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

By Marguerite Feitlowitz

Tanks roaring over farmlands, pregnant girls tortured, 30,000 contributors "disappeared"--these have been the horrors of Argentina's soiled conflict. A New York Times awesome booklet 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 variation incorporates a new epilogue that chronicles significant political, criminal, and social advancements in Argentina because the book's preliminary ebook. It additionally keeps the tales of the participants serious about the soiled warfare, together with the torturers, kidnappers and murderers previously granted immunity below 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 answerable for the "desaparecidas" was once extra frequent than formerly concept. A Lexicon of Terror vividly conjures up this surprising period and tells of the enduring results it has left at the Argentine culture.

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