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“An enthralling, deeply disturbing account of the assassination in Washington in 1976 of Orlando Letelier, Chilean diplomat and member of the Allende government. The responsibility of DINA, the Pinochet government’s secret police, is amply described, as is the nature of right-wing terrorism in Latin America.” —Foreign Affairs
“Describes Townley’s transformation from a diffident American into an international terrorist as well as the remarkably well-coordinated international network of free-lance right-wing mercenaries and the superb detective work by American investigators that finally led to Townley’s arrest.” —Newsweek
“By far the best account of what happened not only to Ambassador Letelier but also to democracy and freedom in Chile under Pinochet. This book raises inevitable and still unanswered questions about possible advance knowledge by the United States government of the Letelier assassination plans.” —Seymour M. Hersh
About the Author
Saul Landau (1936–2013) was an internationally known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker who worked for forty years on social, political, and human rights issues. Landau authored fourteen books and produced more than forty films. He received several honors, including an Emmy Award for Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang, an Edgar Award for Assassination on Embassy Row, a George Polk Award for his investigative reporting, a Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award, and a Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award. In 2008 the Chilean government presented Landau with the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins for his human rights work, and in 2013 the Cuban government gave him the Medal of Friendship.
- Publication date : September 16, 2014
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Open Road Media (September 16, 2014)
- Print length : 411 pages
- File size : 4518 KB
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00N2CLTQW
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
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With that, they are not mere messengers, nor are readers mere observers. We are taken, transported to international political arenas and into the lives of the players--from a hotel room where a novice assassin builds a bomb with kitchen utensils and household tools, to the squalor and atrocities of a Chilean prison camp and to offices and homes of highest-level officials and diplomats. There we are privy to clandestine meetings, private dinners and invitation-only parties. Ultimately, to an unconscionable act of terror on Washington, D.C.'s Embassy Row. In all, this is a vivid reflection--often grotesque--in the mirror of humankind.
Bypass Mark Crispin Miller's excessive (thereby ineffective) opening rant. Read Ariel Dorfman's poignant introductory vignette. Go deep into the book's shocking realities and far-ranging implications. For Dinges, intense investigation did not end here. He's later known for Our Man in Panama and The Condor Years. Read all.
The car bomb that killed him and Ronnie Moffitt in the middle of Washington DC was the handiwork of American Michael Townley (who had CIA contacts) and his Cuban exile associates.
Initially, the US government and media tried to steer the focus away from the Chilean government and blame it on extreme leftists who wanted to make a martyr out of Letelier. The CIA in particular favored this theory. The FBI for a change did a real investigation and the truth came out. The question remains how much foreknowledge the CIA (and its Director, George H.W. Bush) had of the assassination plan. The authors' FOIA requests for documents on the assassination from the CIA, FBI, Justice Dept and State Dept had met with not one released document.
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