Histories of the Hanged

Histories of the Hanged

The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire

Book - 2005
Average Rating:
Rate this:
A riveting account of Britain's final bloody decade in Kenya, this book tells the story of the brutal war between the colonial government and the insurrectionist Mau Mau between 1952 and 1960. New findings cast the Gikuyu rebels--hardly the terrorists they were thought to be--in a new light and reveal the British to be brutal aggressors in a ``dirty war'' that involved, among others, Winston Churchill and Harold MacMillan. This astonishing piece of scholarship portrays a teetering colonial empire in its final phase--employing whatever military and propaganda methods were necessary to preserve an order that could no longer hold.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2005.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780393059861
Characteristics: viii, 406 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm.

Related Resources


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at DCPL

To Top