About the Author
Retnowati Abdulgani-Knapp is a graduate from the Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia in 1968. A former banker in New York City, USA, and now a business consultant in Indonesia, she lives in Bangkok and London. Her father, Roeslan Abdulgani, was an Indonesian statesman who had close personal and professional contact with President Soeharto. It was a relationship that has enabled her to capture the essence of his life from a uniquely different perspective. She had direct contact with the former president, his children and family during the writing of the book. This is the author's second book on contemporary Indonesian history. Her background gives her the capacity and authority to explain the country's history and development.