The Arms Deal in Your Pocket

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Jonathan Ball, 2008 - History - 357 pages
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The Arms Deal in Your Pocket is a detailed analysis of why and how the arms deal has become the poisoned well of South African politics. The plethora of newspaper articles, court cases, conspiracy theories and counter-allegations surrounding the deal still leaves many scratching their heads. This book aims to clear the confusion. It starts at the roots and works its way to the present, telling the story in the simplest way possible. From what was bought, why it was bought, and what it cost: all of these are explained in a book that can be read within a day.

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Contents

Selling Arms in the New South Africa
1
Was the Arms Deal a Good Deal?
14
The CoverUp
33
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

PAUL HOLDEN is a freelance writer, researcher, and historian. He has contributed to Peter Deliusrsquo;s collection on the history of Mpumalanga, and has worked as project manager and research coordinator for Johannesburgrsquo;s Old Fort and the Sunday Times/SAHA Heritage Project. Paul is currently studying towards a postgraduate degree in South African history.

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