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The Last Two Years of Salvador Allende
The Last Two Years of Salvador Allende
By Nathaniel Davis
Cornell University Press, 1985, 480 pp
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Writing with a conspicuous lack of partisan bias and personal grudge, the former ambassador to Chile presents a vivid and detailed picture of the Allende regime and its dramatic fall. The writing achieves a synthesis of authoritative analysis and the readability of a good detective story. Among the conclusions: the balance of probability clearly supports suicide as the cause of Allende's death, not murder.