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Author: Paco Ignacio Taibo, II
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : A Seven Stories Press 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In Mexico City on the night of October 2, 1968, at least two hundred students - among thousands protesting election fraud and campaigning for university reform - were shot dead in a bloody showdown with government troops in Tlatelolco Square. Hundreds more were arrested, and imprisoned for years. Yet these events are nowhere to be found in official histories: that very night the bodies were collected and trucked  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paco Ignacio Taibo, II
ISBN: 1583226087 9781583226087
OCLC Number: 55516458
Notes: "A first version of the present work, significantly shorter, entitled Fantasmas nuestros de cada día (Our everyday ghosts), appeared under the imprint of the now defunct publishing house Marco Polo ..."--T.p. verso.
Description: 141 p. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: 68.
1968
Sixty-eight
Responsibility: Paco Ignacio Taibo II ; translated from the Spanish by Donald Nicholson-Smith.
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"In Mexico City on the night of October 2, 1968, at least two hundred students - among thousands protesting election fraud and campaigning for university reform - were shot dead in a bloody showdown with government troops in Tlatelolco Square. Hundreds more were arrested, and imprisoned for years. Yet these events are nowhere to be found in official histories: that very night the bodies were collected and trucked away and the cobblestones washed clean, and government denial of all involvement began. To this day no one has been held accountable for the official acts of savagery. One member of the crowd that night, Paco Taibo, would become an international literary figure; '68 is his account of the events of October 2, and of the student movement that preceded them, available for the first time in English, with a new epilogue by the author. In provocative, anecdotal prose, Taibo here claims for history 'one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands.'"--Book jacket.

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