The author deftly follows two strands - political developments in Chile itself and the global context that rendered a seemingly mild version of Latin American socialism so unpalatable for US government and business interests . He is at his strongest when tracing the social and cultural history of the movement, the "revolution from below" involving "shoemakers, weavers, poets and musicians [and] other areas of social creativity and production, such as factory labour, mural painting and literature"
(John Kampfner, Observer
In Story of a Death Foretold,
Oscar Guardiola-Rivera vividly demonstrates the extent of US complicity in the coup that brought Pinochet to power (Observer Books of the Year
Fascinating. commendable for [its] originality and research (Washington Post
The gripping story of the military coup against Salvador Allende, President of Chile - what was at stake and what his legacy means for the world today.