His books include Securing the City, Summer of Deliverance, Expats, and With the contras.
What was it Ronald Reagan called the contras and the Afghan mujahedin?
Actually some of the contras whom I knew were the moral equivalent of pathological killers.
mid-14c., from Latin contra (prep. and adv.) "against," originally "in comparison with," ablative singular feminine of *com-teros, from Old Latin com "with, together" (see com-) + -tr, zero degree of the comparative suffix -ter-.
1981, "anti-Sandinista Nicaraguan," short for Spanish contrarrevolucionario "counter-revolutionary."