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  1. says:

    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 ex

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    Trust Graham Greene to make a biography as well as a nuanced and objective account of the political tumult of South and Central America in the 1970s and 1980s not only so compulsively instantly readable and entertaining but also most crucially warm wise witty even hilariously absurd and ultimately poignant and profound in turns Getting To Know The General is uncharacteristically for a man who could never uite bring himself to trust a sing

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    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 about General Omar Torrijos Herrera the leader of Panama in the '70s who was killed in a plane crash in 1981 Greene was invited to Panama to meet him in 1976 and the two became friends over the next years

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    I was a young kid when I read this book okay 25 and what I thought was Greene was such a rebel He gets an invitation to visit General Omar Torrijos of Panama in 1976 and gets to know him This gets him kicked out of the US and treads on danger

  6. says:

    I wrote a letter to Graham Greene in my head I'll be waiting forever to send it

  7. says:

    I found this story “Getting to Know the General” by Graham Greene uite interesting and so because I was living and worki

  8. says:

    Fear can be easily experienced but fun is hard to come by in old age

  9. says:

    For anyone interested in the politics of Central America in the 1970s and 1980s which of course also reuires an interest in the US intervention in the isthmus that intensified during the later stages of the Cold War this book provides fascinating insights into some of the key personalities involved Of course apart from Gre

  10. says:

    Although the book could do with of the incredible literary abilities of the author seen in his novels the insight into what would normally be events happening behind closed doors is second to none How fascinating that Gree

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Greene's account of a five year personal involvement with Omar Torrijos ruler of Panama from 1968 81 and Sergeant. 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 about General Omar Torrijos Herrera the leader of Panama in the 70s who was killed in a plane crash in 1981 Greene was invited to Panama to meet him in 1976 and the two became friends over the next years As well it is also a book about Torrijos friend and confidante Chucho who is the go between and constant companion of Greene on his visits to Panama Greene has a wonderful way of telling stories

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An inspirational politician in the vital period of his country's history and to an unusual and enduring friendshi. I found this story Getting to Know the General by Graham Greene uite interesting and so because I was living and working in Panama when the events were happening So I have a little story of my encounter with General Omar Torrijos Herrera one bright sunny tropical day while going to pick up a visitor who was coming to inspect an automated inventory system I was installing in our operation of the Army and Air Force Exchange Panama but it really sets the whole tone of what happen during Mr Henley s visit So here goesthe day I had my close encounter with General Omar Torrijos HerreraFirst a little bit of h

  • Hardcover
  • 223
  • Getting to Know the General
  • Graham Greene
  • English
  • 09 January 2019
  • 9780886190767