The Resource The Zanzibar chest : a story of life, love, and death in foreign lands, Aidan Hartley, (ebook)

The Zanzibar chest : a story of life, love, and death in foreign lands, Aidan Hartley, (ebook)

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The Zanzibar chest : a story of life, love, and death in foreign lands
Title
The Zanzibar chest
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a story of life, love, and death in foreign lands
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Aidan Hartley
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eng
Summary
In his final days, Aidan Hartley's father said to him, "We should have never come." Those words spoke of a colonial legacy that stretched back through four generations of one British family. From a great-great-grandfather who defended British settlements in nineteenth-century New Zealand, to his father, a colonial officer sent to Africa in the 1920s and who later returned to raise a family there-these were intrepid men who traveled to exotic lands to conquer, build, and bear witness. And there was Aidan, who became a journalist covering Africa in the 1990s, a decade marked by terror and genocide. After encountering the violence in Somalia, Uganda, and Rwanda, Aidan retreated to his family's house in Kenya where he discovered the Zanzibar chest his father left him. Intricately hand-carved, the chest contained the diaries of his father's best friend, Peter Davey, an Englishman who had died under obscure circumstances five decades before. With the papers as his guide, Hartley embarked on a journey not only to unlock the secrets of Davey's life, but his own
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Midwest
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1965-
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Hartley, Aidan
Dewey number
070.433092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Hartley family
  • Hartley, Aidan
  • British
  • War correspondents
  • Electronic books
  • Great Britain
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Great Britain
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adult
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The Zanzibar chest : a story of life, love, and death in foreign lands, Aidan Hartley, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780802189783
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12210366
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remote
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12210366
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MWT12210366
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The Zanzibar chest : a story of life, love, and death in foreign lands, Aidan Hartley, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802189783
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12210366
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12210366
System control number
MWT12210366
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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