Bring me my machine gun : the battle for the soul of South Africa from Mandela to Zuma
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New York : PublicAffairs, [2009].
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Central Adult Nonfiction
968.065 RUSSE
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Award-winning journalist Alec Russell was in South Africa to witness the fall of apartheid and the remarkable reconciliation of Nelson Mandela's rule; and returned in 2007-2008 to see Mandela's successor, Thabo Mbeki, fritter away the country's reputation. South Africa is now perched on a precipice, as it prepares to elect Jacob Zuma as president—signaling a potential slide back to the bad old days of post-colonial African leadership, and disaster for a country that was once the beacon of the continent.

Drawing on his long relationships with all the key senior figures including Mandela, Mbeki, Desmond Tutu, and Zuma, and a host of South Africans he has known over the years—including former activists turned billionaires and reactionary Boers—Alec Russell's Bring Me My Machine Gun is a beautifully told and expertly researched account of South Africa's great tragedy: the tragedy of hope unfulfilled.

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Book
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First edition.
Physical Desc:
xxii, 312 pages ; 24.
Street Date:
0904.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781586487386 (hardcover), 1586487388 (hardcover)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Russell, A. (2009). Bring me my machine gun: the battle for the soul of South Africa from Mandela to Zuma. First edition. New York: PublicAffairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Russell, Alec, 1966-. 2009. Bring Me My Machine Gun: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa From Mandela to Zuma. New York: PublicAffairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Russell, Alec, 1966-, Bring Me My Machine Gun: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa From Mandela to Zuma. New York: PublicAffairs, 2009.

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Russell, Alec. Bring Me My Machine Gun: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa From Mandela to Zuma. First edition. New York: PublicAffairs, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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