIA--The Book Jennifer Harbury Wrote When She Met Her Husband.

After carrying out multiple hunger strikes, in 1995 Jennifer Harbury forced the CIA to reveal that one of its paid agents had murdered her husband, Efrain Bamaca Velasquez, whose nom de guerre, Comandante Everardo, has become a symbol of freedom in Guatemala. In Senate Intelligence Committee hearings the CIA admitted to covering up its role in his death, and misleading Congress by "sweeping it under the rug."

Why would the CIA want these people dead? And what about these people so touched her heart that she would risk her life to help them? Through the guerrillas's' stories of unparalleled heroism, bravery and commitment, BRIDGE OF COURAGE throws an extraordinary light on the human spirit.

BRIDGE OF COURAGE reveals:

Comandante Everardo's story in his own words;

The story of Anita, a doctor charged with the responsibility of treating wounded guerrillas unmatched by a physician's worst nightmare;

How, amidst the daily battle for survival in the mountains, there is still the dealing that humor can bring to deadly situations;

The unspeakable horror of the Guatemalan military's efforts to wipe out entire villages;

The words of Tomas, whose tale of battle among the Mayan ruins of his ancestors conveys indigenous wisdom that leads to victory despite being hopelessly out-gunned by a U.S.-backed army.


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