(PDF FREE) [Getting to Know the General] ☆ Graham Greene

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review Getting to Know the General Download Getting to Know the General ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Greene's account of a five year personal involvement with Omar Torrijos ruler of Panama from 1968 81 and Sergeant. Getting To Know The General is a little known out of print nonfiction book by one of my favorite writers Graham Greene The story begins in 1976 when Greene inexplicably receives an invitation to visit Panama as the guest of then ruler General Omar Torrijos Herrar He immediately accepts knowing only of Panama from the exploits of the pirate Henry Morgan and the mysterious death of Francis Drake in the area In the process he becomes an intimate friend of the ruler and his fascinating friendbody guard Chuchu a former professor soldier pilot and lothario with scores of ex lovers and children He will visit the country five times between 1976 and 1983 The beginning of the book is rife with tension as the General negotiates a treaty for the hand over of the Panama Canal with then President Jimmy Carter From there the politics of South America and Central America have a routine background role in the story as it was a time of dictators and revolts in Latin America many of them with unwanted intervention by the US through the CIA and other means Even though politics play an important background role in Greene s travels discussions and meetings with the General it is also a travelogue Greene has been an intrepid traveler all of his life thus every time he visits he is trying to see as much of the country as possible and as I read I would read up about each place and region he visited in my Panama Lonely Planet because I will be limited to the area near Panama City since I don t have the time Greene had nor the use of the General s military planes The novel also hints at personal problems Green had in France at the time as well as his struggles to write a novel about his experiences in Panama which I believe would have made a fine novel so instead we get this unclassifiable and intriguing short book instead Even after the General dies Greene makes one final visit to Panama at the behest of Chuchu and the new administration The later part of the book becomes focused on the politics of the region and bears some resemblance to Salaman Rushdie s book about Nicaragua at a similar time The Jaguar s Smile Inexplicably that book is still in print while sadly this one is not I think Greene is a major writer than Rushdie and the cast of real life characters who populate the book are larger than life as well Henry Kissinger Jimmy Carter every Latin America leader of state from the time period including Fidel Castro and the soon to be infamous Manuel Noriega Arthur Koestler and Gabriel Garcia Maruez Thus I think it would be of greater interest to the general public than Rushdie s Needless to say I was happy to have been able to find a copy since it added a lot of enjoyment to my first journey to Panama La belle au bois dormant unwanted intervention by the US through the CIA and other means Even though politics play an important background role in Greene s travels discussions and meetings with the General it is also a travelogue Greene has been an intrepid traveler all of his life thus every time he visits he is trying to see as much of the country as possible and as I read I would read No Breaking My Heart Barefoot William Beach #5 up about each place and region he visited in my Panama Lonely Planet because I will be limited to the area near Panama City since I don t have the time Greene had nor the A Biography of Innovations use of the General s military planes The novel also hints at personal problems Green had in France at the time as well as his struggles to write a novel about his experiences in Panama which I believe would have made a fine novel so instead we get this Ni arte ni parte unclassifiable and intriguing short book instead Even after the General dies Greene makes one final visit to Panama at the behest of Chuchu and the new administration The later part of the book becomes focused on the politics of the region and bears some resemblance to Salaman Rushdie s book about Nicaragua at a similar time The Jaguar s Smile Inexplicably that book is still in print while sadly this one is not I think Greene is a major writer than Rushdie and the cast of real life characters who populate the book are larger than life as well Henry Kissinger Jimmy Carter every Latin America leader of state from the time period including Fidel Castro and the soon to be infamous Manuel Noriega Arthur Koestler and Gabriel Garcia Maruez Thus I think it would be of greater interest to the general public than Rushdie s Needless to say I was happy to have been able to find a copy since it added a lot of enjoyment to my first journey to Panama

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Getting to Know the General

review Getting to Know the General Download Getting to Know the General ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Chuchu one of the few men in the National Guard whom the General trusted completely It is a fascinating tribute to. I wrote a letter to Graham Greene in my head I ll be waiting forever to send it

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review Getting to Know the General Download Getting to Know the General ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB An inspirational politician in the vital period of his country's history and to an unusual and enduring friendshi. Fear can be easily experienced but fun is hard to come by in old age


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    Graham Greene Ö 6 Download review Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Graham Greene review Getting to Know the General 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 ab

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    review Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Graham Greene Graham Greene Ö 6 Download (PDF FREE) [Getting to Know the General] ☆ Graham Greene I think Graham Greene was 80 when this book was published Early on maybe in the introduction he says that the book is about getting to know Omar Torrijos's security guard the improbably named Chuchu than it was about getting to know the general himself Though Chuchu and Torrijos are invariably charming it's the narrator in

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  • Hardcover
  • 223
  • Getting to Know the General
  • Graham Greene
  • English
  • 12 July 2019
  • 9780886190767