WorldCat Identities

Passmore, Leith 1981-

Works: 2 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 372 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6433.G3, 363.325092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Leith Passmore
Ulrike Meinhof and the Red Army Faction : performing terrorism by Leith Passmore( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ulrike Meinhof's entrance into the West German terrorist underground was both a footnote to the waning student movement of the late 1960s, and a preamble to the bloodiest period in Germany's post-war history. Meinhof fought to make herself heard as a high-profile journalist before becoming a founding member of the Red Army Faction (RAF) in 1970. She continued writing in the underground and from 1972, in prison, until she was found dead in her cell in 1976. Leith Passmore traces Meinhof's struggle to communicate from her time as a journalist, through her escape to the underground, her prison years, and the Stammheim trial. He examines for the first time the performativity of terrorist acts of language, imagery, and physical violence to reveal how Meinhof made and re-made RAF terrorism"--Provided by publisher
The wars inside Chile's barracks : remembering military service under Pinochet by Leith Passmore( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 1973 to 1990, approximately 370,000 young men in Chile--mostly from impoverished backgrounds--were conscripted to serve as soldiers in Augusto Pinochet's violent regime. Some were brutal enforcers, but many themselves endured physical and psychological abuse, survival and torture training, arbitrary punishments, political persecution, and forced labor. Leith Passmore examines the emergence, in the early twenty-first century, of a movement of ex-conscripts seeking reparations. The former soldiers challenged the politics of memory that had shaped Chile's truth and reconciliation efforts, demanding recognition of their own broken families, ill health and incapacity to work, and damaged sense of self. Relying on unpublished material, testimony, interviews, and field notes, Passmore locates these individuals' narratives of victimhood at the intersection of long-term histories of patriotism, masculinity, and cyclical poverty. These accounts reveal in detail how Pinochet's war against his own citizens--as well as the "almost-wars" with neighboring Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina--were also waged inside Chile's army barracks."--Page 4 of cover
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