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Uganda (Oxfam Country Profile Series): The Background, The Issues, The People
Ian Leggett
0855984546
September 2001
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Man-Eaters of Tsavo
John Henry Patterson
0312510101
December 1985
Hardcover
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Book Review
In 1898 John H. Patterson arrived in East Africa with a mission to build a railway bridge over the Tsavo River. What started out as a simple engineering problem, however, soon took on almost mythical proportions as Patterson and his mostly Indian workforce were systematically hunted by two man-eating lions over the course of several weeks. During that time, 100 workers were killed, and the entire bridge-building project ground to a halt. As if the lions weren't enough, Patterson had to guard his back against his own increasingly hostile and mutinous workers as he set out to track and kill the man-eaters. This larger-than-life tale forms the basis of the entertaining film The Ghost and the Darkness, but for readers who want to know the whole--and true--story, The Man-Eaters of Tsavo comes straight from the great...


Inside West Nile
Mark Leopold
1930618646
June 2005
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The Birds of East Africa : Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi (Princeton Field Guides)
Terry Stevenson, John Fanshawe
0691126658
January 30, 2006
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Book Description

Birds of East Africa is the first comprehensive field guide to this spectacular birding region--and one of the best to any region in the world. Covering all resident, migrant, and vagrant birds of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, this small and compact guide describes and illustrates a remarkable 1,388 species in convenient facing-page layout. Featuring 287 new color plates with 3,400 images painstakingly rendered by three experienced artists, the guide illustrates all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Set opposite the plates are range maps and concise accounts describing identification, status, range, habits, and voice for each species. Introductory sections provide notes on how to use the species accounts, the nomenclature adopted, conservation issues, where to send...



The Man-Eaters of Tsavo
John Henry Patterson
1420923870
January 2005
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Book Review
In 1898 John H. Patterson arrived in East Africa with a mission to build a railway bridge over the Tsavo River. What started out as a simple engineering problem, however, soon took on almost mythical proportions as Patterson and his mostly Indian workforce were systematically hunted by two man-eating lions over the course of several weeks. During that time, 100 workers were killed, and the entire bridge-building project ground to a halt. As if the lions weren't enough, Patterson had to guard his back against his own increasingly hostile and mutinous workers as he set out to track and kill the man-eaters. This larger-than-life tale forms the basis of the entertaining film The Ghost and the Darkness, but for readers who want to know the whole--and true--story, The Man-Eaters of Tsavo comes straight from the great...


The Search for a National Consensus
Benjamin J. Odoki
9970024914
June 1905
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The Last King of Scotland (Vintage International)
Giles Foden
0375703314
October 26, 1999
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Book Review
No, we're not talking Bonnie Prince Charlie here. The title character of Giles Foden's debut novel, The Last King of Scotland, is none other than Idi Amin, the former dictator of Uganda. Told from the viewpoint of Nicholas Garrigan, Amin's personal physician, the novel chronicles the hell that was Uganda in the 1970s. Garrigan, the only son of a Scots Presbyterian minister, finds himself far away from Fossiemuir when he accepts a post with the Ministry of Health in Uganda. His arrival in Kampala coincides with the coup that leads to President Obote's overthrow and Idi Amin Dada's ascendancy to power. Garrigan spends only a few days in the capital city, however, before heading out to his assignment in the bush. But a freak traffic accident involving Amin's sports car and a cow eventually brings the good doctor into the...


Uganda
Elma Schemenauer
156766914X
June 2003
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Alice Lakwena & Holy Spirits : War In Northern Uganda 1985-97 (Eastern African Studies)
Heike Behrend
0821413112
March 31, 2000
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Uganda
Lauri Kubuitsile
1590848160
September 2004
Hardcover
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What Is Africa's Problem
Yoweri Museveni, et al
0816632782
June 20, 2000
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The Political Kingdom in Uganda
David E. Apter
0714646962
September 1997
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Book Description
It is rare for a scholar to revisit the scene of earlier research with a view to evaluating how that research has stood up over time. Here David E Apter does that and more. In a lengthy new introductory chapter to this classic study of bureaucratic nationalism, he reviews the efficacy of the concepts in his original study of Uganda of almost a century ago, including some, such as consociationalism', which have entered into the mainstream of comparative politics.


Uganda
Robert Barlas
0761409815
January 2000
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Discusses the geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture of the African nation of Uganda.


Uganda In Pictures (Visual Geography Series)
Eric Braun
0822523973
September 30, 2005
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Historical Dictionary of Uganda
M. Louise Pirouet
0810829207
January 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
Uganda has now joined the list of countries covered by Scarecrow Press' series of Historical Dictionaries of Africa. An introductory essay provides an overview of the geography, demography, and economy of one of Africa's most scenically beautiful and diverse countries. The historical section of the introduction outlines Uganda's chequered development as a British protectorate and then deals with its initial post-independence before outlining its tragic decent into chaos and carnage under Presidents Idi Amin and the reinstated Milton Obote. Finally, Pirouet notes the change of political direction under Yoweri Museveni. A chronology follows which locates events that are dealt with more fully in the dictionary proper. The entries in the main section of the dictionary cover places, historical events and movements,...


Imperialism and Fascism in Uganda
Mahmood Mamdani
0865430292
June 1984
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The Women's Movement in Uganda: History, Challenges, and Prospects (Fountain Series in Gender Studies)
Joy C. Kwesiga (Editor), Aili Mari Tripp (Editor)
9970023403
April 2002
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A History of the Uganda Forest Department 1951-1965
G. Webster
0850927579
January 2004
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Book Description
The authors of this book were foresters working in the Uganda Forest Department during this period. Many of the situations they describe are still faced by today's foresters, and valuable lessons can be learned from the experiences of the 1950s and early 1960s. For example the shortage of saw-timber is accelerating and ways of meeting this deficit are still being considered. Encroachment and the costly demarcation of boundaries are a continuing headache. The preparation of management plans, the training of staff and the advantages and problems of devolution of management responsibilities to local governments remain of central importance. Those involved with similar concerns in other tropical countries will also find this book invaluable.


Stories from Uganda (Heinemann Frontline Series)
James Appe
9966467270


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The Graves Are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe, and Power in the Heart of Africa
Bill Berkeley
0465006426
March 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"This is a book about evil." With these words, Berkeley launches into a gripping exploration of some of the worst African atrocities of the past 20 years, which he has covered as a journalist for the Atlantic Monthly and other publications. Focusing on several flash points the genocide in Rwanda, the political violence in Zaire and South Africa's apartheid killings, for instance he avers that the violence that has permeated these societies is born of the same evil that motivated Hitler to kill six million Jews: racially and ethnically based tyranny, which, he says, is the result of Western colonization, not "age-old" hatreds. Berkeley is at his best when he is reporting; he conducted interviews with African leaders, such as Liberia's Charles Taylor, with ordinary people and with high-level American officials...

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