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December 20, 2009

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Lorraine M. Thompson

Happy Holidays, Doug.

Tzintzuntzan

"In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz" is one of my favorite books of all time, and was a huge inspiration for Missile for Mobutu. The one problem with it is that there are some things (like the Shaba wars and the Katangese riots of 1993) that she barely covers. I think it's because she's focusing on the long era when most Congolese had given up on armed resistance, so the examples of it actually happening only get a sentance or two.

Bernard Guerrero

Damn, Air France has gotten cheap. When we got held up for a day at CDG in '95, they put us up at the Sofitel. We blew the food voucher on champagne.

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