A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and the Legacies of Torture (Revised, Updated)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Finalist for the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award in 1998, A Lexicon of Terror is a sensitive and unflinching account of the sadism, paranoia, and deception the Argentine military junta unleashed on the nation's people from 1976 to 1983. This updated edition features a new epilogue chronicling major legal, political, and social developments in Argentina over the past decade. These developments include the hard-won nullification of amnesty laws for Dirty War torturers, murderers, and extortionists; the arrest and trails of all living members of the juntas; the ongoing prosecutions of groups involved in the Condor Plan; and the establishment of public memorials to the 300,000 individuals "disappeared" under the junta rule. Based on years of research and personal interviews, A Lexicon of Terror vividly evokes this shocking era and tells of the long-lasting effects it has left on the Argentine culture. 

A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and the Legacies of Torture (Revised, Updated)

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