Over the past three years, I've learned of a number of authors who read this blog. (I can't affirm that they read the blog regularly, just that they have either sent me an e-mail or mentioned the blog in something they wrote). Here is a list of books by those writers:
|Freedom of Expression in El Salvador: The Struggle for Human Rights and Democracy by Lawrence Michael Ladutke. This book explores the fragile state of freedom of expression in El Salvador following the 1992 Peace Accords.|
|Enrique Alvarez: Life of a Salvadoran Revolutionary And Gentlemen by John Lamperti. Fascinating biography of Enrique Alvarez Córdova, son of one of El Salvador’s ruling families, who became convinced of the need of reform in El Salvador and ultimately became a leader of the Democratic Revolutionary Front (FDR). Alvarez was assassinated in 1980 at the beginning of the civil war.|
|The Call to Discernment in Troubled Times: New Perspectives on the Transformative Wisdom of Ignatius Loyola by Dean Brackley, S.J. Father Brackley is a Jesuit priest at the University of Central America in San Salvador.|
|Blood Soaked Dresses by Gloria Mindock. In this just published book of poetry, Gloria Mindock brings to the present the tragic suffering of the victims of atrocities in the period of El Salvador's civil war.|
|Ciudad del Deseo by Jorge Ávalos. This collection of stories was the winner of the 2003-04 "Rogelio Sinán" Prize for Central American Literature.|
|Blood of Paradise by David Corbett. This thriller has as its backdrop the dark underbelly of modern day El Salvador.|
Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism by Greg Grandin. This work explores US involvement in Latin America and asserts that US intervention in Latin America in the 1980's forged the underpinning of an imperial US impolicy towards Iraq and elsewhere.
|Lonely Planet Guide to Nicaragua and El Salvador by Paige Penland, Gary Chandler, Liza Prado. A good, up-to-date guide to El Salvador and Nicaragua which lists this blog as a resource for people wanting to learn more about El Salvador.|
If there are any other book authors out there reading the blog, let me know and I'll add you to the list.