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Jonas Savimbi: A Key to Africa Hardcover – March 1, 1987

ISBN-13: 978-0913729335 ISBN-10: 0913729337 Edition: 1st American ed

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Paragon House; 1st American ed edition (March 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0913729337
  • ISBN-13: 978-0913729335
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,429,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

Bridgland is a journalist (formerly with Reuters) who has deep knowledge of southern Africa. His biography of Savimbi, leader of the UNITA forces that are attempting to overthrow the government in Angola, is full of the detail and analysis that a good reporter will provide. While pro-Savimbi and UNITA, Bridgland doesn't hide Savimbi's early interest in Maoism and the tactics of Che Guevara. The book also tells the story of Angola from Portuguese colonialism to mid-1986. It shows how Soviet and Cuban aid for the MPLA is countered by American (especially CIA) and South African aid for UNITA. The book's value is in its encyclopedic detail, lively style, and up-to-date information. Its weakness is its undisguised support for Savimbi's cause. For larger collections. John Grotpeter, Political Science Dept., St. Louis Coll. of Pharmacy
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Saksena on September 15, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I read it when I was in Angola as a volunteer for UNAVEM II to better understand the fight for 'Total Independence' by UNITA, Mr. Savimbi's organization. Very engrossing account of Savimbi's extra-ordinary life. Great book to read to understand the geo-politics of south-west africa.
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