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Author Eisenbrandt, Matt, 1975-
Title Assassination of a Saint : the plot to murder Oscar Romero and the quest to bring his killers to justice / Matt Eisenbrandt.
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]

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Author Eisenbrandt, Matt, 1975-
Subject Romero, Oscar A. (Oscar Arnulfo), Saint, 1917-1980 -- Assassination.
Violence -- El Salvador.
El Salvador -- Politics and government -- 1979-1992.
El Salvador -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- El Salvador.
Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 226 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "Informational goulash" : prior investigations of the Romero assassination -- "In violation of the law of nations" : the Romero assassination comes to the United States -- "The enemy comes from our people" : coffee, anti-communism, and the death squads -- "The door of history" : Archbishop Romero and the Catholic Church in El Salvador -- "A bed to drop dead in" : the search for Alvaro Saravia and the death squad financiers -- "Arena's Achilles' heel" : our first trip to El Salvador -- "Baby robbers, mad bombers, and other assorted criminals" : Saravia's escape to Miami brings U.S. foreign policy full circle -- "You're making a lot of noise" : looking for evidence on the death squad financiers -- "You know better than to ask that" : the search for the getaway driver -- "A rabid anti-communist" : meeting witnesses from the Arena party -- "We don't have a clue what the hell is going on" : the continuing hunt for Saravia and insider witnesses -- "God forgive me for what I'm going to do" : an insider goes on the record -- "There must have been a thousand Romeros" : final interviews and trial preparation -- "Of a magnitude that is hardly describable" : the Romero assassination case goes to trial -- "The fleas always stick to the skinniest dog" : the verdict's impact on Saravia.
Summary "On March 24, 1980, the assassination of El Salvador's Archbishop Oscar 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.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed March 15, 2017).
ISBN 9780520961890 (electronic bk.)
0520961897 (electronic bk.)
9780520286795 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 957057152
Additional Format Print version: Eisenbrandt, Matt, 1975- Assassination of a Saint. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] 9780520286795 (DLC) 2016034797 (OCoLC)945719048

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