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The Paradoxes of Self-determination in the Cameroons Under United Kingdom Administration


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Publisher : University Press of America
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ISBN 10 : 0761825045
Pages : 238 pages
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Download or read book The Paradoxes of Self-determination in the Cameroons Under United Kingdom Administration written by Bon Chem-Langhëeuml Ë and published by University Press of America. This book was released on 2004 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume deals essentially with the rise and evolution of the nationalist movements in the British Northern Cameroons and Southern Cameroons (the Cameroons), the factors that conditioned those movements, and how and why their results came to be as they were. The main theses establish in this work are: that the United Nations decisions on the plebiscite questions denied the British Cameroonians the right to self-determination; that whatever the electorate voted for in the plebiscites, it was not for the United Nations plebiscite questions; that, as from 1953, the traditional authorities and rulers played a more important role in conditioning the nationalist movements than the modern or political leaders, although in the end the political leaders manipulated the events and had things their own way; and that after independence, the British devolved power on the wrong group of leaders, the political.

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Mediating Legitimacy: Chieftaincy and Democratisation in Two African Chiefdoms


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Publisher : African Books Collective
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ISBN 10 : 9789956558643
Pages : 124 pages
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Summary Book Review Mediating Legitimacy: Chieftaincy and Democratisation in Two African Chiefdoms by Jude Thaddeus Dingbobga Fokwang:

Download or read book Mediating Legitimacy: Chieftaincy and Democratisation in Two African Chiefdoms written by Jude Thaddeus Dingbobga Fokwang and published by African Books Collective. This book was released on 2009 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study analyses the effects of democratic transition in two African countries - Cameroon and South Africa - on chiefs and the institution of chieftainship. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, the monograph explores the cultural and socio-political conditions that enabled chiefs to reinvent themselves in the new era of democratic politics despite their status as 'old political actors'. It explores the kinds of legitimacies claimed by chiefs in the new era and the responses of their subjects to such claims, particularly with respect to chiefs' involvement in national politics. The monograph makes a case for the importance of comparative research on chiefs in the era of democracy and the predicaments they face therein. It contends that contrary to exhortations about the incompatibility of chiefs and democracy, the reality is that political transition in both South Africa and Cameroon produced contradictions, creating space and a role for chiefs in a fascinating and negotiated interplay of legitimacies and history.

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A History of Borno


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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781787384408
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Summary Book Review A History of Borno by Vincent Hiribarren:

Download or read book A History of Borno written by Vincent Hiribarren and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017-02-17 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Borno (in northeast Nigeria) is notorious today as the home of an Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, whose insurgency is a major security threat, but it was once the heartland of the Kanuri-speaking royal empire of Kanem-Borno, renowned throughout Africa and beyond, which in its later incarnation, the Bornu Empire, lasted from 1380 to 1893. This book offers the reader the first modern history of Borno, drawing upon sources in London, Berlin, Paris, Kaduna and Maiduguri and recently released 'migrated archives'. As its longevity suggests, what is particularly remarkable about Borno is the permanence of its boundaries-its territorial integrity-which dates back centuries, and the political and social identities that such borders framed in the minds of its inhabitants.

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Society, State, and Identity in African History


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Publisher : African Books Collective
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ISBN 10 : 9789994450251
Pages : 430 pages
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Summary Book Review Society, State, and Identity in African History by Bahru Zewde:

Download or read book Society, State, and Identity in African History written by Bahru Zewde and published by African Books Collective. This book was released on 2008 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Fourth Congress of the Association of African historians was held in Addis Ababa in May 2007. These 21 papers are a key selection of the papers presented there, with an introduction by the distinguished historian Bahru Zewde. Given the contemporary salience and the historical depth of the issue of identity, the congress was devoted to that global phenomenon within Africa. The papers explore and analyse the issue of identity in its diverse temporal settings, from its pre-colonial roots to its cotemporary manifestations. The papers are divided into six parts: Pre-Colonial Identities; Colonialism and Identity; Conceptions of the Nation-State and Identity; Identity-Based Conflicts; Migration and Acculturation; and Memory, History and Identity. The authors are scholars from Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Bahru Zewde is Emeritus Professor of History at Addis Ababa University, Executive Director of the Forum for Social Studies, and Vice-President of the Association of African Historians. He was formerly Chairperson of the Department of History and Director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at Addis Ababa University. Amongst his publication is A History of Modern Ethiopia 1855-1991.

