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Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
Literaire fictie algemeen
Larry Collins,   Dominique Lapierre Freedom at Midnight
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Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

Freedom at Midnight

€ 22.95

Fifty years ago, seconds after midnight on 14-15 August 1947, the Union Jack, emblazoned with the Star of India, began its final journey down the flagstaff of Viceroy's House, New Delhi. One fifth of humanity claimed their independence from the greatest empire history has ever seen. But 400 million people were to find that the price of freedom was partition and war, riot and murder.

In this new edition of their superb reconstruction of events at the time, Collins and Lapierre recount the eclipse of the fabled British Raj and examine the roles enacted by, among others, Mahatma Ghandi, Lord Mountbatten, Nehru and Jinnah in its violent transformation into the new India and Pakistan.

Text in English

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Paperback / softback
656 pagina's
Januari 1997
469 gram
198 x 128 x 43 mm
HarperCollins Publishers us

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