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Title:Africa: A Modern History
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Publisher:Atlantic Books (UK)
ISBN:1843541769
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Number of Pages:1028
Category:Africa, Non fiction, History, Politics

Africa: A Modern History by Guy Arnold

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Africa: A Modern History Guy Arnold has specialised in African and Third World affairs for the last years and is the author of books on these themes In this text he provides a landmark modern history of the world s most troubled and misunderstood continent

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Held Fast for England: G.A. Henty, Imperialist Boys' Writer, Britain Since 1945: Choice, Conflict And Change, Datelines Of World History, In the Footsteps of George Borrow: A Journey Through Spain and Portugal, Great Or Poor, America and Britain: Was There Ever a Special Relationship?, Africa: A Modern History, Nuclear Energy (Facts on), Journey Round Turkey, Maverick State: Gaddafi and the New World Order
The end of the Second World War heralded the rapid end of European African empires In only four African countries were independent by thirty African states created the Organization of African Unity Despite numerous problems the s were a time of optimism as Africans enjoyed their new independence By the s however the high hopes of the s had been dashed Dictatorships by strongmen corruption civil wars genocide widespread poverty and the interventions and manipulations of the major world powers had all relegated Africa to the position of a Third World basket case the poorest and least developed continent on the planet In i Africa A Modern History i Guy Arnold brings a lifetime of thought and experience to his examination of the continent during these momentous years He argues that imperialism has cast a long shadow and differentiates between external pressures to control Africa and the internal failures of its leadership Additionally he asks whether twenty first century Africa can promote its own recovery and renaissance At one thousand pages and with more than fifty maps and fifty illustrations i Africa A Modern History i will become the definitive reference work on Africa in the twentieth century, Northern and Central Turkey possess the three key ingredients which give both excitement and interest to a travel book rugged and spectacular scenery a fiercely independent yet hospitable people and an ancient and ever present history br br In i Journey Round Turkey i Guy Arnold makes outstanding use of these ingredients Vivid and rewarding this book narrates the second stage of the journey of exploration and discovery that began by the author with i Down the Danube i his account of and earlier expedition undertaken from the Black Forest to the Black Sea br br For this second stage the author chose two of the great rivers of the ancient world and used them as his line of march and as the parameters of his journey into the harsh life of Central Turkey The longest river in Turkey the Kizil Irmak runs in a great curve across the centre of the country It is the Halys of the ancient world and once formed the boundary of the Lydian Empire The Yesil Irmak is the Isis of antiquity and part of its course runs along the old caravan route from the Black Sea to Baghdad, No description available, Britain s political and military elite has for decades nurtured the idea that enduring ties bind the interests of London and Washington in good times and bad Irrespective of the end of the Cold War the attacks and the economic rise of the East these links are allegedly impregnable But how accurate a picture is this Are the British engaged in a monumental act of self delusion br Guy Arnold investigates the American disease at the heart of Whitehall which he argues has tied British policies too closely to those of Washington The special relationship became a Foreign Office priority and gave Britain the illusion of power it no longer enjoyed As Churchill put it acidly the British and the Americans were stuck with each other a junior partner and a senior partner respectively For the Americans it provided a way of keeping Britain on side but in return Washington accelerated Britain s imperial decline br The Americans always saw Britain in Europe as a Trojan Horse to safeguard their interests and as a military outpost for their global ambitions They derided or ignored the special relationship even in their dealings with Thatcher and Blair and latterly the Foreign Office has failed to convince President Obama of its unique importance br