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The 1961 Cameroon Plebiscite. Choice or Betrayal


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Publisher : African Books Collective
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ISBN 10 : 9789956716807
Pages : 160 pages
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Summary Book Review The 1961 Cameroon Plebiscite. Choice or Betrayal by John Percival:

Download or read book The 1961 Cameroon Plebiscite. Choice or Betrayal written by John Percival and published by African Books Collective. This book was released on 2008-06-15 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: " The United Nations-organised plebiscite on 11 February 1961 was one of the most significant events in the history of the southern and northern parts of the British-administered trust territory in Cameroon. John Percival was sent by the then Colonial Office as part of the team to oversee the process. This book captures the story of the plebiscite in all its dimensions and intricacies and celebrates the author's admiration for things African through a series of reminiscences of what life was like in the 1960s, both for the Africans themselves and for John Percival as a very young man. The complex story is also a series of reflections about the effect of the modern world on Africa. It is a thorough, insightful, rich and enlightening first-hand source on a political landmark that has never been told before in this way. In a vivid style with a great sense of humour, Percival's witty, cogent, eyewitness and active-participant account deconstructs the rumours and misrepresentations about the February 1961 Plebiscite which was a prelude to reunification and to the present day politics of 'belonging' in Cameroon. ""One of the major merits of this book is to provide us with a deeper insight into the role of those actors who have never been the subject of plebiscite studies, namely the Plebiscite Supervisory Officers."" - Piet Konings, African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands John Percival-Anthropologist, Writer, Television Broadcaster of many innovative BBC series on the environment, history and anthropology. As a young graduate he was recruited and sent to serve in the Southern Cameroons as a Plesbiscite Supervisory Officer in 1961. He died in 2005 after a recent return visit to Cameroon with Nigel Wenban-Smith who writes an epilogue. This posthumous memoir has been edited by his wife, Lalage Neal."

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Southern West Cameroon Revisited (1950-1972) Volume One


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Publisher : Langaa RPCIG
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ISBN 10 : 9789956791446
Pages : 378 pages
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Download or read book Southern West Cameroon Revisited (1950-1972) Volume One written by Ndi, Anthony and published by Langaa RPCIG. This book was released on 2014-03-16 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contributes to discussions on the topical issue of "Fifty Years after the independence of the Southern Cameroons", by taking a critical look at the process that lead up to Southern Cameroons' 'reunification' with la République du Cameroun. This was the period spanning from 1951 to 1961, and possibly up to 1972. This immediately conjures two overriding factors; first, the British colonial policy in Southern Cameroons, which dominated political life in the period leading up to: the Plebiscite, the Buea Tripartite Conference, the Bamenda All Party Conference, the Foumban Constitutional Conference and the Yaounde Tripartite Conference during the phase, 1959-1961. This constituted one huge hoax, whilst that from 1961-1972 and, beyond was dominated by the enigmatic figure of President Ahrnadou Ahidjo. At the heart of the first, are the declassified British secret papers which have uncovered the ugly undercurrents that characterised British colonial policy, while on the other hand, is President Ahmadou Ahidjo, who practically personalized the administration of the Federal Republic of Cameroon. His domination of the entire existence of the Federal Republic of Cameroon, (1961-1972) was overshadowed by the fact that he could not brood sharing power with any individual or institution. Simply put, he was allergic to democratic principles-or any form of opposition to his authority. As well, he was a matchless dictator especially in his ambivalent dealings with Southern West Cameroon. Apparently, it was the "destiny" of Southern Cameroons 'that up to 1961, it was harnessed to the tenterhooks of Great Britain and from 1961-1972, transferred to those of the Ahidjo Regime; neither of which wished its people well.

