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Winter of Fire: The Abduction of General Dozier and the Downfall of the Red Brigades

Winter of Fire: The Abduction of General Dozier and the Downfall of the Red Brigades

by Richard O. Collin, Gordon L. Freedman

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
On December 17, 1981, U.S. Army general James Dozier, a NATO staff officer stationed in Italy, was kidnapped by the Red Brigade and taken to a ``people's prison'' in Genoa. It was the first major terrorist crisis for the Reagan administration. This suspenseful, action-packed account of Dozier's 42-day ordeal also describes why the executive committee of the Red Brigade targeted him. From interviews with brigatisti involved in the abduction, Italian law enforcement officials, U.S. military intelligence officers and Dozier, Collin, professor of government at the University of South Carolina, and film producer Freedman recreate the self-defeating actions of the brigatisti and the aggressive Italian police work. But overshadowing all else in the book is Dozier's brave defiance as a captive threatened with assassination. He was rescued unharmed on January 28, 1982. Photos. (Aug.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
In December 1981, U.S. General James Dozier was kidnapped from his Verona apartment by members of the Italian terrorist group, the Red Brigades. After an intensive search, Dozier was rescued unharmed a month later. These dramatic events are played out again in this book, essentially through the eyes of the three key groups: Dozier himself, the Red Brigades members, and the Italian antiterrorist squad. This is a gripping account, and readers will get a good look at the grim world of political terrorists and their police adversaries. With its reconstructed conversations, fast pace, and episodic nature, this book could easily be turned into a movie. Recommended for public library collections.-- Ian Wallace, Agriculture Canada Lib., St.-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec

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