The Last Governor: Chris Patten and the Handover of Hong Kong Paperback – 1 Apr 1998
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a highly important contribution to the historical record which tells how one man, doggedly and sometimes bloody-mindedly, did his best to help and, insofar as it was possible, to save the people of Hong Kong (DAILY TELEGRAPH)
well-written, never boring, and a significant contribution to the history of Hong Kong (IRISH TIMES)
a useful contribution to history. (ASIAN AFFAIRS)
Dimbleby's account is naturally sympathetic to his subject but is nevertheless well-written, never boring, and a significant contribution to the history of Hong Kong. (IRISH TIMES) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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* Includes new Foreword commenting on the political furore the book has provoked.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. See all Product Description
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Yes this book is largely patten-centric and the author does acknowledge that and also tries to accept that the Brits could have brought in Democracy in the 150 years that came before. We get reminders of how much Patten was missed by John Major , was he ? Patten treads a fine line and in trying to get a yes-yes solution invariably creates issues around expectations. A fascinating insight into how politics really works and I may now have to watch the Documentary that accompanied this book.
Good book, well written and personal. Enjoyable read on a flight from Hong Kong to London.