Silence on the Mountain: Stories of Terror, Betrayal, and Forgetting in Guatemala

Civil War, Threats

Silence on the Mountain: Stories of Terror, Betrayal, and Forgetting in Guatemala

Silence on the Mountain is a virtuoso work of reporting and a masterfully plotted narrative tracing the history of Guatemala’s thirty-six-year internal war, a conflict that claimed the lives of some 200,000 people, the vast majority of whom died (or were “disappeared”) at the hands of the U.S.-backed military government.

Written by Daniel Wilkinson, a young human rights worker, the story begins in 1993, when the author decides to investigate the arson of a coffee plantation’s manor house by a band of guerrillas.

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