Deliverance by P-AllenUnwin

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The groundbreaking account of East Timor's struggle for nationhood, thoroughly researched and expertly written, with information from dozens of insider interviews and hundreds of secret documents. A classic of investigative journalism.In late 1999 the world watched as a small country became the world's newest nation amid a frenzy of destruction and killing.Now, Deliverance tells the inside story of East Timor's agony, drawing on hundreds of secret documents and dozens of 'off the record' interviews with government and military insiders in Indonesia, Australia, the United States, and the UN. It paints a startling picture of Indonesia's bloody retreat from East Timor after a brutal 24-year occupation.Unparalleled access to sources in Jakarta and Canberra and many months of patient research have enabled the authors to strip away the myths and self-interested accounts to reveal in close and hitherto unreported detail the real story - from a distracted president's bold decision, to an internationally monitored ballot, to descent into the cauldron of violence and the arrival of the peace keepers.Was the murderous violence really carried out by 'rogue elements', as the Australian government would have us believe? Who in Indonesia gave the green light to the program whereby the Indonesian military, assisting the UN in supervising the referendum, were also tasked with ensuring its failure by all available means? Was PM John Howard's efforts to rally support for international action at the Auckland APEC meeting his finest hour? Could Australia have done more to avert the bloodshed? Why wasn't planning for the peacekeeping operation taken seriously in Canberra until two weeks before Interfet landed?These are just a few of the questions answered in this groundbreaking account.Deliverance is a classic of investigative journalism. If there is only one account you read of East Timor's struggle for nationhood, this should be it.

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									Deliverance
Author: Don Greenlees
Author: Robert Garran
Table of Contents

Map of East Timor iiPreface and acknowledgements viiIntroduction x1 A fractured history: occupation and
resistance, 1975-92 12 Search for a solution: Habibie's plan for East Timor autonomy 253 A violent
inheritance: tensions escalate in East Timor 424 The master's apprentices: Habibie and Wiranto in
Suharto's shadow 535 Seizing the moment: Habibie rejects Australia's plan and offers an immediate
choice 746 The backlash: responses to Habibie's surprise, in the UN, Australia, East Timor and
Indonesia 1027 Brothers in arms: the military and the militias 1208 Leap of faith: preparing for the East
Timor ballot, Indonesia's peaceful election 1449 Race against time: the UN goes in 15710 The vote 17611
Bumihangus: East Timor burns 19612 The world responds 23213 Backdown: the pressure mounts and
Habibie agrees to peacekeepers 25514 Peacekeepers arrive 27015 The nationalist backlash and the fall
of Habibie 29516 O
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The groundbreaking account of East Timor's struggle for nationhood, thoroughly researched and expertly
written, with information from dozens of insider interviews and hundreds of secret documents. A classic of
investigative journalism.In late 1999 the world watched as a small country became the world's newest
nation amid a frenzy of destruction and killing.Now, Deliverance tells the inside story of East Timor's
agony, drawing on hundreds of secret documents and dozens of 'off the record' interviews with
government and military insiders in Indonesia, Australia, the United States, and the UN. It paints a
startling picture of Indonesia's bloody retreat from East Timor after a brutal 24-year
occupation.Unparalleled access to sources in Jakarta and Canberra and many months of patient
research have enabled the authors to strip away the myths and self-interested accounts to reveal in close
and hitherto unreported detail the real story - from a distracted president's bold decision, to an
internationally monitored ballot, to descent into the cauldron of violence and the arrival of the peace
keepers.Was the murderous violence really carried out by 'rogue elements', as the Australian government
would have us believe? Who in Indonesia gave the green light to the program whereby the Indonesian
military, assisting the UN in supervising the referendum, were also tasked with ensuring its failure by all
available means? Was PM John Howard's efforts to rally support for international action at the Auckland
APEC meeting his finest hour? Could Australia have done more to avert the bloodshed? Why wasn't
planning for the peacekeeping operation taken seriously in Canberra until two weeks before Interfet
landed?These are just a few of the questions answered in this groundbreaking account.Deliverance is a
classic of investigative journalism. If there is only one account you read of East Timor's struggle for
nationhood, this should be it.
Author Bio
Don Greenlees
Don Greenlees is the award-winning correspondent for the Australian in Jakarta. From 1998, he covered
the downfall of the Suharto regime and Indonesia's faltering steps to democracy. Greenlees has been a
journalist for more than 20 years working extensively in newspapers and television in Australia and
abroad. In 2001, he won a Walkley award for reporting in Indonesia.Robert Garran has written about
political and economic issues for 18 years in several of Australia's leading newspapers. As the
Australian's foreign affairs and defence writer from 1998 to 2001 he covered the Australian and
international response to the East Timor crisis. He has written for the Australian and the Melbourne Age,
Australian Financial Review and the London Economist.


Robert Garran
Don Greenlees is the award-winning correspondent for the Australian in Jakarta. From 1998, he covered
the downfall of the Suharto regime and Indonesia's faltering steps to democracy. Greenlees has been a
journalist for more than 20 years working extensively in newspapers and television in Australia and
abroad. In 2001, he won a Walkley award for reporting in Indonesia.Robert Garran has written about
political and economic issues for 18 years in several of Australia's leading newspapers. As the
Australian's foreign affairs and defence writer from 1998 to 2001 he covered the Australian and
international response to the East Timor crisis. He has written for the Australian and the Melbourne Age,
Australian Financial Review and the London Economist.

								
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