Author: Dinges (John) & Landau (Saul)
Year: 1981
Publisher: Writers & Readers
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st UK edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg+
ISBN: 0906495431
Price: 10.00
Hardback. On September 21, 1976, a car-bomb exploded on Washington's Embassy Row, killing Orlando Letelier, a former minister in Salvador Allende's socialist government and Chilean ambassador to the United States; and a co-worker, Ronni Moffit. The murders marked an unprecedented act of terror by a foreign government on American soil. Two separate investigations were launched; one led by the FBI, the other by Letelier's colleagues at the Institute for Policy Sudies. Both - despite directives from the FBI and CIA that the murders had been committed by someone in Letelier's own left circles - led through a tangled web of coincidences, contradictions and government cover-ups to DINA, the Chilean secret police, dedicated to eliminating the opposition to Pinochet's ruling military junta. In a bitter piece of political reporting, the authors dramatically reconstruct the events that led up to the murders of Letelier and Moffit, the investigations and trial which followed. They offer a chilling insight into the workings of American foreign policy, reveal the collusion that lies beneath the surface of polite international relations; and vividly portray the power struggle in Chile between the economic clans (Milton Friedman's Chicago Boys') and DINA, the two major forces underpinning the Pinochet regime. Illus. + Index. 411pp. lge. 8vo. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V. lightly browned pp. o/w Vg+ in vg+ dw. A heavy book which may require additional postage.


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