Everybody had his own gringo the CIA & the Contras by Glenn Garvin

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Published by Brassey"s (US), Brassey"s Book Orders [distributor] in Washington, Riverside, N.J .

Written in English

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  • Nicaragua,
  • Nicaragua.


  • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.,
  • Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional.,
  • Fuerza Democrática Nicaragüense.,
  • Counterrevolutionaries -- Nicaragua -- History.,
  • Counterrevolutions -- Nicaragua -- History.,
  • Military assistance, American -- Nicaragua.,
  • Nicaragua -- Politics and government -- 1979-1990.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementGlenn Garvin ; foreword by P.J. O"Rourke.
LC ClassificationsF1528 .G37 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 288 p. :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1551713M
ISBN 100080405622
LC Control Number91031555

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