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Authors: Packham, Eric S. 
Book Description:
For three decades, since the sixties, military coups became a ritual of African politics. They consist of self-perpetuating incidents, which spilled into the 1990’s, though on a much smaller scale. This book is a chronological sequence of these events in West Africa. The focus is on the coups in sub-Saharan Africa during these turbulent decades, and what can be done to stop them in Africa’s quest for democracy.
The author chronicles his service with the Gold Coast Regiment in World War Two as well as in the Civil Service of the Gold Coast and Ghana

Table of Contents:
Preface
Part I:
Chapter 1: Pre-War Recollections
Chapter 2: Soldier Days-to the Northern Frontier District of Kenya
Chapter 3: Lance Corporal Sulley Bazabarimi gets his Rifle Butt Nicked
Chapter 4: Into Abyssinia via Italian Somaliland
Chapter 5: A Voyage on the Brighton Belle
Chapter 6: Into Abyssinia
Chapter 7: The Battle of Uaddara
Chapter 8: To Addis Ababa-Eventually, and Soldier Days Finish
Preface
Part II:
Chapter 9: My Initiation into the Work of a District Commissioner,
Chapter 10: A Look Back in History
Chapter 11: British and French Systems of Colonial Rule Compared
Chapter 12: District Commissioner, Juaso
Chapter 13: Life in the Secretariat
Chapter 14: Nkrumah Arrives,
Chapter 15: Public Relations and Civic Development Officer, Northern Territories
Chapter 16: First General Election (1951) and Nkrumah’s First Government
Chapter 17: Nkrumah’s Motion of Destiny and General Election of 1954
Chapter 18: General Election of 1956 and Independence 1957
Chapter 19: Secretary to the Regional Commissioner, Northern Region
Chapter 20: The Party Becomes the Government and Nkrumah Pursues a Policy of “Jet Propulsion,”
Chapter 21: Ghana Becomes a Republic
Chapter 22: The Dawn Broadcast
Chapter 23: “Work and Happiness,”
Chapter 24: Nkrumah and Africa
Chapter 25: The Failure of “National Socialism,”
Chapter 26: What Happened in the Regions
Chapter 27: Nkrumah is Overthrown
Chapter 28: The Second Republic, The National Redemption Council, the Supreme Military Council, the Third Republic, Flight-Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings and the Provisional National Defence Council (P.N.D.C.)
Chapter 29: Critical Reflections
Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2001
   ISBN: 1-56072-939-2
   Status: AV
  
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