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By Tim McNeese

Those riveting personalities each one completed excellence, yet even more than their person accomplishments is the confident Hispanic picture they jointly characterize to the realm. pictures, illustrations, and vigorous textual content inform the tales ot those attention-grabbing old figures.

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The goal of the school was to instill discipline and build character. ”45 The school food was a daily ration of rice served with either vegetables, yogurt, or boiled liver. Since the school was a boarding institution, Isabel’s classmates came from all over the world. The curriculum included learning English and studying the Bible. The future novelist remembers memorizing and reciting an endless litany of Bible verses. ”46 Each day at school was longer for Isabel than for any of the other students.

59 Michael Frias became Isabel’s first real boyfriend. She later wrote about how, when he “asked me to be his girlfriend . . ”60 Isabel’s relationship with the young man who would eventually become her husband began with a slow rhythm of innocence and happy discovery. ”61 Michael took Isabel on a motorcycle ride once a week to a music concert. On every other Saturday, she was allowed to go with Michael to the movies. Her grandfather liked the young college student. He invited Michael to family dinners on Sunday, an invitation that was understood to be a significant sign of acceptance.

Parliamentary elections held in March brought increased support to Popular Unity, but the party still did not represent a majority of Chilean voters. As for the military, the chief of the armed forces, General Carlos Prats, spoke out in favor of Chile’s constitution, insisting that Salvador Allende be allowed to serve out his presidency without threat of intervention. But the right-wing factions did not intend to 59 60 ISABEL ALLENDE In September 1973, the Chilean military overthrew the government, killing Salvador Allende.

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