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The A to Z of the United Nations


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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 10 : 0810870207
Pages : 696 pages
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Download or read book The A to Z of the United Nations written by Jacques Fomerand and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-07-29 with total page 696 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Consisting of 192 Member States, the United Nations was founded in 1945 to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations based on the respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples; to achieve international cooperation in solving problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character; and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion. Just how successful the UN has been in maintaining these goals is covered in The A to Z of the United Nations. Author Jacques Fomerand provides a comprehensive dictionary of nearly 900 cross-referenced entries on the UN's various committees and organizations, its leaders, terms, policies, and major events in which the UN took part. Supplementing the dictionary entries are a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and appendixes, which include a reproduction of the UN's Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as a list of the Member States and when they joined.

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Diplomacy and Nation-Building in Africa


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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9780857732354
Pages : 424 pages
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Download or read book Diplomacy and Nation-Building in Africa written by Mélanie Torrent and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-04-11 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cameroon stands as a remarkable example of nation-building in the aftermath of European domination. Split between the French and British empires after World War I, it experienced a unique drive for self-determination at the turn of the 1960s, culminating in both independence from European power and the re-unification of two of its divided territories. This book investigates the influence of foreign policy on nation-building in West Africa in the context of both the Cold War and European integration. Shedding fresh light on the challenges of bridging the political, economic and linguistic divide that France and Britain had left, Melanie Torrent explores the evolution of a nation, charting both Cameroon's importance in Franco-British relations and Cameroon's use of bilateral and multilateral diplomacy in asserting its independence. This work should be essential reading for students of African studies, International Relations and the post-colonial world.

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Genocide, Ethnonationalism, and the United Nations


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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9780415531252
Pages : 361 pages
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Download or read book Genocide, Ethnonationalism, and the United Nations written by Hannibal Travis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Genocide, Ethnonationalism, and the United Nations examines a series of related crises in human civilization growing out of conflicts between powerful states or empires and indigenous or stateless peoples. This is the first book to attempt to explore the causes of genocide and other mass killing by a detailed exploration of UN archives covering the period spanning from 1945 through 2011. Hannibal Travis argues that large states and empires disproportionately committed or facilitated genocide and other mass killings between 1945 and 2011. His research incorporates data concerning factors linked to the scale of mass killing, and recent findings in human rights, political science, and legal theory. Turning to potential solutions, he argues that the concept of genocide imagines a future system of global governance under which the nation-state itself is made subject to law. The United Nations, however, has deflected the possibility of such a cosmopolitical law. It selectively condemns genocide and has established an institutional structure that denies most peoples subjected to genocide of a realistic possibility of global justice, lacks a robust international criminal tribunal or UN army, and even encourages "security" cooperation among states that have proven to be destructive of peoples in the past. Questions raised include: What have been the causes of mass killing during the period since the United Nations Charter entered into force in 1945? How does mass killing spread across international borders, and what is the role of resource wealth, the arms trade, and external interference in this process? Have the United Nations or the International Criminal Court faced up to the problem of genocide and other forms of mass killing, as is their mandate?

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Crossing the Line in Africa


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Publisher : African Books Collective
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ISBN 10 : 9789956550784
Pages : 502 pages
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Download or read book Crossing the Line in Africa written by Ambe Ngwa and published by African Books Collective. This book was released on 2019-01-07 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores a collective understanding of the perception and treatment of borders in Africa. The notion of boundary is universal as boundaries are also an important part of human social organization. Through the ages, boundaries have remained the container by which national space is delineated and contained. For as long as there has been human society based on territoriality and space, there have been boundaries. With their dual character of exclusivism and inclusivism, states have proven to adopt a more structural approach to the respect of the former in consciousness of the esteem of international law governing sovereignty and territorial integrity. However, frontier peoples and their realities have often opted for the latter situation, imposing a more functionalist perception of these imaginary lines and prompting a border opinion shift to a more blurring form of representation and meaning in most African communities. This collective multidisciplinary effort of understanding how tangible and intangible borders have influenced Africas attitude and existence for ages is worthy in its own rights. The difference between what borders are and what they are not to a people is the mere product of their own estimations and practices, a disposition that leads the contributors to this book to study borders beyond states or nations and how borders are crossed or transferred from one point to the other for the convenience of their histories and being.

