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Dirty Secrets, Dirty War: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1976-1983: The Exile of Editor Robert J. Cox Hardcover – Dec 1 2008

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Evening Post Books (Dec 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981873502
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981873503
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,436,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This ws my first attempt at a kindle book. I had heard about this book on CBC radio. I had no idea that such atrocities had been going on in Argentina. I have since spoken to a well informed lady who is currently involved in social justice there and she informed me that people who voice opposition to the current regime are still disappearing. It is frightening to know that this ever went on and even more so to know that such corruption still exists.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x98c6a4ec) out of 5 stars 7 reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99e22084) out of 5 stars Dirty Secrets, Dirty War July 7 2009
By Marta Insua - Published on Amazon.com
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Concise, objective and entertaining account of a very dark period in Argentine history. A must read for anyone with an interest in understanding this very complex yet so appealing country. A first class journalistic job, and an homage to Robert Cox, an unrelenting and solitary fighter for freedom and the rule of law when we most needed someone like him.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99e222d0) out of 5 stars Denial meets Fortitude in a Complex Setting Dec 2 2010
By John Reichertz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
David Cox has done a great job of showing Argentina as it was in the mid to late 70s and the efforts of one man to expose the vast human tragedy inflicted on the country, which for the most part lived in denial of the true effects of the military junta's dirty war. Newspaper editor Bob Cox, David's father, published what others were unwilling to say, hear, believe or think. Bob Cox provides the contrast to a society that lost its bearings. Few today remember that the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, whose children were "disappeared" during the dirty war, in that time were referred to as the Mad Women of Plaza de Mayo. The book does not overlook this sort of detail, much of which has been swept under the rug as society attempts to come to terms with its own involvement. I lived in Argentina in this period, as a journalist, and can testify that this book, more than any other that I have read, brings you back to the scene.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99e22510) out of 5 stars Required reading for Argentina history buffs Feb. 27 2013
By Ronald Rizzo - Published on Amazon.com
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An icon in the struggle for human rights in the Dirty War era of Argentina, this biography of Robert Cox is written by his son David. The author's intimacy with his subject is both a strength and a weakness. It does veer into the realm of hagiography at times, but Robert Cox was such a noble figure that the reader can forgive the author this understandable weakness. An admirable subject who exemplifies journalistic integrity.
HASH(0x99e226b4) out of 5 stars Interesting but too brief and needlessly personal to be as effective as it could have been May 28 2016
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Having read a good bit about this era and somewhat of Argentina particularly during the dirty war, i still found some insights that made the book worth reading particularly regarding the split in the junta as to implementing the illegal tactics. Though short, there is too much useless filler and digression about the writer's family that needlessly slows the book's pace.
HASH(0x99e22588) out of 5 stars An Enthralling Personal Story Oct. 31 2015
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Not quite at the standard of Jacobo Timerman, but very close. Clearly written by someone who knows how to write.