Best Chilean History Books

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1. The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World

Author: by Vincent Bevins
Published at: PublicAffairs (May 19, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1541742406

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2020 BY NPR, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, AND GQThe hidden story of the wanton slaughter – in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world – backed by the United States.In 1965, the U.S. Government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians.

This was one of the most important turning points of the twentieth century, eliminating the largest communist party outside China and the Soviet Union and inspiring copycat terror programs in faraway countries like Brazil and Chile. But these events remain widely overlooked, precisely because the CIA’s secret interventions were so successful.

In this bold and comprehensive new history, Vincent Bevins builds on his incisive reporting for the Washington Post, using recently declassified documents, archival research and eye-witness testimony collected across twelve countries to reveal a shocking legacy that spans the globe.

For decades, it’s been believed that parts of the developing world passed peacefully into the U.S. Led capitalist system. The Jakarta Method demonstrates that the brutal extermination of unarmed leftists was a fundamental part of Washington’s final triumph in the Cold War.


2. In Patagonia (Penguin Classics)

Author: by Bruce Chatwin
Published at: Penguin Classics (March 1, 2003)
ISBN: 978-0142437193

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The masterpiece of travel writing that revolutionized the genre and made its author famous overnight An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes.

Fueled by an unmistakable lust for life and adventure and a singular gift for storytelling, Chatwin treks through the uttermost part of the earththat stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcomein search of almost-forgotten legends, the descendants of Welsh immigrants, and the log cabin built by Butch Cassidy.

An instant classic upon publication in 1977, In Patagonia is a masterpiece that has cast a long shadow upon the literary world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.


3. Forgotten Continent: A History of the New Latin America

Author: by Michael Reid
Published at: Yale University Press; New edition (November 14, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0300224658

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A newly updated edition of the best-selling primer on the social, political, and economic challenges facing Central and South America Ten years after its first publication, Michael Reid’s best-selling survey of the state of contemporary Latin America has been wholly updated to reflect the new realities of the Forgotten Continent.

The former Americas editor for the Economist, Reid suggests that much of Central and South America, though less poor, less unequal, and better educated than before, faces harder economic times now that the commodities boom of the 2000s is over.

His revised, in-depth account of the region reveals dynamic societies more concerned about corruption and climate change, the uncertainties of a Donald Trump-led United States, and a political cycle that, in many cases, is turning from left-wing populism to center-right governments.

This essential new edition provides important insights into the sweeping changes that have occurred in Latin America in recent years and indicates priorities for the future.


4. Latin America and the Global Cold War (The New Cold War History)

Author: by Thomas C. Field
Published at: University of North Carolina Press (May 18, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1469655697

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Latin America and the Global Cold War analyzes more than a dozen of Latin America’s forgotten encounters with Africa, Asia, and the Communist world, and by placing the region in meaningful dialogue with the wider Global South, this volume produces the first truly global history of contemporary Latin America.

It uncovers a multitude of overlapping and sometimes conflicting iterations of Third Worldist movements in Latin America, and offers insights for better understanding the region’s past, as well as its possible futures, challenging us to consider how the Global Cold War continues to inform Latin America’s ongoing political struggles.

Contributors: Miguel Serra Coelho, Thomas C. Field Jr., Sarah Foss, Michelle Getchell, Eric Gettig, Alan McPherson, Stella Krepp, Eline van Ommen, Eugenia Palieraki, Vanni Pettina, Tobias Rupprecht, David M.K. Sheinin, Christy Thornton, Miriam Elizabeth Villanueva, and Odd Arne Westad.


5. Bolívar: Libertador de América / Bolivar: American Liberator (Biografías y Memorias) (Spanish Edition)

Author: by Marie Arana
Published at: Debate; 001 edition (May 19, 2020)
ISBN: 978-8417636456

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Un relato biogrfico vibrante que captura la pica historia de Simn Bolvar, El Libertador. Simn Bolvar se gan el sobrenombre de El Libertador tras poner fin al dominio espaol sobre seis pases. Su vida fue heroica, trgica y legendaria: viaj del Amazonas a los Andes, libr eternas batallas, forj alianzas entre razas rivales…

Partiendo de un gran abanico de fuentes, Marie Arana captura un vvido retrato de la Suramrica de inicios del siglo XIX, la que forj a Bolvar y lo convirti en un valeroso general, un estratega brillante, un escritor portentoso y un poltico sin parangn; en definitiva, uno de los personajes ms admirados de Latinoamrica.

Bolvar es una biografa trepidante en la que el lector hallar la imagen de una vida trgica capturada en todo su esplendor y un conmovedor manifiesto de la verdadera esencia del pueblo latinoamericano. ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONA sweeping narrative worthy of a Hollywood epic, this is the authoritative biography of the warrior-statesman who was the greatest figure in Latin American history.


