Children of Cain

Children of Cain

Violence and the Violent in Latin America

Format
Paperback
Price
$18.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140172546
  • 400 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

An honest judge in Medellin, a Maoist guerilla of Peru’s Shining Path, the fair-haired Angel of Death in Argentina’s Dirty War, the pool-party rich of El Salvador, the disabused revolutionaries of Nicaragua, and the ordinary Chileans who became silent partners in Pinochet’s dictatorship—these people live in Latin America, but their stories illuminate the human face of violence all over the world.

Tina Rosenberg spent five years trying to understand their world and learning to live with these “children of Cain.” Their stories are disturbing precisely because these people are not monsters; the faces in Children of Cain are not those of strangers.

Children of Cain

Children of Cain

Tina Rosenberg

Praise

“Rosenberg presents vivid portraits of the people ‘who made cruelty possible’ in Colombia, Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Peru. Through them she succeeds in making the grisly and fleeting headlines from those places understandable.’
The New York Times Book Review

“There is perhaps no more succinct and authoritative account of . . . pivotal events in recent Latin American history. There is certainly no better-written and more riveting account.”
The Washington Post Book World

“Rosenberg . . . provides sharp analysis and history. . . . This is an important book. Rosenberg asks all sides for answers, ad braves real physical danger, and retains a healthy incredultiy and sense of humor.”
Newsday

“It is Rosenberg’s intelligent eye, her sense of the absurd, her unfailing courage and perseverance, and most important, her empathy and compassion that bring Children of Cain to life and start to lead North American readers down the hard path toward understanding Latin America.”
Los Angeles Times Book Review

Table of Contents

Introduction

One: Quijote

Two: The Good Sailor

Three: Dialectic

Four: The Laboratory

Five: The Triumph

Six: The Pig’s Tail

Selected Bibliography

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