A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and the Legacies of Torture, by Marguerite Feitlowitz

By Marguerite Feitlowitz

Tanks roaring over farmlands, pregnant ladies tortured, 30,000 members "disappeared"--these have been the horrors of Argentina's soiled struggle. A New York Times outstanding publication of the 12 months and Finalist for the L.L. Winship / PEN New England Award in 1998, A Lexicon of Terror is a delicate and unflinching account of the sadism, paranoia, and deception the army junta unleashed at the Argentine humans from 1976 to 1983.

This up-to-date version includes a new epilogue that chronicles significant political, criminal, and social advancements in Argentina because the book's preliminary ebook. It additionally maintains the tales of the members fascinated by the soiled battle, together with the torturers, kidnappers and murderers previously granted immunity lower than now dissolved amnesty legislation. also, Feitlowitz discusses investigations introduced within the intervening years that experience indicated that the community of torture facilities, focus camps, and different operations accountable for the "desaparecidas" was once extra common than formerly suggestion. A Lexicon of Terror vividly inspires this surprising period and tells of the iconic results it has left at the Argentine culture.

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