6. A Nation of Enemies: Chile Under Pinochet (Norton Paperback)

Author: by Pamela Constable
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; 1993rd Revised ed. edition (May 17, 1993)
ISBN: 978-0393309850

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“This will stand as the definitive work on Chile under Pinochet for many years to come.”Library Journal How Chile, once South America’s most stable democracy, gave way to a culture of fear. The authors explain and illuminate the rift in Chilean society that widened dramatically during the Pinochet era.


7. The History of Latin America: Collision of Cultures (Palgrave Essential Histories Series)

Author: by Marshall C. Eakin
Published at: St. Martin's Griffin; First edition (June 12, 2007)
ISBN: 978-1403980816

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This narrative history of Latin America surveys five centuries in less than five hundred pages. The first third of the book moves from the Americas before Columbus to the wars for independence in the early nineteenth century. The construction of new nations and peoples in the nineteenth century forms the middle third, and the final section analyzes economic development, rising political participation, and the search of identity over the last century.

The collision of peoples and cultures-Native Americans, Europeans, Africans-that defines Latin America, and gives it both its unity and diversity, provides the central theme of this concise, synthetic history.


8. Sergio Larrain: Valparaíso

Author: by Sergio Larrain
Published at: Aperture; Illustrated edition (January 20, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1597114134

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A notoriously reclusive artist, Sergio Larrain had a photographic career that was relatively short before he retreated to the Chilean countryside in the late 1960s to study meditation. Nevertheless, he is widely celebrated for his experimental process and the raw imagery he produced throughout Europe and Latin America.

His most well-known project, Valparaso, began in 1957 while he was traveling with poet Pablo Neruda for Du magazine. When the photographs were first published in 1991, Larrain informed the publishers that he had made his own facsimile of the book, reflecting how he would have constructed the layout, and now this facsimile is beautifully produced for the first time in book form.

Including text by the celebrated Pablo Neruda as well as correspondence between Larrain and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Valparaso presents the long-awaited return of this rare and renowned body of work.


9. Mi país inventado: Spanish-language edition of My Invented Country: A Memoir (Spanish Edition)

Author: by Isabel Allende
Published at: Vintage Espanol (July 11, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0525436027

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Un libro que capta mi entera atencin al exponer la relacin de la autora con ese pas suyo, inventado, imaginario, ficcional, con la historia de su familia, que a su vez es memoria in-ventada, con su vocacin de escritora. Jorge Edwards Amor por Chile y una gran nostalgia son el origen de este libro: la presencia continuada del pasado, el sentimiento de verse ausente de la patria, la conciencia de haber sido peregrina y forastera…

Todo ello lo transmite Isabel Allende con inteligencia y humor. Aqu Chile deviene un pas real y fantstico a la vez; una tierra estoica y hospitalaria, de hombres machistas y mujeres fuertes y apegadas a la tierra. Pero, sobre todo, es el escenario de su niez.

Evocados con gracia, cobran vida de nuevo su original familia, la casa de los abuelos, el ceremonial de las comidas, las historias de infidelidades… Y los espritus que siempre la han acompaado.

10. DK Eyewitness Chile and Easter Island (Travel Guide)

Author: by DK Eyewitness
Published at: DK Eyewitness Travel; Reprint, Revised edition (February 20, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1465468000

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An unbeatable guide to the diverse landscape, history, and activities in Chile and Easter Island, from touring Chilean vineyards and stargazing in the Atacama Desert, to exploring the glaciers of the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia and admiring Rapa Nui’s moai statues.

This guide is packed with photos and maps, insider tips, useful advice, and information. You’ll find listings for a variety of authentic restaurants and a guide to where to stay in Santiago and the rest of the country, including the best boutique hotels that Chile has to offer.

Unique illustrations, stunning photography, and detailed maps make this guide the essential companion to your trip to the country. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Chile & Easter Island truly shows you this city as no one else can.

11. DK Eyewitness Chile and Easter Island (Travel Guide)

Author: by DK Eyewitness
Published at: DK Eyewitness Travel; Illustrated edition (July 21, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0241411490

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Your journey starts here. Featuring DK’s much-loved maps and illustrations, walks and information, plus all new, full-color photography, this 100% updated guide to Chile and Easter Island brings you the best of this beautiful country in a brand-new, lightweight format.What’s inside?

Full-color photography, hand-drawn illustrations, and maps throughout- easy-to-follow walks, drives, and itineraries- our pick of Chile’s must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems- insider tips and information: when to visit, how to avoid the crowds, where to capture the perfect photo, and more- the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay- an area-by-area guide covering each corner of Chile, from the Norte Grande to Santiago, Southern Patagonia to Easter Island – expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safeNow in paperback and printed on quality lightweight paper, our Chile and Easter Island travel guide has been redesigned with you, the traveller, in mind, so you can take it wherever you go.

