Politics Of Defeat, The: Preliminary Chapters And The Secret Diary Of Francis Thomas


by Thomas, Margaret (Ed.)

Politics Of Defeat, The: Preliminary Chapters And The Secret Diary Of Francis Thomas

Price:  US$10.80   (SGD15.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 240 pages
Published:  2015, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789810961527
SB#:  059662 (111)

About This Book

It was a diary that had first sat at the back of a locked steel cabinet for two decades and then in a taped box for close to another four decades. A secret diary kept by a Cabinet Minister of the discussions and decisions that went on behind the scenes and that determined the path of Singapore's political development during the late 1950s. It was a tumultuous time that saw the People's Action Party come into power because of the ineptitude - or, in the words of Lee Kuan Yew, the corruption and stupidities - of the Labour Front government. The diary was kept by Francis Thomas, an Englishman who made Singapore his home and who played a key role in the dying days of the Labour Front government. The Politics of Defeat is his inside story of those days.


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