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Spotlight On A Brutal Regime


PAPA DOC is the internationally acclaimed story of a spy trial in the voodoo land of Haiti during the brutal ‘reign’ of the tyrant Francois Duvalier.

As a young political reporter in the Bahamas, John Marquis was sent to cover the three-week trial in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, in the late summer of 1968.

During this assignment, he managed to secure an interview in the National Palace with Papa Doc himself, becoming one of the very few journalists to get access to the president.

This book uses the trial and interview as the backdrop to a revealing account of the Duvalier dynasty and the appalling ruthlessness of the Papa Doc regime.

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