12. Birds of Chile (Princeton Field Guides)

Author: by Alvaro Jaramillo
Published at: Princeton University Press; First Edition (US) First Printing (November 23, 2003)
ISBN: 978-0691117409

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This is the essential new field guide to the birds of Chile. Representing a great diversity of habitats, from the Andes in the north down to the tundra and sub-Antarctic rainforest of Tierra del Fuego in the far south, Chile is the breeding ground or temporary abode of 473 known species including 9 found nowhere else in the world.

Birds of Chile covers them all, embracing not only the mainland but points offshore such as Easter Island as well as the Antarctic Peninsula and adjacent islands, plus the Falklands and South Georgia. In addition to being a friendly and fruitful birding destination in its own right, Chile is the starting point for many Antarctic cruises.

Succinct, identification-focused text and distribution maps share a page opposite each of the 97 color plates to allow quick and easy reference. Between the boldfaced English name and the scientific name comes the Spanish name as used in Chile; this is important, for birders will find their quest far more enjoyable and effectual if they can explain to Chileans exactly what they are looking at, think they are looking at, or hope to be looking at.

13. The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability

Author: by Peter Kornbluh
Published at: The New Press; Second edition (September 11, 2013)
ISBN: 978-1595589125

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Revised and updated: the definitive primary-source history of US involvement in General Pinochet’s Chilean coupthe evidence is overwhelming (The New Yorker). Published to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of General Augusto Pinochet’s infamous September 11, 1973, military coup in Chile, this updated edition of The Pinochet File reveals the shocking, formerly secret record of the US government’s complicity with atrocity in a foreign country.

The book now completes the file on Pinochet’s story, detailing his multiple indictments between 2004 and his death on December 10, 2006, including the Riggs Bank scandal that revealed how the dictator had illegally squirreled away over $26 million in ill-begotten wealth in secret American bank accounts.

When it was first released in hardcover, The Pinochet File contributed to the international campaign to hold Pinochet accountable for murder, torture, and terrorism. A new afterword tells the extraordinary story of Henry Kissinger’s attempt to undercut the book’s receptionefforts that generated a major scandal that led to a high-level resignation at the Council on Foreign Relations, illustrating the continued ability of the book to speak truth to power.

14. Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States

Author: by Hector Tobar
Published at: Riverhead Books; Annotated edition (April 4, 2006)
ISBN: 978-1594481765

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the smash hit Deep Down Dark, a definitive tour of the Spanish-speaking United Statesa parallel nation, 35 million strong, that is changing the very notion of what it means to be an American in unprecedented and unexpected ways.

Tobar begins on familiar terrain, in his native Los Angeles, with his family’s story, along with that of two brothers of Mexican origin with very different interpretations of Americanismo, or American identity as seen through a Latin American lensone headed for U.S.

Citizenship and the other for the wrong side of the law and the south side of the border. But this is just a jumping-off point. Soon we are in Dalton, Georgia, the most Spanish-speaking town in the Deep South, and in Rupert, Idaho, where the most popular radio DJ is known as “El Chupacabras.” By the end of the book, we have traveled from the geographical extremes into the heartland, exploring the familiar complexities of Cuban Miami and the brand-new ones of a busy Omaha INS station.

15. Deep Down Dark

Author: by Héctor Tobar
Published at: Picador; Reprint edition (September 1, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1250074850

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Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Antonio BanderasIncludes New Material Exclusive to the PaperbackA Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle AwardA Finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book PrizeA New York Times Book Review Notable BookWhen the San Jos mine collapsed outside of Copiap, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days.

After the disaster, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hctor Tobar received exclusive access to the miners and their tales, and in Deep Down Dark, he brings them to haunting, visceral life. We learn what it was like to be imprisoned inside a mountain, understand the horror of being slowly consumed by hunger, and experience the awe of working in such a place-one filled with danger and that often felt alive.

A masterwork of narrative journalism and a stirring testament to the power of the human spirit, Deep Down Dark captures the profound ways in which the lives of everyone involved in the catastrophe were forever changed.

16. Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond (The Making of the Contemporary World)

Author: by Jefferson Adams
Published at: Routledge; 1st edition (September 3, 2014)
ISBN: 978-0415782074

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Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond looks at the many events, personalities, and controversies in the field of intelligence and espionage since the end of World War II. A crucial but often neglected topic, strategic intelligence took on added significance during the protracted struggle of the Cold War.

In this accessible volume, Jefferson Adams places these important developments in their historical context, taking a global approach to themes including various undertakings from both sides in the Cold War, with emphasis on covert action and deception operations controversial episodes involving Cuba, Chile, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Poland, and Afghanistan as well as numerous lesser known occurrences.

Three Cold War spy profiles which explore the role of human psychology in intelligence work the technological dimension spies in fiction, film and television developments in the intelligence organizations of both sides in the decade following the fall of the Berlin wall Supplemented by suggestions for further reading, a glossary of key terms, and a timeline of important events, this is an essential read for all those interested in the modern history of espionage.