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Crocker, Chester A.

High Noon in Southern Africa: Making Peace in a Rough Neighborhood [INSCRIBED and dated]

Published: W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1992

Edition: First Edition

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Inscribed  and  dated:

"For  Marius  Kleynhans-
with  best  regards  and  every  good  wish  in  your  vitally  important  work  at  the  Constitutional  Service
Chester  A  Crocker
June  7, 1993"

ISBN : 0393034321. Burgandy  cloth  spine  with  beige, paper-covered  boards  and  gilt  titles  to  spine. 533  pp.  Hard  cover  with  dust-jacket. Spine-ends  slightly  bruised.

Ink  name  of  Marius  Kleynhans  on  the  front, free, end-paper. Dust-jacket  slightly  rubbed  with  very, light  creasing  to  the  edges  of  the  dust-jacket. One  small  abrasion  to  the  top  edge  of  the  spine  of  the  dust-jacket  0.4  cm  x  0.5  cm). Dust-jacket  now  preserved  in  an  acid-free, protective  sleeve.

The  following  is  sourced  from  both  Wikipedia  and  The  United  States  Holocaust  Memorial  Museum's  website :

Chester Arthur Crocker (born October 29, 1941) is an American diplomat who served as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1981 to 1989 in the Reagan administration. Crocker was the architect of the U.S. policy of "constructive engagement" towards apartheid South Africa. He was also the principal diplomatic architect and mediator in the prolonged negotiations between Angola, Cuba, and South Africa that led to Namibia’s transition to democratic governance and independence, and to the withdrawal of Cuban forces from Angola.

Marius Kleynhans worked as a political jounalist with the SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation)  until  1990. He spent much of this period in both Washington and London. In 1990 he was invited to join the Constitutional Development Service as communication advisor to the constitutional negotiations. He stayed with the CDS until after the first national elections. He advised  Mandela and others until 1995.

  • Jacket Condition: Very Good +
  • Binding Condition: Very Good +
  • Overall Condition: Very Good +
  • Size: Octavo

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