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Shaking Hands with Billy

the private memoirs of Anthony Richard Turton

Published by Just Done Productions Publishing in Durban: South Africa .
Written in English.

About the Book

This book is a personal memoir of a retired senior intelligence officer who served in various arms of the South African security forces at the height of the Cold War. The memoir describes the role of the National Intelligence Service in stabilizing South Africa at a time when the Armed Struggle was at its peak. It also explains how the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA) was established as a foundation for the transition to democracy in 1994. A detailed timeline is given of the military confrontation between CODESA (which was opting for a unitary state) and COSAG (Concerned South Africans Group) who preferred a federal structure in which group rights were recognized. This was a pivitol moment because full-scale civil war would have resulted, the military might well have opted for a coup d'etat and Zuland and other areas might well have seceeded.

Edition Notes

LC has copy 52 of 100, signed by author.

Includes bibliographical references.


Library of Congress
DT1949.T88 A3 2006

The Physical Object

xii, 526 p. :
Number of pages
22.5 x 20.8 x 2.04 centimeters
1400 grams

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