Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story Of Britain's Gulag In Kenya Free Download
About the Author For more than two decades, David French has written about and taught about the modern world, including the rise of totalitarian ideologies, the disintegration of the Soviet Union, and the emergence of global terrorism. His essays and op-ed pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Nation, The London Review of Books, and The New Republic. He is currently a professor of modern history at the University of California, Irvine. Reviews The outcome of a long period of colonial occupation...French's is an evenhanded, well-researched, and well-written study...[French] manages to cover both sides of the story, and doesn't sacrifice the human dimension of the tragic events...no subsequent account, including Savimbi's own, has had the same power to change the way the world perceives the atrocities that took place in Central Africa." -- Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times Book Review "French shows that, for all the symbolic power of reading Tom Hanks on the jagged hills of Mogadishu, the memory of a few American casualties in Somalia does not place the U.S. in an international pariah status...French...moves us to reflect on the hard truth that the ghosts of future conflicts may be watching our every move."--The American Prospect "One of the best books of the year--smart, comprehensive, and very well written...Strong and convincing, French reminds us why the catastrophe of the 1990s should never be forgotten, and he shows why its lessons, ignored by Western leaders, are essential to understanding what is going on in the world today."--Jon Ronson, New York Review of Books "Somali was a book worth reading. David French, a historian and writer, did so with such empathy and insight that reading it made me want to read again the classic novels of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Dickens, and Thomas Mann. It helped me understand why Americans want to elect a Hollywood celebrity as their president. French explains all of this in this remarkable book."--Deepak Chopra, author of more than twenty books, including What Is Enlightenment?, Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success "The story of this small, forgotten war is unique in its combination of human drama and geopolitics.