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Something Fierce : Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter

By: Aguirre, Carmen.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : D & M Publishers, 2011Description: 1 online resource (349 p.).ISBN: 9781553657910.Subject(s): Aguirre, Carmen | Chile - History - 1973-1988 | Diaries | Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria (Chile) | Quakers --Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Region -- Diaries -- Juvenile literature | South America - History - 20th century | Wister, Sarah, 1761-1804 -- Diaries -- Juvenile literature | Women -- Biography | Women revolutionaries - ChileGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Something Fierce : Memoirs of a Revolutionary DaughterDDC classification: 073.3/092 | 073.3092 | 983.065092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
COVER PAGE; TITLE PAGE; COPYRIGHT PAGE; DEDICATION; CONTENTS; PART ONE: THE RETURN PLAN; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; PART TWO: THE FALL; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; PART THREE: THE DECISIVE YEAR; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; EPILOGUE: FEBRUARY 2010; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Summary: ? Winner of Canada Reads 2012? Nominated for the Charles Taylor prize and the BC Award for Canadian Non-FictionOn September 11, 1973, General Augusto Pinochet led a violent coup that removed Salvador Allende, the democratically elected socialist president of Chile, from office. Thousands were arrested, tortured and killed under the repressive new regime. Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre and her younger sister fled the country with their parents for a life in exile.Five years later, when her mother and stepfather returned to South America as Chilean resistance members, Carmen and her sister's double lives began. At 18, Carmen herself joined the resistance, plunging further into a world of terror, paranoia, and euphoria. Something Fierce takes the reader inside war-ridden Peru, dictatorship-run Bolivia, post-Malvinas Argentina, and Pinochet''s Chile during the eventful decade between 1979 and 1989.Dramatic, suspenseful, and darkly comic, it is a rare account of revolutionary life and a passionate argument against forgetting.
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COVER PAGE; TITLE PAGE; COPYRIGHT PAGE; DEDICATION; CONTENTS; PART ONE: THE RETURN PLAN; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; PART TWO: THE FALL; 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; PART THREE: THE DECISIVE YEAR; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24; 25; 26; 27; EPILOGUE: FEBRUARY 2010; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

? Winner of Canada Reads 2012? Nominated for the Charles Taylor prize and the BC Award for Canadian Non-FictionOn September 11, 1973, General Augusto Pinochet led a violent coup that removed Salvador Allende, the democratically elected socialist president of Chile, from office. Thousands were arrested, tortured and killed under the repressive new regime. Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre and her younger sister fled the country with their parents for a life in exile.Five years later, when her mother and stepfather returned to South America as Chilean resistance members, Carmen and her sister's double lives began. At 18, Carmen herself joined the resistance, plunging further into a world of terror, paranoia, and euphoria. Something Fierce takes the reader inside war-ridden Peru, dictatorship-run Bolivia, post-Malvinas Argentina, and Pinochet''s Chile during the eventful decade between 1979 and 1989.Dramatic, suspenseful, and darkly comic, it is a rare account of revolutionary life and a passionate argument against forgetting.

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Carmen Aguirre is a Vancouver-based writer and theatre artist who has worked extensively in North and South America. She has written or co-written eighteen plays, including The Refugee Hotel, which was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for best new play in 2010. Something Fierce is her first book.<br>

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