The Truth Behind The Legend of Chico Mandez

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George Herscu weaves an adventure saga of family, sports, and tragedy with an unexpected twist.

He was an extraordinary young man who was a rising Argentine soccer star. However, in moments when his life was about to reach its peak, danger was never too far behind. This is The Legend of Chico Mandez, as told by author George Herscu.

The story begins with Arturo de Lorenzo, a respected Buenos Aires writer and columnist who believes that there was something more to the tragic story of Chico Mandez. Determined, Arturo gains the confidence of Chico’s living family members—his eldest sister, Clara, and Maria Louisa, his ailing mother. As Arturo probes deeper into their memories, Chico’s story begins to unfold.

Through a series of personal interviews, Arturo is able to witness everything about Chico’s life—his survival and rescue from the jungles of Amazon with the help of a colony of chimpanzees, his establishment of a unique theme enterprise for the chimps, his amorous adventures with the love of his life, his rise to athletic stardom with Argentina’s World Cup team, and the sudden kidnapping, which led to his and his father’s tragic deaths. However, there are still unanswered questions that Clara is not willing to answer—despite the fact that the two of them are starting to fall in love. What truth could the Mandez family be keeping from the rest of the world?

With the sport of soccer and romance as strong integral themes, the Mandez Legend purports to be a high-drama adventure saga, overcoming great adversities suitable for the mature family. To discover the true story hidden in The Legend of Chico Mandez, grab a copy of this book today by logging on to

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The Legend of Chico Mandez * by George Herscu
Publication Date: July 16, 2010
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 433 pages; 978-1-4415-8995-8
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 433 pages; 978-1-4415-8996-5

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