Soldiers in a Narrow Land: The Pinochet Regime in Chile, Updated Edition
Pinochet himself was a reluctant participant in the 1973 coup, but quickly grew into the role of absolute dictator, disposing of potential military rivals as well as civilian dissidents. His notorious secret police were responsible for acts of terrorism at home and abroad, including the 1976 assassination of exiled Chilean minister Orlando Letelier and his American coworker in a car bombing in Washington, D.C. Spooner, who spent nine years in Chile working as a correspondent for such publications as Newsweek and the Economist, was on hand to witness the creation of the regime's new, authoritarian constitution and the successes and failures of its controversial experiment in free-market economics. She saw the first nationwide antigovernment protests and the subsequent regime crackdown, and she voted in the one-man presidential plebescite in 1988 that Pinochet and his backers believed he could not lose.
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Journalist Spooner presents a narrative of the Pinochet regime through profiles of the major government and opposition figures, many of whom she interviewed. Spooner, who lived in Chile during the ... Read full review
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Freelance journalist Spooner spent most of the 1980s in Chile, where she was able to interview a wide cross section of Chileans under the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Her account ... Read full review