Anguilla’s Battle For Freedom 1967 – 1969

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By admin August 29, 2011 12:12

Anguilla’s Battle For Freedom 1967 – 1969

This is a story well told of a topic most deserving. Not only for Anguillians but for anyone curious about the power of the pursuit of self determination. It is uniquely objective with no player demonized or deified. It is a report of good decisions and bad, of confidence and fear, overzealousness and humble restraint, cohesiveness and divisiveness, determination, hesitation, frustration and tolerance. Anecdotes of bravery and tenacity are tempered with those of human frailty. But above all, it is a story of harsh reality. It is no fairytale or melodrama.

 

While the authors provide little direct description of personalities, as each of the central parties emerge, the reader is led to an understanding and appreciation of their character and “humanness”. As compared to many historical works, “Anguilla’s Battle for Freedom 1967 – 1969” is enjoyably readable. The authors insightfully offer an objective explanation of the beliefs, attitudes and motivations which provided the basis for this fascinating story told in understandable sequence.

“Anguilla’s Battle for Freedom 1967 – 1969″ is a treasure for anyone wishing to accurately understand the basis, events and people of the Anguillian Revolution, all of which through this fine work achieve greater posterity. From the student of Caribbean history to even the most casual visitor to Anguilla, the reading of this work is a most worthwhile and enjoyable opportunity.

Rick L. Jennings, Ph.D.

 

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By admin August 29, 2011 12:12

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