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An honest judge in Medellin, a Maoist guerilla of Peru's Shining Path, the fair-haired Angel of Death in Argentina's Dirty War, the pool-party rich of El Salvador, the disabused revolutionaries of Nicaragua, and the ordinary Chileans who became silent partners in Pinochet's dictatorship—these people live in Latin America, but their stories illuminate the human face of violence all over the world.

Tina Rosenberg spent five years trying to understand their world and learning to live with these "children of Cain." Their stories are disturbing precisely because these people are not monsters; the faces in Children of Cain are not those of strangers.

Synopsis:

Award-winning journalist Tina Rosenberg spent five years in Latin America--drinking coffee with hit men and sunbathing with death-squad financiers--to understand people for whom violence is a way of life. Her six vivid and haunting portraits illuminate the human face of violence, not only in Latin America, but all over the world.

About the Author

Journalist Tina Rosenberg lived and traveled extensively in Latin America from 1985 to 1991. She was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1987. Her work has appeared in such magazines as Esquire, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and The New Republic. She now lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Children of Cain Introduction

One: Quijote

Two: The Good Sailor

Three: Dialectic

Four: The Laboratory

Five: The Triumph

Six: The Pig's Tail

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140172546
Other:
Rosenberg, Tina
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Rosenberg, Tina
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Victims of terrorism
Subject:
Victims of terrorism -- Latin America -- Case studies.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Violence -- Latin America -- Case studies.
Subject:
Terrorism -- Latin America -- Case studies.
Subject:
World History-Central America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
3081
Publication Date:
19921031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.74x5.22x.94 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » Latin America » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Violence in Society
History and Social Science » World History » Central America
History and Social Science » World History » Latin America

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"Synopsis" by , Award-winning journalist Tina Rosenberg spent five years in Latin America--drinking coffee with hit men and sunbathing with death-squad financiers--to understand people for whom violence is a way of life. Her six vivid and haunting portraits illuminate the human face of violence, not only in Latin America, but all over the world.

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