Disturbing the Peace: The Story of Roy Bourgeois and the Movement to Close the School of the Americas

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Orbis Books, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 244 pages
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Disturbing the Peace tells the amazing story of Maryknoll Father Roy Bourgeois, who achieved national attention for leading the campaign to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas. From his Cajun roots in Louisiana and his stint as a Navy officer in Vietnam, we follow the route that led Bourgeois to Maryknoll and to the work in Latin America that awakened his conscience. Appalled by the U.S. role in supporting oppression, he followed the trail of atrocities back to the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia, attended by many of the hemisphere's most notorious violators of human rights.Since 1983 Father Bourgeois has campaigned against the School, serving years in federal prisons as a result of his civil disobedience. His witness has turned the spotlight on a record of shame and helped arouse the conscience of the nation.

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User Review  - johnjmeyer - LibraryThing

A very well written biography of Father Roy Bourgeois and his spiritual journey from Cajun football hero in Louisiana bayou country to founder and leader of the School of the Americas Watch, an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maureen - Goodreads

This is a very exciting, fast-moving account of the life of Roy Bourgeois, a Vietnam veteran whose life was changed by a chance meeting a Catholic priest in Vietnam. Bourgeois has devoted himself to ... Read full review

Contents

The Voice of the Voiceless
1
The Desert
5
Dying Embers
11
Copyright

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James Hodge is an editor atthe Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

This project drew on the talent and hard work of many in the community. Linda Cooper, town supervisor, amateur historian, and former journalist, and Alice Roker, town clerk and former NBC producer, worked with volunteers to gather thoughts and photographs for Yorktown. It is their hope that the book will generate a new sense of Yorktown's heritage and place in history.

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