Sunday, July 28, 2013
Slight Congo War Update
Well, I have not started reading Mad Dog Killers, yet. But much to my happy surprise, Congo Unravelled: Military Operations from Independence to the Mercenary Revolt 1960-68, by Andrew Hudson (part of the Africa@war series) is now available as a Kindle. I have the paperback version, but left it behind before my travel. I picked up the Kindle version as I am eventually going to replace some of my physical copies with electronic versions to save on space. So I have been reading that to bring myself back up to the political and social backgrounds of what was going on in the Congo before starting Mad Dog Killers.
I am also glad to see that many, if not all, of the Africa@war series is now available electronically. I am planning to eventually start reading on the Mau-Mau revolt of the 1950's. The Africa@war series are not super detailed books, but they give you enough information to get a history in a nutshell for a great little primer on the various post-WWII African conflicts, especially in about 70-80 pages.
Be seeing you