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Getting to Know the General Free download ↠ 105 Download Ù PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Graham Greene Read & Download Getting to Know the General An inspirational politician in the vital period of his country's history and to an unusual and enduring friendshi. For anyone interested in the politics of Central America in the 1970s and 1980s which of course also reuires an interest in the US intervention in the isthmus that intensified during the later stages of the Cold War this book provides fascinating insights into some of the key personalities involved Of course apart from Greene himself whose knowledge of the region grows with his friendship with the general we mainly find ourselves getting to know Omar Torrijos and his political amanuensis and bodyguard Chuchu Simply as a travelogue the book works because of the personalities the uirky and enigmatic Torrijos the ever willing and slightly crazy Chuchu and the pliable curious Graham Greene happy to be pushed into various political roles and literally to enjoy the ride as he gets dispatched to various parts of Panama or the wider region often in the presidential planeIn those couple of decades Torrijos was an influential figure not only in Panama principally in steering the agreement on the future of the canal and its return to Panamanian control but also in his involvement in regional politics He often operated behind the scenes giving support to the rebel armies challenging right wing governments in various countries providing refuge to people who needed a place of safety away from the different struggles not only guerilla leaders but also ordinary campesinos and publicly or clandestinely seeking solutions to the conflicts Greene is fascinated by Torrijos s self adopted regional role and becomes a willing co conspiratorWhile the focus of the book is on the two main Panamanian characters we get vignettes of many others Gabriel Garcia Maruez Fidel Castro Eden Pastora Tomas Borge and many We get snapshot views of the canal zone the rain swept Bocas de Toro the San Blas islands where the Kuna people live and many parts of the rest of Central AmericaGreene undertakes all this with seeming reluctance he is constantly fretting about the need to get back to Antibes to sort out some domestic problem but in practice he is ineluctably drawn in by the combined charms of Torrijos and Chuchu And we of course as readers are similarly seducedGreene s last journey to Panama is in the aftermath of Omar Torrijos s death when his plane mysteriously crashes in a remote part of the country At first Greene believes that the crash must have been a result of pilot error even though earlier in the book he reveals that Torrijos spoke of the possibility of his being assassinated Then Greene is shown some intelligence reports showing the distorted view of Torrijos held by the US administration and he becomes suspicous that the death of his friend was not accidental Definitive proof that it was a CIA led plot has not yet surfaced as far as I m aware but it seems likely Certainly the insider John Perkins in Confessions of an Economic Hit Man believed that this was the case Graham Greene was to die before these further revelations emerged Buddhist Modernities yet surfaced as far as I m aware but it seems likely Certainly the insider John Perkins in Confessions of an Economic Hit Man believed that this was the case Graham Greene was to die before these further revelations emerged

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Getting to Know the General Free download ↠ 105 Download Ù PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Graham Greene Read & Download Getting to Know the General Greene's account of a five year personal involvement with Omar Torrijos ruler of Panama from 1968 81 and Sergeant. I ve been reading uite a few books by Graham Greene over the past few years Getting to Know the General The Story of an Involvement was one of his later books and the 3rd book of non fiction of his that I ve read It is about General Omar Torrijos Herrera the leader of Panama in the 70s who was killed in a plane crash in 1981 Greene was invited to Panama to meet him in 1976 and the two became friends over the next years As well it is also a book about Torrijos friend and confidante Chucho who is the go between and constant companion of Greene on his visits to Panama Greene has a wonderful way of telling stories whether fiction or non fiction You can feel the genuine affection he feels for the country and Torrijos and Chucho He travels considerably during his brief visits to Panama often accompanying Torrijos to other countries or representing him to Nicaragua Cuba even the US I m constantly amazed at the access that he gains in this book and the places he has visited over the course of his life Most interesting book Ritual Power Healing and Community years Getting to Know the General The Story of an Involvement was one of his later books and the 3rd book of non fiction of his that I ve read It is about General Omar Torrijos Herrera the leader of Panama in the 70s who was killed in a plane crash in 1981 Greene was invited to Panama to meet him in 1976 and the two became friends over the next Racso and the Rats of NIMH years As well it is also a book about Torrijos friend and confidante Chucho who is the go between and constant companion of Greene on his visits to Panama Greene has a wonderful way of telling stories whether fiction or non fiction You can feel the genuine affection he feels for the country and Torrijos and Chucho He travels considerably during his brief visits to Panama often accompanying Torrijos to other countries or representing him to Nicaragua Cuba even the US I m constantly amazed at the access that he gains in this book and the places he has visited over the course of his life Most interesting book

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    [KINDLE] Getting to Know the General by Graham Greene Although the book could do with of the incredible literary abilities of the author seen in his novels the insight into what would normally be events happening behind closed doors is second to none How fascinating that Greene was given such access to important political events and decisions It is also explains why the Panamanians are so much in love with Torrijos why he was such a popular leader and has left such a huge mark on the country

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  • Hardcover
  • 223
  • Getting to Know the General
  • Graham Greene
  • English
  • 15 March 2018
  • 9780886190767