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JACOB'S LADDER.

Williams, John A.

ISBN 10: 0938410415 / ISBN 13: 9780938410416
Published by THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS. NY 1987, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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INSCRIBED by John A. Williams & dated in year of publication on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dj.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 13465

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Title: JACOB'S LADDER.

Publisher: THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS. NY 1987

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Chuma Fasseke, president of a determinedly independent African country that dares to reject military aid and develops its own nuclear bomb, confronts his childhood friend, Afro-American Jake Henry, who is sent to his native country as a U.S. military attache

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It's the pre-Vietnam era, and America is intervening in the affairs of Pandemi, a small West African nation that has built a nuclear reactor with the help of its neighboring country, Temian. Under false pretenses of renegotiating diplomatic relationships with Pandemi, the U.S. appoints Major Jake Henry as ambassador there. Having spent his boyhood years in Pandemi where his parents were missionaries, Henry is familiar with the people and their customs. But Chuma Fasseke, Henry's boyhood friend who now is President of Pandemi, is strongly opposed to wWestern interference and displays an openness toward Russian and Chinese aid. Early on, Henry realizes that his appointment is a ruse to mask the CIA's plans to destroy the nuclear reactor and to assassinate both Fasseke and the president of Temian. Touted as a novel of international intrigue, Jacob's Ladder fails to elicit excitement or suspense. Williams uses it as a platform to preach contempt for Western aggression and imperialism in Africa and to grapple with the issue of black survival in a white society, but in the process his novel misses its mark as a political thriller.
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