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War for Africa: Twelve Months That Transformed a Continent - Fred Bridgland
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Beijing Yanshan Press; 2 (January 1. 2009). paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pages Number: 378 Language: Chinese. Publisher: Beijing Yanshan Press; 2 (2009 1 1 May). Sanyan is quite widely spread in ancient China collection of short stories. plays an important role in literary history. It s easy to understand language. the story twists and turns vivid. powerful and accurate description is the most perfect ideological and artistic The combination of high-profile in the ancient and modern. Three Stories is compiled by Feng Meng-Ming Yu Shiming Yan. Jingshiton... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back., Beijing Yanshan Press; 2 (January 1. 2009), NY and London: Monthly Review Press, 1969. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket Design By Martin Stephen Moskof Assoc. Inc.. 160pp. Black cloth, dark orange ink spine lettering, cream endpapers. Dust jacket price 5.95/54s. 1st printing of the scarce hardcover edition. Galeano's first book translated into English. SIGNED BY AUTHOR to half-title page. 'Eduardo Hughes Galeano (born September 3, 1940) is an Uruguayan journalist whose books have been translated into many languages. His works transcend orthodox genres, combining documentary, fiction, journalism, political analysis, and history. The author himself has denied that he is a historian: "I'm a writer obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America above all and above all that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to amnesia." Galeano was born in Montevideo. He started his career as a journalist in the early 1960s as editor of Marcha, an influential weekly journal which had such contributors as Mario Vargas Llosa, Mario Benedetti, Manuel Maldonado Denis and Roberto Fernández Retamar. For two years he edited the daily Época and worked as editor-in-chief of the University Press. In 1973, a military coup took power in Uruguay; Galeano was imprisoned and later was forced to flee. He settled in Argentina where he founded the cultural magazine, Crisis. In 1976, when the Videla regime took power in Argentina in a bloody military coup, his name was added to the lists of those condemned by the death squads, and he fled again; this time to Spain, where he wrote his famous trilogy: 'Memoria del fuego' (Memory of Fire ). At the beginning of 1985 Galeano returned to Montevideo, where he continues to live. 'Las venas abiertas de América Latina'(The Open Veins of Latin America) is arguably Galeano's best-known work, a powerful indictment of the exploitation of Latin America by foreign powers from the 15th century onwards. It was the first of his many books to be translated by Cedric Belfrage into English that matches the brilliance of the original. It is a classic among students of Latin America. 'Memoria del fuego' (Memory of Fire) is a three-volume narrative of the history of America, North and South. The characters are historical figures; generals, artists, revolutionaries, workers, conquerors and the conquered, who are portrayed in brief episodes which reflect the colonial history of the continent. It starts with pre-Columbian creation myths and ends in the 1980s. It highlights not only the colonial oppression that the continent underwent but particularly the long history of resistance, from individual acts of heroism to mass revolutionary movements. 'Memoria del fuego' was widely praised by reviewers. Galeano was compared to John Dos Passos and Gabriel García Márquez. Ronald Wright wrote in the Times Literary Supplement: "Great writers... dissolve old genres and found new ones. This trilogy by one of South America's most daring and accomplished authors is impossible to classify." In New York Times Book Review Jay Parini praised as perhaps his most daring work 'The Book of Embraces', a collection of short, often lyrical stories presenting Galeano's views on emotion, art, politics, and values, as well as offering a scathing critique of modern capitalistic society and views on an ideal society and mindset. ('The Book of Embraces' was the last book Cedric Belfrage translated before he died in 1991.) Galeano is also an avid football fan; 'Soccer in Sun and Shadow'(1995) is a review of the history of the game. Galeano compares it with a theater performance and with war; he criticizes its unholy alliance with global corporations but attacks leftist intellectuals who reject the game and its attraction to the broad masses for ideological reasons.' - wikipedia. Contents: Introduction to the English Edition; Fury in the Mountains; A Country Within a Country; Brief History of the Victims and the Rebels; The Footprints of Terror; A Premonition of Vietnam?; Ex-Presidents or Traitors; The Unpunished Crimes of Poverty; Anatomy of Submission; Betrayal and Promise in Latin America; Appendix I: The Murd, Monthly Review Press, 1969, Queensway, Gibraltar Ashanti Publishing Ltd. , 1992. Hardcover First Edition [1990]; Second Printing [1991]. