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Michelle/ from Prisoner to President [Paperback]

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Chile, a predominantly Catholic, conservative and sexist country chooses an agnostic and declared feminist woman as their President. This is the life-story of a woman whose strength and determination have helped her overcome the stigma of being declared a traitor and tortured under Pinochet's regime to accept the challenge of building a new future for her country. Description in Spanish: "La vida de Michelle Bachelet no ha sido fcil. Pero quin tiene una vida fcil?, pregunt ella misma la noche de su triunfo electoral. Cuando era ministra de Defensa quisimos conocerla y hacer un libro con su historia para entender cmo fue el proceso que muy pronto la llevara a la presidencia de la repblica. De dnde sacaba fuerzas esta hija del general Bachelet, acusado por el gobierno de Pinochet de traicin a la patria, torturado por sus pares y muerto en la crcel. Ella tambin fue encarcelada y torturada junto a su madre. Sin embargo una vez que asumi el ministerio de Defensa fue capaz de entenderse con los militares y hacerse respetar. En marzo de 2006 entr en La Moneda como presidenta, dispuesta a construir el futuro sin que el pasado le impidiera avanzar hacia la total reconciliacin.

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Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.1" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2006
Publisher   Rba Publicaciones Editores Revistas
ISBN  8478717501  
ISBN13  9788478717507  

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More About Elizabeth Subercaseaux

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Elizabeth Subercaseaux was born in Chile, the great-great-granddaughter of the German composer Robert Schumann. She is the best-selling author of ten books. Her nonfiction includes "Michelle," a biography of the first woman to be elected president of Chile, and the amusing feminist manifesto, "The Ten Things a Chilean Woman Should Never Do," Subercaseaux lives in Pennsylvania.
Marina Harss's translations include Pier Paolo Pasolini's "Stories from the City of God," Aldo Zargani's "For Solo Violin "and, most recently, Alberto Moravia's "Conjugal Love," She is also a freelance dance writer and reviewer in New York City.

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > English
2Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Presidents & Heads of State
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Untranslated > Spanish

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