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Fiasco S2E3: "Contra Dance" Bibliography


Byrne, Malcolm. Iran-Contra: Reagan’s Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power. University Press of Kansas, 2014.

Gutman, Roy. Banana Diplomacy: The Making of American Policy in Nicaragua, 1981-1987. Simon & Schuster, 1988.

Kagan, Robert. A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977-1990. Free Press, 1996.

Kinzer, Steven. Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua. Harvard University Press, 2007.

Mayer, Jane and Doyle McManus. Landslide: The Unmaking of the President, 1984-1988. Houghton Mifflin, 1988.

North, Oliver L. Under Fire: An American Story. HarperCollins, 1991. 

Perla, Jr., Héctor. Sandinista Nicaragua’s Resistance to US Coercion: Revolutionary Deterrence in Asymmetric Conflict. Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Sobel, Richard, ed. Public Opinion in U.S. Foreign Policy: The Controversy Over Contra Aid. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 1993.

Walsh, Lawrence E. Iran-Contra: The Final Report. Three Rivers Press, 1994. 

Wroe, Ann. Lives, Lies and the Iran-Contra Affair. I.B. Tauris, 1992.


“Sandinistas Disclaim Marxism,” Washington Post, Oct. 16, 1978.

“Nicaragua declares state of siege after bridges bombed,” Christian Science Monitor, Mar. 17, 1982.

“Nicaragua Asks Security Council to Rebuke U.S.,” New York Times, Mar. 20, 1982.

“A Secret War for Nicaragua,” Newsweek, Nov. 1, 1982.

“Nicaragua exiles say they plan to revolt,” South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Dec. 8, 1982.

“U.S. Role in Mining Nicaraguan Harbors Reportedly Is Larger Than First Thought,” Wall Street Journal, Apr. 6, 1984.

“Confessions of a ‘Contra,'” The New Republic, Aug. 5, 1985.

“Author of Sandinista Anthem Reportedly Defects in Spain,” Associated Press, Dec. 16, 1988.

“US Will Warn Contras: No Military Attacks During Diplomatic Efforts,” Los Angeles Times, Mar. 15, 1989.

“Ellen Garwood, 89, A Prominent Donor to Nicaraguan Rebels,” New York Times, Mar. 23, 1993.

“A Modest Magician: Will Clayton and the Rebuilding of Europe,” Foreign Affairs, May/June 1997.

“Holding America to Its Own Best Standards: Abe Chayes and Nicaragua in the World Court,” Harvard International Law Journal, 2001.


“Nicaragua Sandinista” by Kortatu
By arrangement with The Orchard


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