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Revolution In Zanzibar : An American's Cold War Tale - Don Petterson

Revolution In Zanzibar

An American's Cold War Tale

Paperback Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780813342689
Number Of Pages: 304

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The Cold War exploded in Zanzibar in 1964 when African rebels slaughtered one of every ten Arabs. Led by a strange, messianic Ugandan, Cuban-trained factions headed the rebels, making Zanzibar (in the eyes of Washington) a potentially cancerous base for the communist subversion of mainland Africa. Exotic Zanzibar - fabled island of spices, former slave-trading entrepot, and stepping-off point for 19th century expeditions into the vast interior of the Dark Continent - had succumbed to the terror of 20th century revolution and Cold War intrigue.In the vivid, eyewitness tradition of "The Bang Bang Club" and "The Skull beneath the Skin," Donald Petterson weaves an engrossing tale of human drama played out against a background of violence and horror. As the only American in Zanzibar throughout the revolution, Petterson reports with the inside authority of a highly placed diplomatic observer, illuminating how the current troubles in Zanzibar are rooted in the Cold War and the revolution of 1964.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of Acronymsp. xiii
Prologuep. xv
The Spice Islandp. 3
Before the Stormp. 13
On the Evep. 33
Revolution: Day Onep. 47
Day Twop. 71
Under Arrestp. 91
Holding the Fortp. 105
People's Republicp. 121
Out and Backp. 137
The Cold War Comes to Zanzibarp. 155
Starting overp. 157
Red Tide Risingp. 171
Unionp. 189
UPS and Downsp. 211
DéJà Vup. 237
Kwaherip. 255
Epiloguep. 265
Notesp. 273
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780813342689
ISBN-10: 0813342686
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1