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Shaking Hands with Billy

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“On its surface Shaking Hands with Billy is the story of one man’s odyssey. And odyssey is, I believe, the correct word, neither overstatement nor misrepresentation.”

James G. Workman

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Author Anthony Richard Turton
Cover Type Paper-back
ISBN 13 978-1-920315-58-0
Number of Pages 556
Size 228.6mm x 210mm
Publication Date 1 December 2010
Illustrations/Photos Black and White interspersed throughout the text
Colour pages 8 pages of Colour Plates
Binding Section Sewn
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“On its surface Shaking Hands with Billy is the story of one man’s odyssey. And odyssey is, I believe, the correct word, neither overstatement nor misrepresentation. To be sure, many chapters in Anthony Turton’s personal narrative describe the recruitment and work of a Cold War soldier – instilling in him a sense of detachment, manifest in that chilling, if necessary, “thousand yard stare”. Yet it is less a tactical, macho, warrior epic like the Odyssey than an alienated veteran’s dragged-out struggle, his repeated attempts to reconcile himself to a political landscape that is both strange and at times uncomfortable, and then to embrace the chaos and complexity as, for better or worse, his only home.”

James G. Workman

 

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Please note that the first interview about Shaking Hands with Billy is now availble at http://www.polity.org.za/article/shaking-hands-with-billy-2011-01-20

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