Omar Al-Bashir and Africa’s Longest War (ePub)
President Omar al-Bashir is Africa’s and arguably Arabia’s most controversial leader. In power since 1989, he is the first sitting head of state to be issued with an arrest warrant, for war crimes, by International Criminal Court.
He has been a central personality in Islamic and African politics, as well as a love-to-hate figure for the US in the ‘war on terror’.
For military history readers, Al-Bashir is a field marshal who has fought possibly the world’s longest conflict. Modern Sudan has been embroiled in war since 1955.
No proper biography has been written on him before. Nor has there been a comprehensive military history of Sudan. The book briefly covers the military background until independence. Then it dissects the long north-south civil war until Bashir’s Islamist military coup in 1989. Thereafter it narrates the wars in the east, south, west (in Darfur), International political and military intervention is also factored in.
The author draws on in-depth one-on-one interviews with Bashir himself and his family and close political, military and intelligence colleagues.
The author has provided a comprehensive view of the war in the Sudan and of President Al-Bashir. An important addition to the published knowledge of a seriously troubled region and a very readable account.Firetrench
President Omar al-Bashir is Africa’s and arguably Arabia’s most controversial leader. In power since 1989, he is the first sitting head of state to be issued with an arrest warrant, for war crimes, by International Criminal Court. The author draws on in-depth one-on-one interviews with Bashir himself and his family and close political, military and intelligence colleagues.Pennant, Journal of the Forces Pension Society
'As of yet no other biography has been written about the African dictator so this provides a fresh light on the previously mysterious President of Sudan.'Cardiff Times
- Paul Moorcraft speaks to ABC News about his new book and his recent meeting with 'Omar Al-Bashir', the President of Sudan
The Warlords (ePub)
In THE WAR LORDS, Field Marshal Lord Carver has assembled an engrossing series of short, detailed biographies of forty-three of the dominant military commanders of the twentieth century century, American, British, German and French: Field-Marshal the Earl Alexander, E.H.H. Allenby, Claude Auchinleck, Field-Marshal Sir, Omar N. Bradley, General of the Army, Andrew Browne Cunningham, Admiral of the Fleet the Viscount, Karl Doenitz, Admiral, Hugh C.T. Dowding, Air Chief Marshal, Dwight D. Eisenhower, General of the Army, Ferdinand Foch, Bernard Freyberg, Lieutenant-General Lord, Heinz Guderian, General,…By Michael Carver
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