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Comment: London; Bodley Head; 1950; 1st Edition; 8.35 x 5.2 x 1.2"; Hardcover; Very Good-; Spine bumped & worn, corners bumped, covers partially faded, owner's signature on half title page; B & W photographs, B&W Maps; 264 Pages;
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The groundnut affair Hardcover – 1 Jan 1950


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  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: J. Lane; 1st. Edition edition (1950)
  • ASIN: B0000CHO7Y
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,072,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rare illustrated hardcover book with dust-jacket. "The Groundnut Affair" by Alan Wood. This is "The book that caused all the uproar!" revealing the whole honest & sorry account of the fiasco that was the East African Groundnuts Scheme in Tanganyika, written by Alan Wood. This British Labour Government project & pioneering enterprise was developed in 1946, while Britain was still under rationing & short of cooking oil, to grow peanuts in the British African colonies to produce vegetable oil. After only a few years & a lot of lives lost, due to many factors against it like drought & inhospitable landscape, human blunders and bad luck, this project had to be abandoned in 1951. This is a rare book which caused heated discussions in the Houses of Commons at the time, and almost didn't get published!


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