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Moi : the making of an African statesman
Morton, Andrew, 1953-
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Publication Information:
London : Michael O'Mara, 1998.
Physical Description:
viii, 216 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits ; 25 cm
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DT433.584 .M67 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
DT433.584 .M67 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ

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This text traces the life and career of one of Africa's longest serving and most controversial leaders, Daniel arap Moi, President of Kenya. Andrew Morton seeks to challenge assumptions about a man routinely written off as a dictator.

Author Notes

Andrew Morton studied history at the University of Sussex, England with a focus on aristocracy and the 1930s. He is the author of numerous biographies featuring the British Royal Family as well as celebrities including Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, and Madonna. His books include Diana: Her True Story, Duchess: An Intimate Portrait of Sarah, Duchess of York, and 17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History, and Meghan: A Hollywood Princess.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

In the first authorized biography of President Daniel arap Moi of Kenya, British journalist Morton (Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words, S. & S., 1997) provides insights into the enigmatic character and political philosophy of one of Africa's longest-serving and most controversial leaders. The book is a conscious attempt to probe Moi's background and besmirched international reputation and present a more objective picture of the man and his times, from Kenya's colonial era to the struggle for independence. Morton asserts compellingly that "pragmatic nationalism, combined with his Christian morality and the tribal culture surrounding the chief, are key elements in understanding Moi as a person and also as a politician." His account is enhanced by excellent photographs. A remarkably rich and compelling read, particularly for students and scholars of African politics, history, and cultural studies. [Morton's next book will be Monica's Story, Monica Lewinsky's account of her relationship with President Clinton.ÄEd.]ÄEdward G. McCormack, Univ. of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Lib., Long Beach (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.