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of moderate use. The Book shows moderate wear to the extremities, very slight spine lean; considerable rubbing to the panels; the faintest soiling; the binding is secure; the text clean, but an inked price and another small bit of writing have been blacked out with marker pen at the front free endpaper. The DJ shows moderate rubbing and a hint of soiling; considerable wear to the extremities, with several short, closed tears and scant loss to chipping and rubbing; unclipped. A structurally sound and tightly bound copy, showing some wear, but with a clean text in a lightly worn but intact DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 403 pages. Endpaper Maps. Liberally illustrated with photographs in Color and black & white. Numerous Maps in black & white. First Edition [1990]; Second Printing [1991]. Hardback with DJ. An ambitious title but one that in retrospect may be accurate. This book covers the period from summer 1987 to summer 1988, encompassing South African Defense Force Operations Moduler, Hooper, and Packer, also known more widely for the fighting around Cuito Cuanavale, Angola. It is that last, Cuito Cuanavale, that remains even today, some 24 years later, a hotly debated and contentious topic fraught with issues of race, ideology, memory, and pain. There is a struggle, a war over memory when it comes to this twelve-month period in history. The author addresses some of that in the end of the book. But it is best probably to let the reader make up their own mind about victory, defeat, the tactical, the political, goals met and goals unachieved. To quote Trotsky, "If you want the truth you must first compare the lies." Not to say that this is a book full of lies. It is actually very even handed sticking more to the experience of the events than an evaluation of the events. What the author does very well in this text is take you into the fighting on the ground and in the air in southern Angola in 1987-1988. The author is a journalist but the writing approach is less hard, factual, pyramid journalism and more akin to the personal interest and storytelling model. The writing makes for very easy and quick reading in its choice of anecdotes, syntax, and organization. The author was limited in his access to the Angolan and Cuban/Soviet side of the story so it is mostly told from the South African experience. It must be remembered that the author was responsible at the time for revealing that South Africa indeed had troops in Angola contrary to the official reports. He expressed hope in the introduction that someday the other side of the story will be fully told. What the reader gets is a good narrative of the operations at all levels from the front line troepie to the heads of state and their representatives negotiating a settlement. The personal stories ... usually two or three pages each, are compelling and honest. Especially riveting is the violence and the frustration that occurred in the Three Battles for the Tumpo Triangle. The attentive reader will gain a great understanding not just of the organization, methods, and ethos of the various sides engaged in this epic Cold War struggle for Southern Africa but of the Clausewitzian nature of war itself. How the actions of a few on the ground reverberate in the policy choices and negotiations at the strategic level and how sometimes the frustrating limitations at the tactical level are required at the strategic in order to achieve the political goals of the state. Basically you gain a full understanding that war is a continuation of politics and is conducted ultimately with a political aim. This book is one of the best at laying this out and explaining it through real events, actions, and restrictions that I have encountered. Returning to the title and its claim of continental transformation it is important to remember that the events in this book occurred near the end of the Col War - that they are part of the largely ignored and little understood ideological struggle that was The Cold War. Africa was a central area of big-power contention in the Cold War. Proxy wars and remnants of de-colonization mingled into a potent and explosive mix. On one side of this struggle fighting shoulder to shoulder were soldiers of Angola, SWAPO, ANC, Cuba, East Germany, the Soviet Union and their allies on the other opposing side was UNITA supported by the CIA and working with the international pariah South Africa. It was a struggle for ideological dominance and patronage. When it was over in Africa,the US was gone, the Soviets, Cubans, and East Germans were gone. Namibia's fate was decided by ballot and not by the bullet. South Africa itself would soon enter into transition from Apartheid to the Rainbow Nation and the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact were soon dissolved. In the end this is a very good book about a forgotten conflict in a forgotten war. Highly recommended. , Ashanti Publishing Ltd. , 1992.

