The Last King of Scotland (E–book)


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    summary ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Giles Foden The Last King of Scotland (E–book) So what did we learn?1 If you’re a white guy who hangs around with a black dictator and the black dictator gets thrown out you run out of f

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    The Last King of Scotland (E–book) summary ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Giles Foden This was a fascinating work of historical fiction that takes the reader right into the terrifying and often times comically surreal actions of a brutal African dictator The entire novel is a first person account told through the eyes

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    characters The Last King of Scotland The Last King of Scotland (E–book) Giles Foden ✓ 9 download Well if I didn't already think Amin was a whacko this book would certainly serve to cement that perception The fictional doctor becomes a confidante of the dictator which seems like a precarious position But not only does his cruelty come through but also many humorous situations ensue I can't really say I know what to believe about this plot

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    characters The Last King of Scotland The Last King of Scotland (E–book) Giles Foden ✓ 9 download Well written and well researched This novel is about the life of the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin 19238 2003 and w

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    characters The Last King of Scotland The Last King of Scotland (E–book) Giles Foden ✓ 9 download The Last King of Scotland is a fictional novel about Uganda and the rise and fall of Idi Amin as told through th

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    summary ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Giles Foden The Last King of Scotland (E–book) Giles Foden ✓ 9 download This book was most of all a big disappointment I have seen and loved the movie and it deals with a part of history that many people uh including myself know little about but is characterised by excess that should make for an emotionally engaging storyHowever instead of focusing on the broader events the book chooses to recount very limited experiences of one character This wouldn't be so bad if the protagonist in uestion wasn't o

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    The Last King of Scotland (E–book) The movie was definitely better

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    The Last King of Scotland (E–book) Giles Foden ✓ 9 download summary ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Giles Foden Yes it has been uite a few years since I watched the movie In searching for something to read that would be different from my usual choices I landed here This is a very well written offering of historical fiction

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    summary ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Giles Foden The Last King of Scotland (E–book) Giles Foden ✓ 9 download Having lived in Uganda on and off for over 5 years I was under the false impression that Idi Amin was simply another ruthless African military dictator Open and shut Did Amin govern Uganda with an iron fist? Without a doubt Were over 300000 Ugandans murdered during his presidency? It's a historical fact Was Amin an uneducated eccen

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    Giles Foden ✓ 9 download summary ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Giles Foden The Last King of Scotland (E–book) Solid work with very complex but still relevant discussion of the role of toxic colonialism on the colonized and the unwillingness of Europeans to address their direct culpability in the past and current genocidal wars in Africa

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Giles Foden ✓ 9 download summary ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Giles Foden characters The Last King of Scotland Oth fascinated and appalled As Uganda plunges into civil chaos he realises action is imperative but which way should he jum. Having lived in Uganda on and off for over 5 years I was under the false impression that Idi Amin was simply another ruthless African military dictator Open and shut Did Amin govern Uganda with an iron fist Without a doubt Were over 300000 Ugandans murdered during his presidency It s a historical fact Was Amin an uneducated eccentric baffoon By western standards yes However as you ll be able to observe from this documentary Amin was very popular throughout black Africa especially in Uganda I have spoken with Ugandans whose parents were slaughtered by Amin that still think he was a great leader of Uganda When Amin died in 2003 there was a massive popular outcry for him to be given a state funeral in Kampala How is this possible When Amin came to power in 1971 he was the darling of the British government who described him as a splendid type Shortly thereafter Amin provided a state funeral for the popular and exiled Bugandan king Mutesa Also he freed numerous political prisoners who had been wrongfully detained by Milton Obote s regime He was famous for throwing lavish parties and personally entertaining guests from all parts of the world In the begining Amin was committed to democratic government and free elections At various points during his administration he had the financial and military backing of the UK USA Israel and Saudi Arabia Admittedly Amin was a soilder and not a politician While Amin was a murderous African dictator was he any worse than his contemporaries or his successors in black Africa Certainly Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire and Daniel arap Moi of Kenya have comparable amounts of blood on their hands As cold blooded as this may sound in the geo political context of sub Saharan Africa Amin s biggest fault was his inability to cover his tracks At issue this book is an entertaining read for anyone interested in Ugandan history and current affairs Moreover it provides a fictional medium to envision the many layers of a megalomaniac

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Giles Foden ✓ 9 download summary ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Giles Foden characters The Last King of Scotland What would it be like to become Idi Amin's personal physician The Last King of Scotland is the story of a young Scottish do. Well if I didn t already think Amin was a whacko this book would certainly serve to cement that perception The fictional doctor becomes a confidante of the dictator which seems like a precarious position But not only does his cruelty come through but also many humorous situations ensue I can t really say I know what to believe about this plot I m sure it was well researched And we all know about Amin s arrogance and violence but hypochondria Interesting

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Giles Foden ✓ 9 download summary ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Giles Foden characters The Last King of Scotland Ctor drawn into the heart of the Ugandan dictator's surreal and brutal regimePrivy to Amin's thoughts and ambitions he is b. This book was most of all a big disappointment I have seen and loved the movie and it deals with a part of history that many people uh including myself know little about but is characterised by excess that should make for an emotionally engaging storyHowever instead of focusing on the broader events the book chooses to recount very limited experiences of one character This wouldn t be so bad if the protagonist in uestion wasn t one of the most spineless passive and self absorbed twits I ve read about He spends the first half of the book trying to get laid and once that fails there seems absolutely to reason for him to stay in Uganda Yet he does The author might be trying to portray him as suffering from some kind of Stockholm syndrome and his unhealthy and OK inexplicable obsession with Amin might suggest this but there is simply no way to tell as he doesn t seem to have any motivation or will of his own And while he can t necessarily be blamed for lack of action the unfortunate conclusion is that he s simply choosing to ignore the suffering so clearly going on around him because he s too lazypassive to start doing something useful Or likely because the plot reuires him to stay It also means that the narrative goes off tangent during uite freuent streams of consciousness which while realistic detracts from the the plot such as it is in an uh unnecessary attempt to seem artyIt could have been a great book The story was there waiting to be told Some snippets made it through but simply not enough

  • Paperback
  • 345
  • The Last King of Scotland
  • Giles Foden
  • English
  • 01 October 2020
  • 9780571195640