Salvador witness: the life and calling of Jean Donovan

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Simon and Schuster, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 317 pages
Salvador Witness recounts a remarkable journey from the affluent suburbs of Connecticut to the jungles and refugee camps of El Salvador. It is a tale for our time, a narrative of emotional and spiritual growth that led Jean Donovan at age twenty-five to decide to dedicate her life to the poor. Her murder at the hands of government troops in El Salvador shocked the world. This book tells the story behind that event but also the story of a young American woman, her growth, her bravery, and her humanity-and the price she was willing to pay for them. Book jacket.

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Ana Carrigan worked in film and video in El Salvador and Nicaragua throughout the 1980s. She is the author of two definitive books on El Salvador and Colombia: "Salvador Witness, The Life and Calling of Jean Donovan" and "The Palace of Justice: A Colombian Tragedy". She is a freelance reporter and an editorial contributor to "The Nation" and "In These Times". She reports from Colombia for "The Irish Times" and "The Sunday Boston Globe". Carrigan lives in New York City and is currently writing a memoir for Seven Stories Press.

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