The dictator who collected rare books

The dictator who collected rare books | AbeBooks’ Reading Copy

Earlier this week the New York Times reported on the book collection that belonged to Chile’s infamous former dictator General Augusto Pinochet, who was responsible for thousands of deaths and disappearances, and widespread torture. Pinochet used public money to build a vast personal library of Latin America’s literature during his years of rule. The library had previously gone unnoticed because it was divided between several of his homes.

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