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Electronic Industry Press, 2013-03-01. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pub Date :2013-03-01 Pages: 199 Publisher: Electronic Industry Press livelihoods polar bears a tough . honest cute Antarctic penguins. polar throughout the year shuttling between Arctic Tern . the magic of Everest Bing Talin . strange Antarctic sunrise and sunset. as well as establishment of the station in the Antarctic dying. every now and then a hot air balloon explosion Everest . Everest Olympic torch pass . ice research vessel was trapped ...... the story of the science : Adven... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back., Electronic Industry Press, 2013-03-01, Queensway, Gibraltar Ashanti Publishing Ltd. , 1992. Hardcover First Edition [1990]; Second Printing [1991]. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of moderate use. The Book shows moderate wear to the extremities, very slight spine lean; considerable rubbing to the panels; the faintest soiling; the binding is secure; the text clean, but an inked price and another small bit of writing have been blacked out with marker pen at the front free endpaper. The DJ shows moderate rubbing and a hint of soiling; considerable wear to the extremities, with several short, closed tears and scant loss to chipping and rubbing; unclipped. A structurally sound and tightly bound copy, showing some wear, but with a clean text in a lightly worn but intact DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 403 pages. Endpaper Maps. Liberally illustrated with photographs in Color and black & white. Numerous Maps in black & white. First Edition [1990]; Second Printing [1991]. Hardback with DJ. An ambitious title but one that in retrospect may be accurate. This book covers the period from summer 1987 to summer 1988, encompassing South African Defense Force Operations Moduler, Hooper, and Packer, also known more widely for the fighting around Cuito Cuanavale, Angola. It is that last, Cuito Cuanavale, that remains even today, some 24 years later, a hotly debated and contentious topic fraught with issues of race, ideology, memory, and pain. There is a struggle, a war over memory when it comes to this twelve-month period in history. The author addresses some of that in the end of the book. But it is best probably to let the reader make up their own mind about victory, defeat, the tactical, the political, goals met and goals unachieved. To quote Trotsky, "If you want the truth you must first compare the lies." Not to say that this is a book full of lies. It is actually very even handed sticking more to the experience of the events than an evaluation of the events. What the author does very well in this text is take you into the fighting on the ground and in the air in southern Angola in 1987-1988. The author is a journalist but the writing approach is less hard, factual, pyramid journalism and more akin to the personal interest and storytelling model. The writing makes for very easy and quick reading in its choice of anecdotes, syntax, and organization. The author was limited in his access to the Angolan and Cuban/Soviet side of the story so it is mostly told from the South African experience. It must be remembered that the author was responsible at the time for revealing that South Africa indeed had troops in Angola contrary to the official reports. He expressed hope in the introduction that someday the other side of the story will be fully told. What the reader gets is a good narrative of the operations at all levels from the front line troepie to the heads of state and their representatives negotiating a settlement. The personal stories ... usually two or three pages each, are compelling and honest. Especially riveting is the violence and the frustration that occurred in the Three Battles for the Tumpo Triangle. The attentive reader will gain a great understanding not just of the organization, methods, and ethos of the various sides engaged in this epic Cold War struggle for Southern Africa but of the Clausewitzian nature of war itself. How the actions of a few on the ground reverberate in the policy choices and negotiations at the strategic level and how sometimes the frustrating limitations at the tactical level are required at the strategic in order to achieve the political goals of the state. Basically you gain a full understanding that war is a continuation of politics and is conducted ultimately with a political aim. This book is one of the best at laying this out and explaining it through real events, actions, and restrictions that I have encountered. Returning to the title and its claim of continental transformation it is important to remember that the events in this book occurred near the end of the Col War - that they are part of the largely ignored and little understood ideological struggle that was The Cold War. Africa was a central area of big-power contention in the Cold War. Proxy wars and remnants of de-colonization mingled into a potent and explosive mix. On one side of this struggle fighting shoulder to shoulder were soldiers of Angola, SWAPO, ANC, Cuba, East Germany, the Soviet Union and their allies on the other opposing side was UNITA supported by the CIA and working with the international pariah South Africa. It was a struggle for ideological dominance and patronage. When it was over in Africa,the US was gone, the Soviets, Cubans, and East Germans were gone. Namibia's fate was decided by ballot and not by the bullet. South Africa itself would soon enter into transition from Apartheid to the Rainbow Nation and the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact were soon dissolved. In the end this is a very good book about a forgotten conflict in a forgotten war. Highly recommended. , Ashanti Publishing Ltd. , 1992.

