"Mark Danner is one of our best, most ambitious narrative journalists. He writes only on what he knows deeply, cares about passionately. His harrowing, rebuking account of an atrocious episode of the civil war in El Salvador touches on many of the central issues raised by American policies and journalistic practice in the Cold War and after. This is an admirable, necessary book."
– Susan Sontag
"Mark Danner’s account of what happened at El Mozote is a gripping story on three levels — that of the massacre, that of the official cover-up and that of the press. It is also a brilliant piece of writing." — Frances FitzGerald