The Biafra Story: The Making of an African Legend

The Biafra Story: The Making of an African Legend

by Frederick Forsyth

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ISBN-13: 9781848846067
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 03/21/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 291
Sales rank: 545,049
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Frederick Forsyth (b. 1938) is an English author of thrillers. Born in Kent, he joined the Royal Air Force in 1956, becoming one of the youngest pilots to ever fly in Her Majesty’s service. After two years in the RAF, he began working as a journalist. He later turned his journalism skills to writing fiction, and his first novel, The Day of the Jackal (1970), was a great success. Forsyth continued to use real figures and criminal organizations as inspiration, writing popular books like The Odessa File (1972) and The Dogs of War (1974). His most recent novel is The Cobra (2010).  

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The Biafra Story: The Making of an African Legend 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
gmillar on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is a well-told story of an awful time in Africa. It should be required reading for politicians and I strongly recommend it's study by high school classes in history and geography (and that subject no-one wants to deal with - Tolerance). Our future citizens really need to be citizens of the world, not just of USA. Knowing abouthuman affairs outside our boundaries might have stopped us from allowing George W. Bush to lead us into a war of lies and deception in Iraq.Frederick Forsyth grew from being a thorough and understanding reporter-of-events into a really good story spinner of many and varying interests. I think that starting his published works with this horror story was an inspired (or fortuitous) move. He started wonderfully. And, he may actually have been instrumental in helping the people of the Biafra/Nigeria region to come to grips with their hatreds and refusals to understand and tolerate each other.
soylentgreen23 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I had read 'Half a Yellow Sun', about the civil war in Nigeria and the creation of the Biafran state; this is a dry, journalistic account of those years of fighting, written with due regard and constraint by a writer of genre thrillers. I hold Forsyth in a much higher regard based on this book than on any of his others.