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Trujillo : The Death of the Dictator

Trujillo : The Death of the Dictator

by Bernard Diederich


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Trujillo : The Death of the Dictator

On May 30, 1961, a hail of bullets ended the life of Generalissimo Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, known to his countrymen as “The Goat” for his many revolting excesses, after thirty-one years of brutal rule over the Dominican Republic. This book is a riveting, minute-by-minute account of the plot to kill Trujillo, who was then the Western Hemisphere’s most ruthless dictator, and the ferocious wave of revenge that ensued before his regime collapsed. The book also reveals the vacillating role of the United States — and the CIA — in first propping up the dictator, and then supplying weapons to slay him. Bernard Diederich knew most of those involved in the plot, and painstakingly recreates the events in a gripping book that reads like a novel, which also offers essential insights into the history of a troubled Caribbean nation.

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ISBN-13: 9781558762060
Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 418,525
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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Mario Vargas Llosa

"It is an excellent book, that any reader who wants to be informed about Trujillo should read. I have used information the book provides because it's an excellent reportage about the killing of Trujillo."Investigating reporting which reads like a riveting police mystery. A fascinating book."--(Mario Vargas Llosa, author of "Feast of the Goat" talking about his and Diederich's book "Trujillo" in the Miami Herald)

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