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 Books We Recommend 
A New Dawn in Guatemala: Toward a Worldwide Health Vision
This powerful collection of essays about Dr. Carroll Behrhorst and his work in Guatemala is out of print with no plans to republish. Click on the above link to read a few chapters. BPD has a very limited number of copies available. Contact Susan Slater at for information.

I, Rigoberta Menchu : An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Personal experiences of a woman born in the mountains of Guatemala.

Silence on the Mountain
Written by Daniel Wilkinson, this book is a balanced and well-written chronicle of State terror and glaring historical account of the struggle between large landowners and the poor in Guatemala.

Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala
Recounts in detail the CIA operation to overthrow the government of Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954.

To the Mountain and Back
A woman traces her own growth as a nurse, anthropologist and a person. During her first trip to Guatemala, she worked as a nurse at the Behrhorst Clinic.

The Heart of the Sky: Travels Among the Maya
New Yorker editor Peter Canby's account of Mayan culture that provides a portrait Mayan life style and beliefs.
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