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The Resource Angola : a modern military history, 1961-2002, Stephen L. Weigert

Angola : a modern military history, 1961-2002, Stephen L. Weigert

Label
Angola : a modern military history, 1961-2002
Title
Angola
Title remainder
a modern military history, 1961-2002
Statement of responsibility
Stephen L. Weigert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This study is the first comprehensive assessment of warfare in Angola to cover all three phases of the nation's modern history: the anti-colonial struggle, the Cold War phase, and the post-Cold War era. It is also the first to cover, in detail, the final phase of warfare in Angola, 1998-2002, culminating in Jonas Savimbi's death and the signing of the Luena Accord. Author Stephen Weigart offers a controversial account of the strategy of guerrilla warfare employed by the Unita insurgency as well as an assessment of the role and significance of leadership in insurgency. He challenges the conventional view of Jonas Savimbi as a 'student of Mao Zedong' and demonstrates that his strategy of guerrilla warfare represented a more complex and nuanced adaptation of additional influences, notably Colonel George Grivas of the 1950s Cyprus insurgency. Moreover, this account also urges the reader to consider Savimbi's 'charisma' as a character trait which blinded and distracted many from a more sober assessment of his political inclinations (reformer or revolutionary) and his abilities as a military commander"--
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Weigert, Stephen L
Dewey number
967.304
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT1405
LC item number
.W45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola
  • Savimbi, Jonas Malheiro
  • Angola
  • Angola
  • Guerrilla warfare
  • HISTORY / Africa / South / General
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Military / General
Label
Angola : a modern military history, 1961-2002, Stephen L. Weigert
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
703209402
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780230117778
Lccn
2011014071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)703209402
Label
Angola : a modern military history, 1961-2002, Stephen L. Weigert
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
703209402
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780230117778
Lccn
2011014071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)703209402

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