Thursday, March 26, 2015
'War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony'
New York Daily News
The revolution in Puerto Rico during the mid-20th century has been
largely ignored — until now.
Four decades in the making, “War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution
and Terror in America’s Colony,” by author Nelson A. Denis, is a meti-
culous and riveting account of the decades-long clash between the Puerto
Rican independence movement, led by Pedro Albizu Campos, and the
commonwealth’s U.S.-appointed stewards, national police force, the FBI
and, ultimately, the U.S. Army.
The book covers 50-plus years of Puerto Rico’s history, beginning with
the U.S. takeover of the island from Spain in the late-1890s to a bloody
revolution that engulfed eight towns in October 1950, during which Natio-
nalist operatives also attempted to assassinate President Harry Truman at
the Blair House in Washington, D.C...[CONTINUE READING]