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Indonesian destinies

Author: Theodore Friend
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap, 2005.
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"How can such a gentle people as we are be so murderous?" a prominent Indonesian asks. That question-and the mysteries of the archipelago's vast contradictions-haunt Theodore Friend's remarkable  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Friend
ISBN: 0674018346 9780674018341
OCLC Number: 61425343
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Awards: Nominated for Pulitzer Prizes 2004
Nominated for Bancroft Prize 2004
Nominated for National Book Awards 2003
Nominated for Lionel Gelber Prize 2004
Nominated for PROSE Awards 2003
Nominated for Arthur Ross Book Award 2004
Description: 640 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Largest Muslim Nation Part I Sukarno 1. Indonesia, the Devouring Nurturer 2. Guided Chaos 3. Ego, Voice, Vertigo 4. Mass Murder Part II Suharto 5. The Smile of Progress 6. The New Majapahit Empire 7. The Sound of Silence 8. The Last Years of Living Securely 9. Behind, Beyond, Beneath the Power Structure 10. Indonesia Burning Part III Succession 11. Forcing Out Suharto 12. Stroke 13. New Leaders, New Islam 14. Election 1999: Reds, Greens, Blues, Yellows 15. East Timor 16. Anarcho-Democracy Epilogue: Sukarno's Daughter in the Palace Chronology Sources Notes Glossary Index
Responsibility: Theodore Friend.


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A major work based on an incomparable first-person experience of a stunningly wide range of critical events and major personalities. Friend seems to have known everyone and been everywhere. -- Read more...

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