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Encounter, Transformation and Identity


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Publisher : Berghahn Books
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ISBN 10 : 1845453360
Pages : 253 pages
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Download or read book Encounter, Transformation and Identity written by Ian Fowler and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2009 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing together key historical and innovative ethnographic materials on the peoples of the South-West Province of Cameroon and the Nigerian borderlands, this volume presents critical and analytical approaches to the production of ethnic, political, religious, and gendered identities in the region. The contributors examine a range of issues relating to identity, including first encounters and conflict as well as global networking, trans-national families, enculturation, gender, resistance, and death. In addition to a number of very striking illustrations of ethnographic and material culture, this volume contains key maps from early German sources and other original cartographical materials.

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Representations and Renegotiations of the Nation in Anglophone Cameroonian Literature


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Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
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ISBN 10 : 9783643908919
Pages : 424 pages
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Download or read book Representations and Renegotiations of the Nation in Anglophone Cameroonian Literature written by Priscillia M. Manjoh and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2018-04 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Guided by postcolonial theory and the ideas of some Western and African philosophers this study's in-depth analysis of the novels of three Anglophone Cameroonian authors addresses the question of how principles of nation formation and nationalism are influenced by both colonialism and pre-colonial in situ constituents. The analysis focuses on how nations represented in the imaginary worlds constructed by the novelists are dominated by aspects such as ethnicity, corruption, authoritarianism, nepotism, solidarity and communitarianism which marginalize the masses, leaving them in misery and abject poverty. Tracing the historical settings of the novels from 1948 till present day, the study delineates the writers' representation of the Anglophones of Cameroon as being marginalized as well as suffering from self-marginalization and also demonstrates how postcolonial misery in Africa is not caused solely by colonialism but by several other aspects. This study reads the works of these Anglophone novelists not only as representing aspects in a nation but as tools of renegotiating a better society and a way forward for this nation.

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National Identity and State Formation in Africa


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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 10 : 9781509545629
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book National Identity and State Formation in Africa written by Manuel Castells and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2021-03-17 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines how the interplay between globalization and the assertion of local identities is reshaping the political landscape of Africa. While defending their values against external forces, people simultaneously – and paradoxically – use the interconnectivity of global networks to maximize their particular interests. Focusing on the relation between national identity and state formation, the authors explore the far-reaching consequences of these contradictory dynamics. Although Africa shares many common trends with other parts of the world, it also displays distinctive features. A region characterized by the increased mobility of people, goods and ideas challenges some conventional assumptions of statecraft and also highlights the advantages of federalism – not merely as a constitutional option, but as a pragmatic device for managing diversity and holding fragile states together. The book further explores emerging types of state formation in the same political space, as exemplified by the combination of elements of a kingdom, an independent state and a national power base in the province of KwaZulu-Natal and the careful crafting of an alternative state within a state by the Solidarity Movement in South Africa. Informed by examples and case studies drawn from different parts of Africa, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Africa, politics, sociology, media studies and the social sciences more generally.

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The International Journal of African Historical Studies


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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105123439841
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In Defense of German Colonialism


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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 10 : 9781684513246
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book In Defense of German Colonialism written by Bruce Gilley and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-08-02 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Famed historian and author of the groundbreaking "The Case for Colonialism" demonstrates that, contary to modern presuppositions, German colonialism from its early roots to the mid-twentieth century was overall a force for good in the world where development was encouraged and native governance flourished. Historian and university professor, Bruce Gilley, delves into the history of German colonialism from its earliest roots through the 20th century, demonstrating that contrary to modern presuppositions, it served as a global force for good—elevating the lives of its subjects and encouraging scientific development while allowing native cultures to flourish within its governance.

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Unified Business Laws for Africa


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Publisher : GMB Publishing, Limited
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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105134527279
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book Unified Business Laws for Africa written by Martha Simo Tumnde and published by GMB Publishing, Limited. This book was released on 2009 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Organization for Harmonization in Africa of Business Laws (OHADA) system has been adopted by 17 West African nations in order to increase their attractiveness to foreign investors and business partners. This book introduces OHADA laws to common-law trained, English-speaking jurists with clients in West or Central Africa.

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American Book Publishing Record


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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015066043186
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Download or read book American Book Publishing Record written by and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: