~Dustwrapper unclipped. Size: 194pp. With dw. With illus. Codice inventario libreria
Titolo: Desecration of My Kingdom
Casa editrice: Constable
Data di pubblicazione: 1967
Condizione libro: Very Good+
Edizione: 1st edn.
Descrizione libro Constable, GB, 1967. Hardback. Condizione libro: VG. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG- DW. 1st Edition. Purple cloth with gold lettering to spine. In VG+ condition BUT top and base of spine a little rubbed. Dustwrapper/dustjacket is a bit dust marked / handled and spine is a bit rubbed and creased at top and base. Codice libro della libreria kb309.979
Descrizione libro London: Constable, 1967, 1967. First edition, good tight condition, ex (Worthing) public library with associated marks and stickers to fps and dedication page, in a good unclipped (35s) dust jacket - shelf worn at edges, original violet clothboards with gilt blocking to spine - light fading and bumping to top of spine, 8vo, 8¾" x 5¾", 194 pages internally clean and bright, b/w photographic illustrations ------Contents include: Attacked; Mutesa 1; Mwanga; TheTwentieth Century; Childhood and Education; Cambridge; At Home; Exile; Return; After Independence; Plots; The Present:--------The Kabaka of Buganda (the 'King Freddie' of newspaper headlines) succeeded his father at the age of fifteen in 1939. His country occupies about a quarter of the total area of Uganda, and contains nearly half of its total population. In 1966 he was forced to flee from his palace, then under siege by the troops of Milton Obote, and this book opens with his escape to England. He had been there before; first, in 1946 for two years at Cambridge and eighteen months in the Grenadier Guards; and again in 1953 for two years of exile following the troubles caused by British plans for a unified Uganda.After the hair-raising story of his flight from his blazing palace, the Kabaka recounts the story of his country in a long flash-back, beginning with his great-grandfather Mutesa I welcoming the Victorian explorer Speke on his quest for the source of the Nile. Later chapters deal lucidly, and often wittily, with the subsequent history of his country up to the present day, the intense loyalty displayed by his people towards him, and his own identification with their precarious destiny. Contents:-Attacked: MUTESA I: Mwanga: The Twentieth Century: Childhood and Education: Cambridge: At Home; Exile: Return: After Independence: Plots: The Present. Codice libro della libreria 2549