Dead Man in Paradise Unraveling a Murder from a Time of Revolution E–book/E–pub

  • Hardcover
  • 261
  • Dead Man in Paradise Unraveling a Murder from a Time of Revolution
  • J.B. MacKinnon
  • English
  • 18 January 2020
  • 9781595581815

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Read & download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à J.B. MacKinnon Dead Man in Paradise Unraveling a Murder from a Time of Revolution Free download é eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB J.B. MacKinnon à 7 Read & download At nightfall on June 22 1965 amid the turmoil of the Dominican revolution and US military occupation a soldier emerged from the outskirts of a small town to report that he had just shot and killed two policemen and an outspoken Catholic priest It’s the opening scene in a mystery that forty years later compels writer JB MacKinnon the priest’s nephew born five years after the incident to visit the island nation for himself Beginning with scant offic. I read this about 5 years ago Loved it and am still seeking for of MacKinnon s work Pls you can even reference magazine articles Highly recommended

Summary Dead Man in Paradise Unraveling a Murder from a Time of Revolution

Dead Man in Paradise Unraveling a Murder from a Time of Revolution

Read & download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à J.B. MacKinnon Dead Man in Paradise Unraveling a Murder from a Time of Revolution Free download é eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB J.B. MacKinnon à 7 Read & download Policemen and struggling Dominicans for whom the dead priest is a martyr perhaps even a saint Along the way he uncovers a story inseparable from the brutal history of the New World from the fallout of American invasion and from the pure longing for social justice that once touched a generation Part memoir part travelogue part mystery thriller Dead Man in Paradise is “a testament to the enduring virtues of literary journalism” The Georgia Straight. This book is the winner of the 2006 Canadian award for the best non fiction It s a sad frustrating read if you care about Central and South America showing clearly the damage done through constant interference by the United States MacKinnon is the nephew of Father James Arthur MacKinnon a Catholic missionary priest murdered by government soldiers in the Dominican Republic Father James was shot during the American occupation of the Republic in 1965 because he spoke out against the terror tactics in his parish Growing up with the story but not the details which no one seemed to be able to discover MacKinnon decided find out for himself The book explains what happens as the writer travels in the Republic seeking answers Was his uncle s death an orchestrated assassination or was it as the then government insisted an accidental shooting Father James story is told in short chapters between MacKinnon s research and an excellent history of the doomed Republic In the end MacKinnon arrives at a solution which seems to fit the events as he heard them from everyone and the medical reports of the bullet holes in his uncle s body With this he is content and it satisfied this reader tooWell worth reading to understand the damage one country can do by interfering Also well worth reading as an excellent example of non fiction writing balanced and carefully researched

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Read & download ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à J.B. MacKinnon Dead Man in Paradise Unraveling a Murder from a Time of Revolution Free download é eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB J.B. MacKinnon à 7 Read & download Ial information he embarks on a chilling investigation of what many believe was a carefully plotted assassination and on a search for the uncle he never knewWinner of Canada’s highest award for literary nonfiction Dead Man in Paradise takes MacKinnon to corners of the country far from the Caribbean paradise seen by millions of tourists; he meets with former revolutionaries and shadowy generals from the era of dictatorship family members of the slain. Seldom does a work of historical investigation manage so delicate a balance between poetic nuance and forensic judgment but it is even rarer for a journalistic probe into the mysterious death of a family member four decades ago in a foreign country to manage to illuminate the nature of an entire people and country an illumination all the powerful for its inability to penetrate and yet at least to delineate certain recalcitrant shadows The only book I know to do something similar is Martin Pollack s The Dead Man in the Bunker 1998 in which he pursues the truth about his long dead father s hidden past as an SS officer which reveals almost about the roots of anti Slavic racism among Germans living in the borderlands of what became the Third Reich than it does about his own familyThe Dominican Republic is a country that has unlike my own South Africa or the directly comparable Chile or Guatemala not undergone the flawed yet purgative process of a sort of truth and reconciliation commission after emerging from decades of authoritarianism South Africa s commission was blessed by being covered by a radio journalism team lead by the poet Antjie Krog which resulted in her harrowing book Country of My Skull 1998But for want of such an official inuiry exhuming its skeletons the Dominican Republic that forgotten Caribbean land of caudillismo exuisite fruits genocide and crystal waters at least has the interlocution of Canadian journalist James MacKinnon s breathtaking true tale of his dogged search stumbling in poor Spanish for the truth behind the weird murder of his uncle Catholic priest Arthur MacKinnon at the height of the popular revolution that broke out in April of 1965 With a robust passion for the Dominican downtrodden Padre Arturo was a natural mark as a trouble making red for cold warriors like General Elias Wessin y Wessin the tank brigade commander whose forces battled the youth of the revolution in the capital Santo Domingo until the US fearing a second Cuba landed Marines in May 1965 and the clock stoppedBut what then to make of the fact that in June 1965 alongside Arturo s bullet riddled body were two gunned down corpses one a uniformed police lieutenant and one a plain clothed police corporal and while the dead cops are suspected of assassinating the priest it appears that an army soldier may have gunned the cops down in turn insuring 39 years of silence in a country that harbours its silences Who killed who who gave the orders if there were orders and why Amid the suggestions of a political plot with a blush of communism lurks a possible motive of a cuckolded lover But in a country struggling to come to terms with its past nothing is as it seems and few answers are straightforwardMacKinnon has an amazing eye for detail and a poetic sense of mood plot pace dialogue and of place I can see the fires on the slopes as farmers clear the underbrush In between them are valleys filled with flame trees all of them ferociously in bloom The canopy of flowers is the same colour as the embers that glow from the earth What he has produced is a tour de force in what I term forensic meditation the painstaking reconstruction of a scene of damage and loss sifting through the evidence to strip away the layers of accumulated obfuscation restoring its original simple brutality to the scorching light of the Caribbean sun and in doing so revealing many truths about themselves to the Dominican people