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Augusto Pinochet's Chile

Augusto Pinochet's Chile

by Diana Childress
     
 

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VOYA - Heather Christensen
Each book in this series presents background on both the dictator and the country he ruled. Basic biographical information about the dictator is included as well as the methods he used-military prowess, political connections, or fear-to gain control. Each author discusses the country's origins, geographical features, and its historical relations with neighboring nations. In describing life for ordinary citizens under the dictator's rule, the authors examine quality of life issues, such as the availability and costs of basic necessities, propaganda, and the use of police or military power to create an atmosphere of fear. In addition to the usual glossary, index, and bibliographic addenda, a helpful "Who's Who" section containing biographical information on important figures can be found at the end of each book. Readers may be surprised to discover the role of foreign countries such as the United States in the circumstances that led to a particular leader's emergence, which is true in Augusto Pinochet's Chile. Childress frequently refers to the political machinations of the United States in its concern over possible communist rule in South American countries like Chile. Arnold instead focuses on the many brutal acts committed or ordered by Saddam Hussein. Students will be able to use these well-researched and well-organized titles for school-related studies. Although it seems unlikely that the book Augusto Pinochet's Chile will attract any but the most devoted biography fans for recreational reading, Saddam Hussein's Iraq might draw readers searching for more information on events leading to the current war in Iraq. The other countries covered in this series are Cambodia,China, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, and Zimbabwe. Reviewer: Heather Christensen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822586678
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
Dictatorships Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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