Something Fierce: Memoirs Of A Revolutionary Daughter

March 25, 2014|
Something Fierce: Memoirs Of A Revolutionary Daughter by Carmen Aguirre
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Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre fled to Canada with her family following General Augusto Pinochet's violent 1973 coup in Chile. Five years later, when her mother and stepfather returned to South America as Chilean resistance members, Carmen and her sister went with them, quickly assuming double lives of their own. At 18, Carmen became a militant herself, plunging further into a world of terror, paranoia and euphoria.

Something Fierce
takes the reader inside war-ridden Peru, dictator-ruled Bolivia, post-Malvinas Argentina and Pinochet's Chile in the eventful decade between 1979 and 1989. Dramatic, suspenseful and darkly comic, it is a rare first-hand account of revolutionary life and a passionate argument against forgetting.
Title:Something Fierce: Memoirs Of A Revolutionary DaughterFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 7.98 X 5.18 X 0.78 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 7.98 X 5.18 X 0.78 inPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345813820

ISBN - 13:9780345813824

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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