Massacre in Mexico by Elena Poniatowska

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Now available in paper is Elena Poniatowska's gripping account of the massacre of student protesters by police at the 1968 Olympic Games, which Publishers Weekly claimed "makes the campus killings at Kent State and Jackson State in 1970 pale by comparison."

 

About Elena Poniatowska

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Elena Poniatowska is the author of more than forty works, including the classic Massacre in Mexico and the novels Dear Diego and Tinisima (FSG, 1996). She lives in Mexico City.
 
Published January 1, 1975 by Viking Press. 333 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Young Adult. Non-fiction

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The shooting of Mexican students on October 2, 1968 has faded in the meories of most Americans and here, in a brief foreword, Octavio Paz mourns that in Mexico too its only legacy has been the snuffing out of an embryonic popular protest movement and a few token reforms that have buffed up the im...

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Poniatowska reports on the massacre of 325 unarmed Mexican students who were peacefully protesting police repression one week prior to the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. PW called this ``heartbreaking.

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Poniatowska reports on the massacre of 325 unarmed Mexican students who were peacefully protesting police repression one week prior to the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

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BC Books

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A gripping and heartbreaking account of the 1968 massacre of peaceful protesting students in Mexico City.

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Elena Poniatowska’s chronicle of the 1968 massacre at Tlatelolco is an astounding book.

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