Historical Dictionary of Guineaby Thomas O'Toole, Janice E. Baker
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Thoroughly updated and extensively revised, this 4th edition provides a very solid and substantial guide to a better understanding of this richly endowed but poorly understood nation. Students and others seeking information about the country will find an introductory narrative accounting of Guinea's political and economic history, a chronology that spans the earliest known history of the area to the present day Republic of Guinea, 400 dictionary entries covering the personalities and events that made contemporary Guinea, and an extensive bibliography of current publications.
Meet the Author
Thomas E. O'Toole is Professor of Anthropology and a member of the African Studies faculty at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. A Fulbright scholar to Guinea in 2002, he maintains an active interest in African affairs. He is the author of the first three editions of this dictionary and The Central African Republic: The Continent's Hidden Heart (1986) as well as a number of texts and trade books for undergraduates and schools. Janice E. Baker recently retired from a career in public service. She worked for several federal and state agencies, including the Congressional Research Service in the Library of Congress, President Carter's Commission on World Hunger, the New Mexico Legislature, the New Mexico Supreme Court, Peace Corps Headquarters, and the National Science Foundation. In 1978 she returned to Francophone West Africa as a resource person on a Fulbright Group Travel Abroad faculty development seminar led by Dr. O'Toole. She has coauthored three books in the Enchantment of Africa series for young people: Upper Volta (1974), Niger (1976), and Central African Republic (1979).
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