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Indonesian destinies

Author: Theodore Friend
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Theodore Friend's remarkable work is a narrative of Indonesia during the last half century, from the post-war revolution against Dutch imperialism to the unrest of today. Part history, part meditation on a place and a past observed firsthand, Indonesian Destinies penetrates events that gave birth to the world's fourth largest nation and assesses the continuing dangers that threaten to tear it apart."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Friend, Theodore.
Indonesian destinies.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002043937
(OCoLC)51275032
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Friend
ISBN: 9780674037359 0674037359 9780674011373 0674011376
OCLC Number: 456280400
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 628 pages) : illustrations (some color), map
Contents: Prologue: The largest Muslim nation --
SUKARNO: Indonesia, the devouring nurturer --
Guided chaos --
Ego, voice, vertigo --
Mass murder --
SUHARTO: The smile of progress --
The new Majapahit Empire --
The sound of silence --
The last years of living securely --
Behind, beyond, beneath the power structure --
Indonesia burning --
SUCCESSION: Forcing out Suharto --
Smoke --
New leaders, new Islam --
Election 1999: Reds, Greens, Blues, Yellows --
East Timor --
Anarcho-democracy --
Epilogue: Sukarno's daughter in the palace --
Chronology --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Theodore Friend.
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An engaging romp through the 54 years of Indonesia's existence, its scope is a broad one. Part personal memoir, part history, part economic treatise, it makes for a useful (and bang up-to-date) Read more...

 
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