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The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

Mary Helen Spooner


The acclaimed book Soldiers in a Narrow Land went inside the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Carrying Chile's story up to the present, this book now offers this account of how Chile rebuilt its democracy after 17 years of military rule—with the former dictator watching, and waiting, from the sidelines. The book discusses the major players, events, and institutions in Chile's recent political history, delving into such topics as the environmental situation, the economy, and the election of Michelle Bachelet. Throughout, it examines Pinochet's continuing influence on public life as it t ... More

Keywords: Chile, democracy, military rule, Michelle Bachelet, Pinochet, human rights, South America, dictator, power, presidency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780520256132
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520256132.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Helen Spooner, author