This book provides an up-to-date historical overview of this complex and fascinating country. Beginning with a survey of the land, people, and current government, the book then traces Chile's chronological story. Ten chapters detail Chilean history from the indigenous peoples to the democratic transition after the Pinochet dictatorship.
JOHN L. RECTOR is Professor of History at Western Oregon University, USA. He is a noted authority on Chile, and has written many journal and magazine articles on Chilean history, culture, and politics as well as contributing to travel guides.