"...a memoirist of great skills and even greater heart. Shes a force of nature on the page and off." -- Dave Eggers, author of
"...foreign policy today is being shaped by veterans of the savage Washington-backed Contra war...the secret history of that intervention." -- Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz and Ecology of Fear
"Dunbar Ortiz story is an exciting and sobering read which holds valuable lessons for todays ongoing struggles for justice." -- Margaret Randall, Author of When I Look Into the Mirror and See You: Women, Terror & Resistance
"This is an impressive, astounding and truthful historical document." -- Gioconda Belli, author of The Country Under My Skin
"exploration of the gray zones between the indigenous Miskitos in Nicaragua and Sandinistas. An important book, and a gripping one." -- Rebecca Solnit, author of Hope in the Dark and Rivers of Shadows
From the Back Cover
Unlike the many commentators who view the September 11, 2001 attacks as the start of the "War on Terror," in Blood on the Border legendary human rights activist and historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers firsthand testimony on battles waged much earlier. The long-awaited third volume in her critically-acclaimed memoir is a disarming account of the decade-long dirty war pursued by US-backed Contras against the people of Nicaragua
While her rich political analysis bears the mark of a trained historian, she also writes from her perspective as a committed activist who spent months at a time throughout the 1980s in Nicaragua, especially in the remote Mosquitia region where the indigenous Miskitu people were viciously assailed and nearly wiped out by CIA-trained Contra mercenaries.