Una historia breve, extraña y brutal.Lima, julio de 1872

Lima: Alfaguara, Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 404p., photos, indices, wrps. New. Item #81128
ISBN: 9786125020444

A brief, strange and brutal story is the vivid reconstruction of those acts of collective barbarism that led to the rebellion against President José Balta, also a victim of the insanity of those days. Using a notable comparison of textual, iconographic and testimonial sources, this polyhedral chronicle problematizes the unequivocal judgment with which the official story has tried to settle the interpretation of a coup attempt that ignited the most ferocious instincts of Lima society.

Trujillo's book also examines his own writing process, revealing the challenges, difficulties, and findings that emerged over the years of his passionate research. The result is an obsessive and controversial search for the truth, always elusive, of one of the most atrocious moments in our republican history.

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