The Lord's Resistance Army: Myth and Reality

The Lord's Resistance Army: Myth and Reality

Tim Allen Koen Vlassenroot / Dec 13, 2019

The Lord s Resistance Army Myth and Reality The Lord s Resistance Army is Africa s most extraordinarily persistent and notorious terrorist group Since their rebellion in northern Uganda began in the group is estimated to have abducted an

  • Title: The Lord's Resistance Army: Myth and Reality
  • Author: Tim Allen Koen Vlassenroot
  • ISBN: 9781848135635
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Lord s Resistance Army is Africa s most extraordinarily persistent and notorious terrorist group Since their rebellion in northern Uganda began in 1987, the group is estimated to have abducted an estimated 30,000 children as well as committing a series of massacres and other horrific human rights abuses against the local population Led by the mysterious Joseph KonyThe Lord s Resistance Army is Africa s most extraordinarily persistent and notorious terrorist group Since their rebellion in northern Uganda began in 1987, the group is estimated to have abducted an estimated 30,000 children as well as committing a series of massacres and other horrific human rights abuses against the local population Led by the mysterious Joseph Kony, who in 2005 was indicted by the International Criminal Court, they remain a group that inspires both fascination and fear Authoritative but provocative, The Lord s Resistance Army provides the most comprehensive analysis of the group available, dismantling numerous myths and providing a wealth of information that is not widely known From the issue of child soldiers to the response of the Ugandan government, the book looks at every aspect of this most brutal of conflicts, and even includes a remarkable first hand interview with Joseph Kony himself.

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      • Tim Allen Koen Vlassenroot

        Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Martha Katherine Fox and Gerald M Dick His father, a real estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old His mother, a community service worker, remarried her high school sweetheart, an Episcopalian deacon, two years after Tim s father s death Tim has a total of eight siblings His ancestry includes English, German, Irish, and Scottish.When Tim was young, his family moved to Birmingham, Michigan In high school, his favorite subject was shop, of course, and after high school, he attended Western Michigan University and graduated with a degree in Television Production in 1975 In 1978, he was arrested on drug charges and spent two years in jail Upon his release, he had a new outlook on life and on a dare from a friend, started his comedy career at the Comedy Castle in Detroit Later, he went on to do several cable specials, including, Comedy s Dirtiest Dozen 1988 and Tim Allen Men Are Pigs 1990 In 1991, he became the star of his own hit television series on ABC called Home Improvement 1991 While continuing to film his television series throughout most of the 1990s, he starred in a string of blockbuster movies including The Santa Clause 1994 , Toy Story 1995 , Toy Story 2 1999 and Galaxy Quest 1999 In August 1996, he developed and unveiled his own signature line of power tools, manufactured by Ryobi On top of all that, he has his own racing team, Tim Allen Saleen RRRRacing In May 1999, he ended his series Home Improvement 1991 after eight seasons and in 2001, he filmed such movies as Big Trouble 2002 and Joe Somebody 2001.


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    1. This is an excellent book on the Lord's Resistance Army and the history of violence in northern Uganda. I only gave it four stars, however, because:(1) It's a very academic book, and I would only recommend it to someone with a particular interest in the history of northern Uganda.(2) Each chapter is written by a different author, with various academic specialists discussing their particular are of expertise. This provides a wide range of perspectives, but I did not like all of the authors equall [...]


    2. Without a doubt the most comprehensive source on the Lord's Resistance Army. Chapters of special note include the origins of the conflict, as well as the role that spirituality plays and the false notions of the LRA that dominate the literature on the subject. Of additional use is the analysis of the IDP camps, and the Museveni government of Uganda's massive human rights abuses which have served only to fuel the conflict. Also provides accounts of the failed Juba peace process. A chapter devoted [...]


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