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Book Title: The Last Governor|
The author of the book: Jonathan Dimbleby
ISBN 13: 9780316185837
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 25.13 MB
Edition: Little Brown and Company
Date of issue: April 1st 1998
Read full description of the books The Last Governor:Using unrivalled access to Chris Patten, Britain's last governor of Hong Kong, Jonathan Dimbleby provides a compelling narrative of a great political and human drama: the final chapter in Britain's colonial history, the five years leading up to the handover of Hong Kong and its five million people to Communist China on July 1, 1997.
Since 1992 Dimbleby had privileged access to Patten, and to key diplomats, politicians, and business leaders in Hong Kong, as he developed both this book and a five-part BBC TV series, which was shown on TVOntario.
He sets the crisiswith its many consequences for Canada and the rest of the worldagainst 150 years of Anglo-Chinese relationships since the Opium Wars and the seizure of Hong Kong. He also provides a panoramic portrait of colonial rule and of the shining capitalist "jewel" itself, using the voices of its peoplefrom the richest entrepreneur to the poorest refugee.
The Last Governor is one of those rare and exciting books that captures history in the making.
Read information about the authorJonathan Dimbleby is a writer and filmmaker based in England. His five-part series on Russia was broadcast by BBC2 and accompanied by his book Russia: A Journal to the Heart of a Land and its People. Destiny in the Desert was recently nominated for the Hessell-Tiltman History Prize.
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