BOUND FOR AFRICA

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BOUND FOR AFRICA
Cold War Fight along the Zambezi
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591143949
  • Binding: Hardcover & eBook
  • Era: 20th Century
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Subject: Autobiography - Cold War
  • Date Available: November 2008
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This is the story of the author's introduction to Africa at a time when much of the continent was in the grips of Cold War skirmishes between the free world and the communist forces of China and the Soviet Union. Frayed from three years of service during the Vietnam War, Hubbard traveled to Africa intending to become a rural policeman in a quiet area of what was then Rhodesia. The counterinsurgency war flared soon after, a conflict that bore many of the same characteristics of the country he had just left. Hubbard describes his assimilation into the police force and into Rhodesian society, and he recounts the challenges and satisfaction of leading and training young Africans. This is a very personal story of the frustrations he faced and of the attitudes and spirit of the nation's racially mixed security force.

Douglas H. Hubbard Jr. is a consultant who has spent more than three decades working with the disadvantaged in Asia and in Africa. He is also the author of Special Agent, Vietnam, a memoir of his years in counterintelligence for the NIS in Vietnam (Today known as NCIS).

 

"Bound for Africa is a particularly timely book about an important continent which the United States has, until recently, largely ignored. An almost Kipling-esque tale of an American serving in a counterinsurgency role at the end of white rule in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe and the beginnings of the murderous misgovernment of Robert Mugabe, the book contains valuable insights into Africa and lessons which are directly applicable to today's Global War on Terrorism."
Rear Admiral T. A. Brooks, U.S. Navy (Ret.), former Director of Naval Intelligence
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