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The Biafra Story: The Making of an African Legend by [Forsyth, Frederick]
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A fearless act of journalism in 1960s Nigeria and the true story behind the international bestselling novel The Dogs of War.
 
The Nigerian civil war of the late 1960s was one of the first occasions when Western consciences were awakened and deeply affronted by the level of suffering and the scale of atrocity being played out in the African continent. This was thanks not just to advances in communication technology but to the courage and journalistic skills of foreign correspondents like Frederick Forsyth, who had already earned an enviable reputation for tenacity and accuracy working for Reuters and the BBC.
 
In The Biafra Story, Forsyth reveals the depth of the British Government’s active involvement in the conflict—information which many in power would have preferred to remain secret. General Gowon’s genocide of the Biafran people was facilitated by a ready supply of British arms and advice. Still tragically relevant in its depiction of global affairs, this powerful book also launched Frederick Forsyth to literary stardom by providing him with the background material for The Dogs of War.
 
The dramatic events and shocking political exposures, all delivered with Forsyth’s bold and perceptive style, makes The Biafra Story a compelling lesson in courage.

About the Author

Frederick Forsyth has written a succession of major best sellers, many of which have been turned into box office blockbusters. Dogs of War, The Fourth Protocol, The Day of the Jackal, The Deceivers to name but four all bear the stamp of his masterly story telling and thorough research.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1428 KB
  • Print Length: 291 pages
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Military (21 March 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ZGOZPF0
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,687 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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