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The Resource Torn from the world : a guerrilla's escape from a secret prison in Mexico, John Gibler

Torn from the world : a guerrilla's escape from a secret prison in Mexico, John Gibler

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Torn from the world : a guerrilla's escape from a secret prison in Mexico
Title
Torn from the world
Title remainder
a guerrilla's escape from a secret prison in Mexico
Statement of responsibility
John Gibler
Title variation
Torn from the world
Title variation remainder
a guerrillas escape from a secret prison in Mexico
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Andrés Tzompaxtle Tecpile was torn from the world. Abducted off the street, blindfolded and beaten, he was brought to a Mexican military facility and "disappeared." Tzompaxtle, a young indigenous man and member of an insurgent guerrilla movement, was subjected to months of interrogation and torture as the military tried to extract information from him. In an effort to buy time to protect his family and comrades, and to keep himself alive, he led his captors on fruitless journeys to abandoned safe-houses and false rendezvous locations for four months. Finally, faced with imminent execution, he decided to make what he thought was a suicidal attempt at escape; when he miraculously survived, he was able to return underground. Gleaned from years of clandestine interviews, Tzompaxtle's story offers a rare glimpse into chronic injustice, underground resistance movements, and the practice of forced disappearance and torture in contemporary Mexico"--
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Summary
Describes the true story of a young indigenous Mexican man and member of an insurgent guerrilla movement who was "disappeared" and tortured and interrogated for months before making, and surviving, a suicidal escape attempt
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10680849
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Gibler, John
Dewey number
972/.73
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1286
LC item number
.G5313 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Open media series
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  • Tzompaxtle Tecpile, Andrés
  • Ejército Popular Revolucionario (Mexico)
  • Ejército Popular Revolucionario (Mexico)
  • Guerrero (Mexico : State)
  • Disappeared persons
  • Victims of state-sponsored terrorism
  • LAW
  • Disappeared persons
  • Underground movements, War
  • Victims of state-sponsored terrorism
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a guerrilla's escape from a secret prison in Mexico
Label
Torn from the world : a guerrilla's escape from a secret prison in Mexico, John Gibler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Translated, revised and expanded from the Spanish original by John Gibler."
  • "Originally published in Spanish as Tzompaxtle: La fuga de un guerrillero by Tusquets Editores (Mexico) in 2014."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-260)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The journalists -- The news reports -- They tear you from the world -- The silences -- The interview -- A piece of being -- Writing and violence -- The social worker and the lawyer -- An incredible escape -- The brothers -- Tzompaxtle and Nube -- The disappeared
Control code
on1007752758
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780872867529
Lccn
2018007078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007752758
Label
Torn from the world : a guerrilla's escape from a secret prison in Mexico, John Gibler
Publication
Note
  • "Translated, revised and expanded from the Spanish original by John Gibler."
  • "Originally published in Spanish as Tzompaxtle: La fuga de un guerrillero by Tusquets Editores (Mexico) in 2014."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-260)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The journalists -- The news reports -- They tear you from the world -- The silences -- The interview -- A piece of being -- Writing and violence -- The social worker and the lawyer -- An incredible escape -- The brothers -- Tzompaxtle and Nube -- The disappeared
Control code
on1007752758
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780872867529
Lccn
2018007078
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007752758

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