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Pinochet in Piccadilly

Pinochet in Piccadilly

Compounding history, investigation and travelogue, this outlines one of the bitterest political stories of our age. In 1973, Pinochet overthrew the Chilean democratic socialist government of Allende. In 1998, Spanish efforts to indict him for crimes against humanity revived the i... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780571215478
Barcode 9780571215478
Published 1 July 2005 by Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, Main
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Author(s) By Beckett, Andy
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ISBN-13 9780571215478
ISBN-10 0571215475
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 1 July 2005
International Publication Date 17 March 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Beckett, Andy
Category International Relations
Human Rights
Revolutions & Coups
Diplomatic Law
International Humanitarian Law
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 200g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Great Britain - Relations - Chile, Chile - Relations - Great Britain
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 327.41083
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In October 1998, General Augusto Pinochet, former dictator of Chile, was arrested in London. He had been charged with crimes against humanity by a Spanish magistrate, but over the 16 months that Pinochet was detained, equally intriguing questions went unanswered about his links with Britain. Why was Margaret Thatcher so keen to defend the General? Why was Tony Blair's usually cautious government prepared to have him arrested? And why was Britain the General's favourite foreign country? Andy Beckett offers a compound of history, investigation and travelogue that unravels this strange story.

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Author's Bio

Andy Beckett was born in 1969. He studied modern history at Oxford University and journalism at the University of California in Berkeley. He is a feature writer at the Guardian, and also writes for the London Review of Books and the New York Times magazine. He lives in London.

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