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Small Earthquake In Chile
Part history and current affairs, part travelogue, this is the story of a journey made by Alistair Horne and American politician/journalist, Bill Buckley through Colombia, Peru, Chile and Bolivia. They set off in September 1970, just after a Marxist government had come to power in a free election in Chile. The author's account has been updated with a further 10,000 words ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 29th 1990 by Not Avail
(first published October 26th 1972)
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As someone who (lamentably) doesn't know much about 20th Century South American history, this book is a wonderfully detailed journalistic account of the "feel" of Andean countries during the early 70's. However, having done a little research into Horne (and from some references in the book), it is evident that politically he is situated to the right. But as an introduction to names, places, organizations and events, Horne delivers. He is clearly a dedicated journalist and historian, but as he ...more
Alistair Horne is a preeminent historian, journalist and Oxford fellow who has written seventeen books, many of them on the military history of France.He has won the following awards: Hawthornden Prize, 1963, for The Price of Glory; Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Prize and Wolfson Literary Award, both 1978, both for A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962; French Légion d'Honneur, 1993, for work ...moreMore about Alistair Horne...