Malaya: 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. Very Good Hardback in a Very Good Dust Jacket. First Edition
Weight 0.40 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free
Condition: The dust jacket, now protected in a plastic sleeve, has a few signs of dirt, but is generally very clean. The binding is tight, the text clear and there is very faint tanning of the pages.
Published by: Victor Gollancz, London, 1954