Surviving Pinochet: Jorge Sandoval by Peter Bidwell

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Jorge Sandoval has overcome huge odds to become a leading New Zealand citizen. Jorge was still a schoolboy in Chile when arrested in 1973 in front of his bewildered family. A member of a student union and linked to supporters of the ousted president Allende, he was targeted by Pinochet’s brutal régime. Dragged off to a police station, tortured and beaten, he was confined for a year in a concentration camp. Even after his release Jorge was a marked man. He escaped Chile via Argentina and arrived in New Zealand in 1976 as a political refugee. Despite having no English when he got here, Jorge has succeeded as a sportsman, cycling promoter and businessman, culminating in his award of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2006. He has conducted all 21 men’s cycling tours of Wellington, and later the Wairarapa, two women’s World Cup events, and four international women’s races. About the Author Peter Bidwell was a sports writer at the Dominion when he met Jorge Sandoval. He covered several of Jorge’s cycle races, and visited Chile as part of his research for this biography. It is his second book; his first was V8 Kiwis. This Steele Roberts Paperback is in Mint condition.

ISBN: 9781877448492 SKU: 395213 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.