In the Time of Madness

In the Time of Madness : Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos

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In the last years of the twentieth century, foreign correspondent Richard Lloyd Parry found himself in the vast island nation of Indonesia, one of the most alluring, mysterious, and violent countries in the world. For thirty-two years, it had been paralyzed by the grip of the dictator and mystic General Suharto, but now the age of Suharto was coming to an end. Would freedom prevail, or was the "time of madness" predicted centuries before now at hand? A book of hair-raising immediacy and a riveting account of a voyage into the abyss, In the Time of Madness is an accomplishment in the great tradition of Conrad, Orwell, and Ryszard Kapuscinski.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 315 pages
  • 137.2 x 203.2 x 25.4mm | 362.88g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0802142931
  • 9780802142931
  • 77,088

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"A deeply felt account . . . his elegant, understated prose preserves a bubble of sanity amid the madness; he's particularly adept at capturing the moments when history is about to be made." -- Bryan Walsh
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