Assassination of A Saint

Assassination of A Saint

The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice

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Baker & Taylor
A gripping story follows an international team of lawyers, private investigators and human-rights experts as they search for the people responsible for assassinating El Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Romero and bring justice to the slain hero. Original.

University of California Press
"A tale told well that provides valuable insights into the motives and modus operandi of the death squads in El Salvador, and of the financiers who commissioned and facilitated such crimes. It also highlights the difficulties that face those who pursue such cases many years after the crimes have taken place."—New York Review of Books
 
On March 24, 1980, the assassination of El Salvador’s Archbishop Óscar Romero rocked that nation and the world. Despite the efforts of many in El Salvador and beyond, those responsible for Romero’s murder remained unpunished for their heinous crime. Assassination of a Saint is the thrilling story of an international team of lawyers, private investigators, and human-rights experts that fought to bring justice for the slain hero. Matt Eisenbrandt, a lawyer who was part of the investigative team, recounts in this gripping narrative how he and his colleagues interviewed eyewitnesses and former members of death squads while searching for evidence on those who financed them. As investigators worked toward the only court verdict ever reached for the murder of the martyred archbishop, they uncovered information with profound implications for El Salvador and the United States.



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"On March 24, 1980, the assassination of El Salvador's Archbishop âOscar Romero rocked that nation and the world. Despite the efforts of many in El Salvador and beyond, those responsible for Romero's murder were never punished for their heinous crime. Assassination of a Saint is the thrilling story of an international team of lawyers, private investigators, and human-rights experts that fought to bring justice for the slain hero. Matt Eisenbrandt, a young lawyer who was part of the investigative team, recounts in this gripping narrative how he and his colleagues interviewed eyewitnesses and former members of death squads while searching for evidence on those who financed them. As they worked towards the only court verdict ever reached for the martyred archbishop's murder, they uncovered information with profound implications for El Salvador and the United States to this day."--Provided by publisher.
Describes the investigation by lawyers, detectives, and human-rights activists into the assassination of El Salvador's Archbishop âOscar Romer in 1980 and what the murder revealed about the United States' relationship with the government of El Salvador.

Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : University of California Press, c2017
ISBN: 9780520286801
Branch Call Number: 364.1524 EIS
Characteristics: xxvii, 226 p. :,ill., maps, ports. ;,23 cm.

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