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Chile: A Cartoon History

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INTRODUCTION TO CHILE — A CARTOON HISTORY by Chris Welch, Foreword by Richard Gott This book is a valuable historical document, both for its content and original mode of production. As a popular and accessible history of Chile up to the military coup of 9/11 1973, it is a useful part of the background to events in Latin America since then. In addition the collective way the book was produced in the Chile Solidarity Movement of the 1970’s offers an example to us today. It has been reprinted by the Chile 40 Years On network in celebration of the achievements of the Chilean people under Salvador Allende, their courage in resisting the following Pinochet regime, and in memory of the victims and disappeared who suffered in the repression. Richard Gott writes, “As a correspondent for the Guardian newspaper, I was witness to events both before and after September 11, 1973, and I saw the excitement of the Chilean experiment with socialism as well as the dark pain of the Pinochet years. These years are splendidly caught in the witty drawings and text of Chris Welch and his comrades in this cartoon History of Chile, first published in 1976.” Format: 151 x 210 mm, 106pp, Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9926273-0-0 Price: £8 UK distribution: Central Books, London Tel: 0845 458 9911 sales@centralbooks.com www.chile40yearson.

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