Journalist Mario Amorós launches his biography about Pinochet at La Nau

Book's cover.
Book's cover.

Wednesday 23rd October, at 7 p.m., the historian and journalist Mario Amorós will present his book Pinochet. Biografía militar y política (Pinochet. Military and political biography) in the Aula Seminario A of the Centre Cultural La Nau of the Univeristat de València. The event, which forms part of the series of conferences given by the Fòrum de Debats of the Office of the Vice-Principal for Culture and Sport, will also feature interventions by Noemi Lagos, president of Casa Chile, and the master Ferran Zurriaga. Free entrance until full capacity.

Pinochet.  Biografía militar y política is a reference life story of the Chilean dictator. This is the first biography of General Augusto Pinochet based on exhaustive documentation and an extensive bibliography, which includes archive documents as well as speeches, interviews, articles and books of his authorship, testimonies of his victims and opinions of his relatives and collaborators. The work includes quotations from several letters exchanged between Pinochet and General Franco between September 12th, 1973 and October 8th, 1975, as well as the account of the presence of the Chilean dictator at Franco's funeral in what was his only visit in Spain.

Mario Amorós (Alacant, 1973) holds a Doctorate in History from the University of Barcelona and is a journalist. He has been guest Professor at the University of Chile and was part of the advisory committee of the Chair of 20th Century Historical Memory at the Complutense University of Madrid.  In his latest biography, the author combines his notions and skills as a historian and journalist to offer a complete portrait of the soldier who was part of the Chilean Army for 65 years and who was one of the dictators who represents to the world the archetype of cruelty and betrayal.

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