Using documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, recently opened archival collections, and interviews with the actual participants, Immerman provides us with a definitive, powerfully written, and tension-packed account of the United States' clandestine operations in Guatemala and their consequences in Latin America today.
... a valuable study of what Immerman correctly portrays as a seminal event, not just in the annals of the Cold War, but in U.S.-Latin American relations.
— The Washington Monthly
... a damning indictment of American interference abroad.
— The Pittsburgh Press
This story is much more thorough than the recent popularized account of the same events by Stephen Kinzer and Stephen Schlesinger ...