A Western Novice in El Salvador by Roberta MarkbreitA Western Novice in El Salvador by Roberta Markbreit

A Western Novice in El Salvador

byRoberta Markbreit

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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The country of El Salvador endured its civil war from 1979 to 1992, when a peace treaty was established, originating with the influence of the United Nations. The events of its war were unique, in that several disparate factions united into two passionate fronts; i.e., the militia (junta), with the support of ammunition, training, and financial assistance from the United States; and the guerrillas, composed of various levels of its society, including children and women; from peasants to teachers and professors and students, along with automobile mechanics and janitorial engineers. The events were complicated further by the establishment of a select group of peasants who were forced to protect the government soldiers from their own people.Michael Schroeder is a young journalist starting out his career in the 1980s in the suburbs of Chicago. He happens to stumble upon an article about the civil war in El Salvador, sparking a yearning to translate his empathy for the innocence of the common people into his own words. His journey is a risk that he eagerly embraces, confronting the tragedies of war up close, and finding justification for his privileged life in America.
Title:A Western Novice in El SalvadorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.13 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Firstbooks.comLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1629012637

ISBN - 13:9781629012636