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Bitter Fruit - The story of the American coup in Guatemala, Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer

The tragic account of US involvement (particularly of the CIA and the United Fruit Company) in the downfall of Guatemala's democratically elected government in the '50s. Clear, concise and often hard-hitting, it provides a sobering model for a number of brutal civil wars and dictatorships that raged... Read more»

Posted in: History

Guatemala Handbook

Published by Footprint Travel Guides this is an extensive guidebook full of useful information, hotel and restaurant suggestions, details on getting around and maps. There is also a section on which areas to visit if you have 1, 2, 3 weeks or more. Probably the best guide book for mid-high end trave... Read more»

Posted in: Guide books

Central America Handbook

An extensive guide with detailed maps and useful information for the whole of Central America - it covers Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama as well as the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Published by Footprint Travel guides. Probably the best guide book for mid-hig... Read more»

Posted in: Guide books

The Lords of Tikal - Peter D Harrison

A fully detailed summary of this mysterious city and its rulers. Read more»

Posted in: History

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