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Papa Doc & the Tontons Macoutes

by Diederich, Al Burt
     
 

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
Unpatronizing and level-headed.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A truly revealing book.
Washington Post
Shakedowns of foreign businessmen and their governments are commonplace—torture, sometimes directed by the dictator himself . . . is the cement holding the police state together. The frustrating counterpoint is how Duvalier has undone U.S. policy and humiliated Washington.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558762909
Publisher:
Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
614,521
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.88(h) x 1.23(d)

What People are saying about this

Graham Greene
No one . . . is better qualified than Bernard Diederich to tell the horrifying story of Haiti under the rule of Dr. François Duvalier . . . What a story it is: tragic, terrifying, bizarre, even comic at times. Papa Doc sits in his bath wearing his top hat for meditating; the head of his enemy Philogenes stands on his desk; the hearse carrying another enemy's body is stolen by the Tonton Macoutes at the church door; the writer Alexis is stoned to death . . . a full account of Duvalier's reign which will be indispensable to historians.

Meet the Author

Bernard Diederich covered Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean as a correspondent for Time Magazine. He is the author of Trujillo: The Death of the Dictator, Somoza & the Legacy of U. S. Involvement in Central America and The Ghost of Makara.

Al Burt, longtime Latin America editor at The Miami Herald, is the author of several books about Florida.

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