By David F. Anderson
Publish yr note: First released in 2005
In "a gripping narrative that's all yet most unlikely to place down" (Joseph C. Miller), Histories of the Hanged exposes the long-hidden colonial crimes of the British in Kenya. This groundbreaking paintings tells how the brutal battle among the colonial govt and the insurrectionist Mau Mau among 1952 and 1960 ruled the ultimate bloody decade of imperialism in East Africa.
Using awesome new facts, David Anderson places the colonial govt on trial with eyewitness testimony from over 800 complaints and formerly unseen data. His examine exonerates the Kikuyu rebels; not often the terrorists they have been considered; and divulges the British to be brutal aggressors in a "dirty war" that concerned leaders on the optimum ranks of the British govt.
This unbelievable piece of scholarship portrays a teetering colonial empire in its ultimate part; utilising no matter what army and propaganda equipment it will probably to maintain an order that can now not carry.
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Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire by David F. Anderson