Government and Politics
Branch, Taylor, and Eugene Propper. Labyrinth. New York: Penguin, 1982. Narrative of the assassination of Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier, in Washington, D.C., by agents of the Pinochet dictatorship.
Caviedes, César. Elections in Chile: The Road to Redemocratization. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1991. Analysis of the elections that brought the Concertación to power.
Caviedes, César. The Southern Cone: Realities of the Authoritarian State. Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Allanheld, 1984. Comparative study of the military dictatorships of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil.
Constable, Pamela, and Arturo Valenzuela. A Nation of Enemies: Chile under Pinochet. New York and London: W. W. Norton, 1991. A journalistic and academic account of the Pinochet coup, its aftermath, and the transition to democracy.
Dinges, John, and Saul Landau. Assassination on Embassy Row. New York: Pantheon, 1980. Journalistic account of the assassination of Orlando Letelier.
Hauser, Thomas. The Execution of Charles Horman: An American Sacrifice. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988. Hauser recounts the fate of a young U.S. journalist during the Pinochet coup in a book that implicated U.S. authorities and served as the basis of Costa-Gavras’s film Missing.
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