New book ‘War Against All Puerto Ricans’ tells unknown tale of U.S.-Puerto Rico conflict

It’s important to know your history. I’m very interested to read this book.

Repeating Islands

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Author Nelson Denis inked a deal with Nation Books to tell the story of the 1950 incident when two island towns were bombed by the U.S. Army, The New York Daily News reports.

Add non-fiction author to Nelson Denis’ diverse résumé.

The Harvard and Yale-trained lawyer, former New York State assemblyman, indie filmmaker and El Diario editor recently inked a deal with Nation Books to tell the little-known, true tale of the 1950 incident when the U.S. Army deployed 5,000 troops and bombed two towns in Puerto Rico – the only time in history that the U.S. bombed its own citizens, according to Denis.

The book, “War Against All Puerto Ricans,” delves into the gunfights, prison riots, political intrigue, FBI and CIA covert activity, and mass hysteria that accompanied the military action, all set against the backdrop of the Puerto Rican nationalist movement. It hits shelves next year.

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