War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony


Book Presentation and Signing

Thursday, May 21 2015


@ The Bookmark

Special Guest: Rosa Meneces Albizu,
Don Pedro Albizu Campos’ granddaughter

Presentación y Firma de Libros

Jueves, Mayo 21 2015


@ The Bookmark

Invitada especial: Rosa Meneces Albizu, nieta de Don Pedro Albizu Campos.



War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony


In 1950, after over fifty years of military occupation and colonial rule, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico staged an unsuccessful armed insurrection against the United States. Violence swept through the island: assassins were sent to kill President Harry Truman, gunfights roared in eight towns, police stations and post offices were burned down. In order to suppress this uprising, the US Army deployed thousands of troops and bombarded two towns, marking the first time in history that the US government bombed its own citizens.

Nelson A. Denis tells this powerful story through the controversial life of Pedro Albizu Campos, who served as the president of the Nationalist Party. A lawyer, chemical engineer, and the first Puerto Rican to graduate from Harvard Law School, Albizu Campos was imprisoned for twenty-five years and died under mysterious circumstances. By tracing his life and death, Denis shows how the journey of Albizu Campos is part of a larger story of Puerto Rico and US colonialism.

Through oral histories, personal interviews, eyewitness accounts, congressional testimony, and recently declassified FBI files, War Against All Puerto Ricans tells the story of a forgotten revolution and its context in Puerto Rico’s history, from the US invasion in 1898 to the modern-day struggle for self-determination. Denis provides an unflinching account of the gunfights, prison riots, political intrigue, FBI and CIA covert activity, and mass hysteria that accompanied this tumultuous period in Puerto Rican history.

* No disponible en español.

4 comments on “War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony”

  1. Eduardo Suarez says:

    interesado en saber más acerca del libro. ¿Dónde esta bookmark?

    1. Ariana Davis says:

      Saludos Eduardo!

      Estamos en San Patricio Plaza en Guaynabo, PR

  2. Ivan Vega Lassalle says:

    Excellent book !!! The PR Education Department should require, under the history curriculum, to read this book

  3. Bryan Atticus says:

    Este viernes pienso pasar por la tienda a comprar el libro. Todavia lo tienen disponible? A que precio esta?

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