Meet the Author
James Pendleton was an army officer and pilot during the Korean War. After the war, he became editor of the Lumberton (N.C.) Post and later traveled extensively in Central America. His primary purpose was to investigate the causes of the revolutions erupting there, especially those with a heavy United States involvement, such as in El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Last Night in Managua was inspired by his investigations. Pendleton is an emeritus member of the creative writing faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University. He has had numerous plays performed throughout the country and is the author of two previous novels, Nightman and Drinkwater’s Folly.