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by Martin Meredith

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ISBN:
1586482130
Author:
Martin Meredith
Category:
Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
PublicAffairs (May 28, 2003)
Pages:
272 pages
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1717 kb
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1370 kb
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1960 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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914


University of Stirling.

University of Stirling. Oxford: Public Affairs, 2002. Mugabe and the tragedy of Zimbabwe (in the USA). Mugabe : power and. plunder in Zimbabwe presents us with an overview of Mugabe’s rule since inde-.

A good history of Mugabe and his rise and control in Zimbabwe. Gives a picture of just how bad a guy he is and how he has destroyed the economy of the country.

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Robert Mugabe came to power in Zimbabwe in 1980 after a long civil war in Rhodesia

Robert Mugabe came to power in Zimbabwe in 1980 after a long civil war in Rhodesia. The white minority government had become an international outcast in refusing to give in to the inevitability of black majority rule. Over time, Mugabe has become ever more dictatorial, and seemingly less and less interested in the welfare of his people, treating Zimbabwe's wealth and resources as spoils of war for his inner circle.

Robert Mugabe came to power in Zimbabwe in 1980 after a long civil war in Rhodesia. Finally the defiant white prime minister Ian Smith was forced to step down and Mugabe was elected president. Initially he promised reconciliation between white and blacks, encouraged Zimbabwe's economic and social development, and was admired throughout the world as one of the leaders of the emerging nations and as a model for a transition from colonial leadership.

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Mugabe: Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe's Future. 1903985285 (ISBN13: 9781903985281).

This book does what it says on the tin. It paints the now-familiar picture of Mugabe as a power-crazy despot whose . It paints the now-familiar picture of Mugabe as a power-crazy despot whose cronies have embezzled at the country's expense. There is no criticism of Britain's role in determining the slow pace of land reform that has led to the current crisis.

He has written several books on Africa and its modern history

He has written several books on Africa and its modern history.

Book by Meredith, Martin
  • Runeterror
Excellent read by one of the foremost authors on stories touching on the continent of African. Well researched and stitched together. From the first Meredith book that i read - 'State of Africa' - his understanding of the socio political environment and economies of Africa is solid. Pity that he wrote the book before the rather ignominious exit by Mugabe.
  • Jothris
This slim paperback delivers a fairly concise, brief and dispassionate review of Mugabes life and years in power, from his early days right up to 2007. It is written in impartial journalistic style, and includes some useful anecdotes and eyewitness accounts, as well as many recycled references from other works on the subject.

It reveals a changed country that is unrecognizable to anyone who left before c. 1995, and provides an entertaining recap for anyone who stayed in the country past the year 2000.
  • Anarasida
A good history of Mugabe and his rise and control in Zimbabwe. Gives a picture of just how bad a guy he is and how he has destroyed the economy of the country.
  • Hystana
The book grabs you by the collar and takes you on a roller coaster ride, which is saying a lot for a non-fiction book. It paints a sad story of a country of great potential, and much as the African in me wants to resist the undeniable narrative that Mugabe is a crackpot dictator, the facts and their presentation bear the author out. This, for me, was the most compelling of Meredith's books on Africa!
  • Soustil
As usual with Mr Meredith, a well written and researched book. Had he written this earlier and I had read it earlier I would not have held on to living in Zimbabwe, hoping for a change. At the end of the day, the leopard Mugabe has not changed his spots but has demonstrated to the world, that whatever your opinion of him, he is still a master politician. A recommended read for anyone who wants to understand the man or even the convoluted machinations of African politics.
  • Dogrel
2 stars is not a judgment on the quality of this work. No, the low rating is due to the misleading title of the book. As an earlier reviewer suspected, this book simply is a "revised and updated" version of "Our Votes, Our Guns" -- which I already own! Needless to say, I would not have purchased this book had I known that. Yes there is a small footnote on the BACK OF THE BOOK, but you don't see that until the book arrives.

Furthermore, Meredith doesn't even provide and introduction telling one just what parts he has updated or revised. I'm sure this version contains valuable commentary on events since the earlier book, but there's no easy way to find the new material.

Overall I'm sure the book still is a valuable introduction to the insanity that is the Mugabe regime (that's why I gave it 2 stars rather than 1). If, however, you have read the earlier "Our Votes, Our Guns," save your money and wait for "Dinner with Mugabe" to be released.
  • რฉςh
I served briefly in Mugabe's Zimbabwe as a transiting diplomat in 1998 after the bombings of our East African embassies. I was astounded how someone could spit in the face of the economic forces that provided him with the lavish lifestyle he so enjoyed. This book does an excellent job of portraying the nascence and subsequent decay of one of the world's most corrupted minds. The breadbasket of Africa was turned into desert by this man. Everyone should read this book.
Any who are interested in Africa post II World War History should read this book to get a hint of how these today dictators have an amazing backgrounds. Mugabe is just one of then but actually the older, is currently more than 90 years old, is also the oldest head of state; I highly recommend this text.