Agony In The Garden: A Stranger In Central America

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Agony In The Garden: A Stranger In Central America

By Edward R. F. Sheehan
Houghton Mifflin, 1989
362 pp. $18.95
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This is a travelogue in the best sense of the word. As did many, journalist Edward Sheehan went to Sandinista Nicaragua in 1985 "with considerable, if qualified, sympathy" for the revolutionary movement. But as he talked with people all over the country, he came to believe that it had failed its people in numerous ways. The author's Catholic views are apparent, and he seeks out the clergy of the Central American countries. Although the book is mostly about Nicaragua, there are chapters revealing Honduras's poverty, El Salvador's embattlement and Guatemala's legacy of brutal counterinsurgency.

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