Communist or Free?
Malaya in the 1950s was the first post-WWII testing ground where colonial powers had to face up to guerilla warfare from local insurgents with some popular support. Purcell was a frequent visitor to the country and although probably accurately described by the British Communist, Palme Dutt, as an 'apologist for imperialism,' is critical in this book of British attempts to crush the uprising by force without paying sufficient attention to encouraging democratic devlopment elsewhere. The book makes interesting reading in the context of the hundreds of books written about the many similar guerilla wars which followed. pp 288.
Weight 0.40 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free
Published by Victor Gollancz, London, 1954. First edition.
Condition: Hardback. Very Good. The gilt lettering on the spine has faded. There are stains from a removed dust jacket on the end papers. The binding is tight and the text clear with mild tanning throughout.