Good in good dust jacket. Price clipped. DJ has wear, soling, and edge tears and chips. Book is slightly cocked. ix, 431 p. 23 cm. Footnotes. Bibliographical Note. Index. Sukarno was one of the great charismatic leaders of the post-war world. To some he was the architect of his nation, to others a flamboyant and extravagant dictator. Sukarno was one of the more spectacular of the anti-colonial leaders who struggled against European imperialism in Asia and Africa in the first half of the 20th century. With Indonesia's independence he was the unquestioned choice for the position of president. Nevertheless he was in many ways, a controversial president. Discredited in the mid 1960s, he was edged gradually from office and largely forgotten after his death.
Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Tear to d/j. Sets Sukarno's flamboyant style in the context of Indonesian culture and examines his impact on the emergence of modern Indonesia. Sukarno (June 6, 1901-June 21, 1970) was the first President of Indonesia. He helped the country win its independence from the Netherlands and was President from 1945 to 1967, presiding with mixed success over the country's turbulent transition to independence. Sukarno was forced down from power by one of his generals, Suharto, who formally became President in March 1967. The spelling "Sukarno" has been official in Indonesia since 1947 but the older spelling Soekarno is still frequently used, mainly because he signed his signature in the old spelling. Official Indonesian presidential decrees from the period 1947-1968, however, printed his name using the 1947 spelling. Indonesians also remember him as Bung Karno (Bung is an Indonesian title of endearment used to address some popular leaders). Like many Javanese people, he had just one name, although, in religious contexts, he was occasionally referred to as 'Ahmad Sukarno'. Some fading to cloth.
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