Humberto Delgado

The Courage of the Fearless General

Humberto Delgado – A coragem do general sem medo

José Jorge Letria & Richard Câmara

pato lógico & incm | 2018 | 48 pages | 14,5 x 24 cm | hardcover

He had the courage to speak of freedom at a time when it was a cardinal sin. And he drew crowds when people couldn’t even gather in the corners. Inspired by the american example, Humberto Delgado, who at the beginning supported the dictatorship, became its most charismatic and fearless opponent. He went down in History as the only presidential candidate to fight at the polls and the only one who faced Salazar as never before, by saying “Obviously, I’ll fire him”. In exile, he even led some attempts to overthrow the regime, as the Santa Maria’s liner assault and the Beja military coup. But, in the end, his courage would cost him his own life...

José Jorge Letria portraits the youngest of the Portuguese generals ever who earned the epithet of fearless. 

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