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Freedom at Midnight

Collins, Larry and Lapierre, Dominique

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ISBN 10: 0671220888 / ISBN 13: 9780671220884
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 1975
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A superb and collectable copy of this classic, thoroughly F/F copy that is increasingly hard to find in this condition. This is a marvelous general account of a conflict improperly understood in the West, with the conflicts engendered by the conflict still with us today and increasingly laid at the doorstep of a weary British colonial administration and the pompous and inept Viceroy Mountbatten. Binding is clean and tight, DJ unchipped, unclipped and unmarked, no remainder marks. The book was published in 1975 and there is some natural fading, with very faint beginning foxing on the top edge only. Bookseller Inventory # 130108

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Title: Freedom at Midnight

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Contemporary B & W Photographs

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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A detailed narrative of the thirteen months leading to the independence of the Indian subcontinent in February 1948, centering on major and minor figures and on the social and personal upheavals attendant on independence and partition

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'Thrilling ... staggers the imagination.' - DAILY MAIL

'There is no single passage in I this profoundly researched book that one could actually fault. Having been there most of the time in question, I can vouch for the accuracy of its general mood. It is a work of scholarship, of investigation, research and of significance.' JAMES CAMERON, NEW YORK TIMES The dialogue is convincing, the story is emotionally moving and it contains some of the best descriptions of battle I've read..." - TIME OUT

"I defy a reader to put the book down once Robinson has got him into the air..." Paul Fussell, NEW REPUBLIC 'The song of India ... illuminated in scenes like a pageant.' - TIME

'A heroic tale that has not been told a tenth as, well before ... It will give more non-Indians more knowledge of the vast circumstances surrounding the birth of India than anything previously written. With an instinct for drama and a skill in narration, the authors take the reader from Whitehall to Delhi, to Calcutta, to Lahore, to Pula, to the villages of the Punjab and Bengal; their hold on the reader never falters.' - JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH

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