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Queensway, Gibraltar Ashanti Publishing Ltd. , 1992. Hardcover First Edition [1990]; Second Printing [1991]. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of moderate use. The Book shows moderate wear to the extremities, very slight spine lean; considerable rubbing to the panels; the faintest soiling; the binding is secure; the text clean, but an inked price and another small bit of writing have been blacked out with marker pen at the front free endpaper. The DJ shows moderate rubbing and a hint of soiling; considerable wear to the extremities, with several short, closed tears and scant loss to chipping and rubbing; unclipped. A structurally sound and tightly bound copy, showing some wear, but with a clean text in a lightly worn but intact DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 403 pages. Endpaper Maps. Liberally illustrated with photographs in Color and black & white. Numerous Maps in black & white. First Edition [1990]; Second Printing [1991]. Hardback with DJ. An ambitious title but one that in retrospect may be accurate. This book covers the period from summer 1987 to summer 1988, encompassing South African Defense Force Operations Moduler, Hooper, and Packer, also known more widely for the fighting around Cuito Cuanavale, Angola. It is that last, Cuito Cuanavale, that remains even today, some 24 years later, a hotly debated and contentious topic fraught with issues of race, ideology, memory, and pain. There is a struggle, a war over memory when it comes to this twelve-month period in history. The author addresses some of that in the end of the book. But it is best probably to let the reader make up their own mind about victory, defeat, the tactical, the political, goals met and goals unachieved. To quote Trotsky, "If you want the truth you must first compare the lies." Not to say that this is a book full of lies. It is actually very even handed sticking more to the experience of the events than an evaluation of the events. What the author does very well in this text is take you into the fighting on the ground and in the air in southern Angola in 1987-1988. The author is a journalist but the writing approach is less hard, factual, pyramid journalism and more akin to the personal interest and storytelling model. The writing makes for very easy and quick reading in its choice of anecdotes, syntax, and organization. The author was limited in his access to the Angolan and Cuban/Soviet side of the story so it is mostly told from the South African experience. It must be remembered that the author was responsible at the time for revealing that South Africa indeed had troops in Angola contrary to the official reports. He expressed hope in the introduction that someday the other side of the story will be fully told. What the reader gets is a good narrative of the operations at all levels from the front line troepie to the heads of state and their representatives negotiating a settlement. The personal stories ... usually two or three pages each, are compelling and honest. Especially riveting is the violence and the frustration that occurred in the Three Battles for the Tumpo Triangle. The attentive reader will gain a great understanding not just of the organization, methods, and ethos of the various sides engaged in this epic Cold War struggle for Southern Africa but of the Clausewitzian nature of war itself. How the actions of a few on the ground reverberate in the policy choices and negotiations at the strategic level and how sometimes the frustrating limitations at the tactical level are required at the strategic in order to achieve the political goals of the state. Basically you gain a full understanding that war is a continuation of politics and is conducted ultimately with a political aim. This book is one of the best at laying this out and explaining it through real events, actions, and restrictions that I have encountered. Returning to the title and its claim of continental transformation it is important to remember that the events in this book occurred near the end of the Col War - that they are part of the largely ignored and little understood ideological struggle that was The Cold War. Africa was a central area of big-power contention in the Cold War. Proxy wars and remnants of de-colonization mingled into a potent and explosive mix. On one side of this struggle fighting shoulder to shoulder were soldiers of Angola, SWAPO, ANC, Cuba, East Germany, the Soviet Union and their allies on the other opposing side was UNITA supported by the CIA and working with the international pariah South Africa. It was a struggle for ideological dominance and patronage. When it was over in Africa,the US was gone, the Soviets, Cubans, and East Germans were gone. Namibia's fate was decided by ballot and not by the bullet. South Africa itself would soon enter into transition from Apartheid to the Rainbow Nation and the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact were soon dissolved. In the end this is a very good book about a forgotten conflict in a forgotten war. Highly recommended. , Ashanti Publishing Ltd. , 1992.

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[SR: 2493208], Hardcover, [EAN: 9781874800125], Ashanti, Ashanti, Book, [PU: Ashanti], Ashanti, Before southern Africa's peace there came the war. Between August 1987 and July 1988 Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, the south African Defence Force, Angolan government forces directed by Soviet officers and an Angolan opposition guerrilla army trained by Red China, France and the United States clashed in the biggest land battles in the history of black Africa. It was a fierce collision of ideologies and of modern warplanes, missiles and tanks across one of the world's most remote and undeveloped terrains known to Angola's former Portuguese colonial rulers as the Land at the End of the Earth. Thousands of men died and thousands more were terribly maimed. Weapons and ammunition worth billions of collars were destroyed and expended. The Angolan economy was crippled. The budgets of Cuba, South Africa and the Soviet Union were subjected to terrible strains. It was a War for Africa's very soul. It culminated in a peace agreement, the New York Accords, signed on 22 December 1988,. The reader will learn what it is like to encounter an advanced Soviet MiG fighter in a French Mirage warplane 30,000 feet above the forests of Africa; what emotion grip a reconnaissance commando lying unseen inside Cuban lines within feet of enemy soldiers; how it feels in an armoured car to face a Soviet T-55 tank at just 30 feet in burning bush and swirling dust and smoke. This is, however, far more than just an account of men in battle. Woven through are details of the political background to the conflict and the diplomatic initiatives which governed the lives and deaths of young Cuban, South African and Angolan men at the front. It is, all in all, a story of African fighting on an unprecedented scale, the international intrigue spanning several continents, and the new opportunities it opened up for democracy to 100 million people in five countries., 4762, Africa, 4763, Algeria, 4997, Egypt, 4773, Ethiopia, 4781, Kenya, 4793, Nigeria, 4798, South Africa, 4799, Sudan, 4807, Zimbabwe, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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