xvi, 560 pages: illustrations (portraits, 1 as frontispiece). Paperback, cover creased.
Signed inscription from Perkins on title page. Originally published in hardcover in 2006.
Edward Perkins (1928-) was born and raised in Louisiana and Arkansas before graduating with a PhD from the University of Southern California. He served in the US Army and Marine Corps before joining the Department of State and Foreign Service. He was appointed Ambassador to Liberia in 1985 and South Africa in 1986 by President Reagan. He served in that post before becoming the US Ambassador to the United Nations. Perkins recounts his upbringing with frankness, and provides interesting insights into his service in the Far East and Liberia before coming to Pretoria. He provides a fascinating and disturbing portrait of his time in South Africa, starting with a racist lecture to him by President P.W. Botha when he presented his credentials at the Union Buildings. An account of a crucial period in South African history by an important and central figure.
- Binding Condition: Very good
- Overall Condition: very good
- Size: 25,5 x 17,5 cm