RICHARD GROSSMAN . received his Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Chicago. He specializes in modern Central American History and US Foreign Relations. His recent publications include “The Hero Never Dies: Augusto Sandino of Nicaragua” in Samuel Brunk and Ben Fallaw, eds. Heroes and Hero Cults in Latin America (University of Texas Press. 2006) and “ The Blood of the People: The Guardia Nacional de Nicaragua’s Fifty Year War Against the People of Nicaragua, 1927-1979” in Cecilia Menjívar and Néstor Rodriguez, eds. When States Kill: Latin America, the U.S., and Technologies of Terror (University of Texas Press, 2005).