There are certain books that challenge one to question how one would act in certain situations. Faced with a combination of corruption and the utter barbarism of state sponsored terrorism in his homeland Argentina, Walsh opted not to turn a blind eye, but to expose, educate and fight. Walsh's unassuming appearance disguised an intelligent, sublimely articulate and courageous individual, a courage that was to lead to his own untimely end. This is not only a vivid depiction of the extraordinary life of this Argentinian, raised in a displaced Irish community, but also a man of many passions. A translator of detective novels (a popular literary form in Argentina during the period), a journalist and freedom fighter, his achievments on the political front serve to inspire many to this day. However, a life is about more than politics, and as with many great individuals, his personal life failed to compare to his extraordinary feats in the revolutionary realm, the culmination of which resulted not only in his murder, but also the murder of his beloved daughter. This is a book, that both inspires and at times depresses. However, in order to understand the deep rooted effects of tyranny, and the courage of those who stood up to it, this book is a must. The translation of "an open letter to the miltary junta" in itself is enough to bring one to tears, out of utter digust at the regimes actions, and pride, that there are those who will risk personal security to openly denounce such actions.