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So far from God : a journey to Central America

Author: Patrick Marnham
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"So Far from God" is the story of a recent journey that began in Spain and took Patrick Marnham from California through the ruined countries to the south where the word 'America’ was first used. Marnham set out to visit those small countries that lie between them and Mexico -- Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua -- where all the trouble occurs. With humor, compassion, and a mercilessly clear eye he  Read more...
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Marnham, Patrick.
So far from God.
New York, N.Y. : Viking, 1985
(OCoLC)657152245
Named Person: Patrick Marnham; Patrick Marnham
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Marnham
ISBN: 0670804495 9780670804498
OCLC Number: 12133527
Notes: "Elisabeth Sifton books."
Description: 253 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Gringolandia --
The greatest county in God's universe --
The Mexican hairless --
Wired for sound --
Holy week --
Controlling the universe --
Indian country --
Going to seed --
Into the Barranca --
The Indian Highlands --
New Spain --
The third border --
Inside the zoo --
Detour through a backwater --
The act of love.
Responsibility: Patrick Marnham.

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"So Far from God" is the story of a recent journey that began in Spain and took Patrick Marnham from California through the ruined countries to the south where the word 'America’ was first used. Marnham set out to visit those small countries that lie between them and Mexico -- Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua -- where all the trouble occurs. With humor, compassion, and a mercilessly clear eye he portrays the people and predicaments he encountered on a fascinating and frequently dangerous journey. Marnham’s adventures are judiciously and eloquently seasoned with up-to-the-minute politics and historical background. "So Far from God" is a shrewd and provocative view of the political culture of Central Americans -- and of their fearful yearning attitude toward their northern neighbor. -- From publisher's description.

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