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Something fierce: memoirs of a revolutionary daughter

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On September 11, 1973, General Augusto Pinochet led a violent coup that removed Salvador Allende, the democratically elected socialist president of Chile, from office. Thousands were arrested, tortured and killed under the repressive new regime. Six-year-old Carmen Aguirre and her younger sister fled the country with their parents for a life in exile. Five years later, when her mother and stepfather returned to South America as Chilean resistance members, Carmen and her sister's double lives began. At 18, Carmen herself joined the resistance, plunging further into a world of terror, paranoia, and euphoria. Something Fierce takes the reader inside war-ridden Peru, dictatorship-run Bolivia, post-Malvinas Argentina, and Pinochet's Chile during the eventful decade between 1979 and 1989. Dramatic, suspenseful, and darkly comic, it is a rare account of revolutionary life and a passionate argument against forgetting.
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subject_facetAguirre, Carmen, -- 1967-
Chile -- History -- 1973-1988
Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria (Chile)
South America -- History -- 20th century
Women revolutionaries -- Chile -- Biography
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Biography & Autobiography
History
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Women revolutionaries