Argentina's Missing Bones is about the history of the dirty war in Córdoba province and the author's search to find the specific features that would make it a “unique” case within Argentina (p. 18). Chapter 1 reviews the social forces that the province's military authorities perceived as threatening. Chapter 2 studies the repressive apparatus created by Luciano Benjamín Menéndez, who from 1975 was in charge of the Córdoba-based Third Army Corps; chapter 3 studies La Perla, the province's most important clandestine detention center (CDC), through which more than 1,000 prisoners passed. Chapters 4 and 5 respectively analyze the Third Army Corps' dynamics and transnational influences on the Argentine military's indoctrination. The final three chapters are devoted to some of this process's consequences: respectively, the trials that ended up condemning Menéndez to life imprisonment, the memory of those directly affected by state terrorism...

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