STATE OF EMERGENCY: A Novel of Alternatives by Dennis & Joan Richards Guerrier

STATE OF EMERGENCY: A Novel of Alternatives

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Reader: Bearing in mind what you know of the situation in Lakato (a newly independent African country) you must decide whether Toumi (its prime minister) should"". . . . Should he build a hydroelectric system? Should he get rid of troublesome General Nashur or will it lead to a purge? Should he seek UN or British help? Should he buy arms and if so from whom? Should he encourage his wife Erika to leave for England because she's unhappy? One multiple choice question not left to the reader to decide is whether or not Toumi should have an affair with the sultry Vicky, but that's probably the only glamorous option here in what is called ""a new form of entertainment based on the technique of programmed learning."" . . . . ""Reader: If you think you know all you need to know on the subject, you may turn to page 231"" or better yet page 240 which is the end, except for the appendices and maps.

Pub Date: Feb. 5th, 1969
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin