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Who Killed Hammarskjold?: The Un, the Cold War and White Supremacy in Africa
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Columbia Univ Pr
Publication date March 1, 2012
Pages 306
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780231703208
ISBN-10 0231703201
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $37.50
Other format details university press
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One of the outstanding mysteries of the twentieth century is the death of Dag Hammarskjöld, the Swedish Secretary-General of the United Nations. On September 18, 1961, Hammarskjöld's aircraft plunged into a dense forest in the British colony of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), abruptly ending his mission to bring peace to the Congo. Many suspected sabotage, accusing multinational powers and the governments of Britain, Belgium, South Africa, and the United States of plotting to murder the peace-seeking leader. British High Commissioner Lord Alport, who had been stationed at a nearby airport when the aircraft crashed, fueled further speculation by claiming Hammarskjold had flown elsewhere -- even as his aircraft passed overhead. Also at the airport were white mercenaries known to stop at nothing to maintain white rule.

Though the Rhodesian government blamed pilot error, Susan Williams shows their investigation suppressed and dismissed critical evidence. Though a subsequent United Nations inquiry could not rule out foul play, it had no access to the evidence to prove it. For the first time, Williams conducts a tense and often dangerous investigation into the Secretary-General's death, consulting sensitive materials in Zambia, South Africa, Sweden, Norway, Britain, France, Belgium, and the United States, including a secret trove of damning documents and photographs. At the heart of her exposé is Hammarskjöld himself, a courageous and complex idealist who sought to protect newly independent nations from the predatory impulses of the Great Powers. Williams reveals how conflict in the Congo was driven less by internal divisions than by the determination of western forces to keep real power out of the hands of postcolonial governments. She also demonstrates the extent to which Rhodesia's British settlers would go to secure white minority rule.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780199327720 Book cover for 9780231703208
 
from Oxford Univ Pr (March 13, 2012)
9780199327720 | details & prices | 306 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $37.50
About: One of the outstanding mysteries of the twentieth century, and one with huge political resonance, is the death of Dag Hammarskjold and his UN team in a plane crash in central Africa in 1961.
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from Columbia Univ Pr (March 1, 2012)
9780231703208 | details & prices | 306 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $37.50
About: One of the outstanding mysteries of the twentieth century is the death of Dag Hammarskjöld, the Swedish Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Paperback
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from Oxford Univ Pr (August 15, 2014)
9780190231408 | details & prices | 305 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.04 lbs | List price $21.95

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