The grandson of Irish immigrants, Rodolfo Walsh was born in a small Patagonian town in 1927. He dropped out of high school in Buenos Aires and eventually began writing crime fiction before publishing his monumental work of nonfiction, Operación Masacre, in 1957. He traveled to Cuba in the midst of the revolution and launched a newspaper with Gabriel García Márquez, among others. Upon his return to Argentina in 1961 he was shunned by the journalistic community for his connections to the Cuban Revolution. In 1972, Walsh updated Operación Masacre for the fourth and final time before joining the radical Peronist group, the Montoneros, the following year... Read More
Format: Trade Paperback, 252 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press On Sale: August 27, 2013 Price: $16.95
1956. Argentina has just lost its charismatic president Juán Perón in a military coup, and terror reigns across the land. June 1956: eighteen people are reported dead in a failed Peronist uprising. December 1956: sometime journalist, crime fiction writer, studiedly unpoliticized chess aficionado Rodolfo Walsh learns by chance that one of...
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