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Spooner, Mary Helen

Works: 5 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 3,453 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Mary Helen Spooner
The general's slow retreat : Chile after Pinochet by Mary Helen Spooner( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an account of how Chile rebuilt its democracy after 17 years of military rule - with the former dictator, Augusto Pinochet, watching, and waiting, from the sidelines. Spooner discusses the major players, events, and institutions in Chile's recent political history, delving into such topics as the environmental situation, the economy, and the election of Michelle Bachelet. Throughout, she examines Pinochet's continuing influence on public life as she tells how he grudgingly ceded power, successfully fought investigations into his human rights record and finances, kept command of the army for eight years after leaving the presidency, was detained on human rights charges, and died without being convicted of any of the many serious crimes of which he was accused. Chile has now become one of South America's greatest economic and political successes, but as we find in The General's Slow Retreat, it remains a country burdened with a painful past
Cuban health care : utopian dreams, fragile future by Mary Helen Spooner( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba's health care system has been the subject of much attention and debate while revealing jarring contrasts: hospitals lack supplies while Cuba's overseas medical missions generate good will towards the Castro government. As officials make cutbacks amid reported outbreaks of infectious diseases, what does the future hold for Cuban health care?
Soldiers in a narrow land : the Pinochet regime in Chile by Mary Helen Spooner( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On September 11, 1973, a military coup in Chile violently overthrew the socialist government of Salvadore Allende, beginning an era of political repression that lasted over sixteen years. Soldiers in a Narrow Land is a devastating account of the Pinochet regime that provides an inside look at the rise and slow disintegration of a brutal dictatorship. Mary Helen Spooner takes us behind the wall of censorship and propaganda, recounting vivid stories of persecution, struggle, and political rivalry. She traces the personal histories of key political figures, explains why many Chileans supported the regime, and reveals in stark detail the fate of many of its victims
Flowers in the desert : the search for Chile's disappeared = Flores en el desierto : la bâusqueda de los desaparecidos de Chile by Paula Allen( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account, including stunning photographs, of the search by some of the women of the town of Calama, Chile, for the remains of their loved ones who were murdered and "disappeared" by the Pinochet regime
T̲i̲m̲e̲ and N̲e̲w̲s̲w̲e̲e̲k̲ coverage of the Allende government in Chile by Mary Helen Spooner( )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The general's slow retreat : Chile after Pinochet
Soldiers in a narrow land : the Pinochet regime in Chile
Alternative Names
Spooner, Mary Helen

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