Story of A Death Foretold

Story of A Death Foretold

The Coup Against Salvador Allende, September 11, 1973

Book - 2013 | First U.S. edition --.
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On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende of Chile was deposed in a violent coup led by General Augusto Pinochet. The coup had been in the works for months, even years. Shortly after giving a farewell speech to his people, Allende died of gunshot wounds-whether inflicted by his own hand or an assassin's remains uncertain. Pinochet ruled Chile for a quarter century, but the short rise and bloody fall of Allende is still the subject of fierce historical debate.

In a world in the throes of the Cold War, the seeming backwater of Chile became the host of a very hot conflict-with Henry Kissinger and the Western establishment aligned with Pinochet's insurgents against a socialist coalition of students, workers, Pablo Neruda, and folk singers, led by the brilliant ideologue Allende. Revolution and counterrevolution played out in graphic detail, moving the small South American nation to the center of the world stage in the dramatic autumn of 1973. Now therising young scholar Oscar Guardiola-Rivera gives us a tour de force account of a historical crossroads, tracing the destiny of democracy, and the paths of power, money, and violence that still shadow Latin America and its relations with the United States.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
Edition: First U.S. edition --.
ISBN: 9781608198962
Branch Call Number: 983.0646 GUA
Characteristics: xviii, 472 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm


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Oct 13, 2016

I found the writing style very difficult to read for solid comprehension.

Sep 25, 2015

[Seriously, before casting a vote for presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, endorsed by her friend Henry Kissinger, first read this book!]
This is easily a 30 to 40 starred review, a most brilliant book by Prof. Guardiola-Rivera of the University of London [an institution which appears to be the number one brain trust in international academia!!!].
The amount and extraordinary depth of research which went into this magnificent achievement is truly mind boggling, so it probably ranks as the ultimate book on the subject of the US-backed and instigated murder and coup of President Salvador Allende, a visionary on many levels, as you will find from reading this. [Interesting to note that Michael Townley, the assassin responsible for the murder of Letelier in Washington, D.C. {and Ronni Moffit, also in the same vehicle which was blown up}, had a father, John Vernon Townley, who was a Ford Company executive, but had strong links to the CIA. There is some question as to whether Michael was with the CIA before killing for Gen. Pinochet, or still with them! Reminds one of Harold Jameson, relative of CIA chief, Donald Jameson - - Harold being at both the JFK murder, he was stopped and questioned by police then - - and the RFK murder in L.A., again questioned by police???]

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