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The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West By Niall Ferguson
Astonishing in its scope and erudition, this is the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's numerous acclaimed works have been leading up to. In it, he grapples with perhaps the most challenging questions of modern history: Why was the twentieth century history's bloodiest by far? Why did unprecedented material progress go hand in hand with total war and genocide? His quest for new answers takes him from the walls of Nanjing to the bloody beaches of Normandy, from the economics of ethnic cleansing to the politics of imperial decline and fall. The result, as brilliantly written as it is vital, is a great historian's masterwork.
₦6,000
WOMEN AND CONFLICT IN THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR By Egodi Uchendu
like their Igbo kith and kin east of the River Niger (who led the Biafran revolution and fought the Nigerian federal government from 1967 to 1970) were as involved militarily and otherwise as Biafrans in the confrontation with the federal government all through that period of crisis. In analyzing Anioma women war-time roles, the book draws largely on interviews with women who survived the war, some of whom were adults during the crisis and others who were children at the time.
₦8,500
Reflections on the Nigerian Civil War: Facing the Future By Raph Uwechue
A comment on the First Edition from Lagos' Sunday Times: "The most unimpassioned account, to date, of the Nigerian civil War...Reflections is a book for any shelf..."
₦2,500
THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR: FORTY YEARS AFTER WHAT LESSONS By Armstrong Matiu Adejo
Seven years after independence, Nigeria was plunged into a tumultuous political crisis that degenerated into a major civil war, which lasted for thirty months. The war ended in 1970 with great casualties on both sides, especially from the Igbo. The Nigerian government, under General Yakubu Gowon military administration, declared that there was “no victor and no vanquished”. The Federal Military Government went further to implement the famous post war reconstruction programme christened the three Rs: that is Reconstruction, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation. How constructive this programme was still remains the subject of intense debate amongst scholars. Indeed, forty years after the war, thee fundamental issues that caused the war continue to be topical in the politics of the country.

Themes:
In the light of the above, the Historical Society of Nigeria is organizing an international conference on the Nigerian Civil War Forty Years After: What Lessons? The following sub-themes are expected to be considered by interested scholars:

a. Issues and causes of the Nigerian Civil War
b. The course of the Nigerian Civil War
c. Igbo perspective on the Nigerian Civil War
d. Non-Igbo perspective on the Nigerian Civil War
e. Ethnic minorities and the Nigerian Civil War
f. The war economy and its consequences
g. Demobilization and disarmament
h. Refugee Problem and the Nigerian Civil War
i. Post-civil war generation and their perspectives on the Nigerian Civil War
j. Literature on the Nigerian Civil War
k. Nigerian women and the Civil War
l. Resurrection of the Nigerian Civil War/irredentist ideas and movements
m. The Nigerian Civil War and the Wider World

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The Untold Story of the Nigeria-Biafra War By Luke Nnaemeka Aneke
This is the history of the Nigerian civil war, a four-year period of events that have been meticulously and painstakingly tied to actual and specific dates, as well as days of the week, creating the greatest one-volume diary on the civil war, with verifiable and referenced sources. The contents of this book reflect the events of the Nigerian civil war and world reactions, woven together into a simultaneous and situational sequence that creates a real and actual experience to the reader, as if the events were still contemporaneous. The contents are free of the shackles of governments control on both sides of the war. In this book, Dr. Luke Nnaemeka Aneke, presents the Nigerian civil war in a different and unique form - an amalgam of eyewitness accounts from journalists, relief workers, mercenaries, arms dealers, pilots and others, as recorded by independent news sources not controlled by Nigerian or Biafran authorities. In his foreword to this book, the late General Phillip Efiong wrote: “the presentation of this book in the form of a diary of events paints a picture –a historical picture-that is free of rancour and the play of personal emotions”, for which work, according to the general also, Nigeria and the world should be grateful to the author.
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The Nigerian Revolution and the Biafran War By A Madiebo
A retired general of the Biafran Army presents a post-mortem account of the events of the Nigerian civil war, 1966-70. He attempts to explain dispassionately why army officers toppled the civil government in the cause of stability, and the considerable civilian support they received; and the ensuing riots and counter-coup, in the name of reunification, which led to a civil war claiming some three million lives. He presents eye-witness accounts, and from an insider-perspective tells the story of how and why the Biafrans fought the war for almost three years under blockade and in isolation from the outside world, aiming to rectify much perceived misinformation about the war published outside Africa.
₦3,000
Nigeria/Biafra Civil War : My Experience By Achike Udenwa

Coming barely seven years after Nigeria’s independence, the civil war is, perhaps, the most critical watershed in the country’s annals. Heaps of books have written on that seemingly spontaneous event, but 41 years after the bombs stopped landing and rifles stopped crackling, the last of the war of survival has not been heard.

It has become the proverbial elephant whose different body parts were felt by seven blind men and each had a different story to tell. The latest of the wartime stories comes from a high-profile participant. Chief Achike Udenwa two-term governor of Imo State and former Minister of Commerce has also thrown his hat in the ring in the matter of reliving his own side of war time tales.

If, indeed, there had been any doubts about Chief Udenwa’s claims to being a central participant in the 30-month conflict then his new book captioned Nigerian/Biafran Civil War:My Experince has cleared such doubts permanently.

The 258-page book, structured in seven chapters, excluding preliminaries, strikes at the heart of an event which significance continues to reverberate in the face of current political developments.

In reality, it cannot be said with exactitude that Nigeria has finally overcome threats to its unity; a threat amplified by current security situations such as gave birth, though in varied circumstance, to the war which Udenwa partook in as a very young man.

In the first 76 pages the author took a historical perspective of Nigeria’s political evolution, making copious references to immediate events that eventually culminated in the civil war.

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The Nigerian Civil War and Its Aftermath by Eghosae E. Osaghae, Ebere Onwuduwe, Rotimi T. Suberu
The Nigerian civil war ended in January 1970. Yet it continues to be the point of reference in political discourses in the country, in part because the attempts to meet the challenges created by the war have themselves created a whole range of new problems and malcontents. These have become the defining elements of the post-war era, and underlie the tensions that have characterized Nigerian politics. The civil war may, therefore, be the turning point in Nigeria's development trajectory that scholars and analysts seem not to have acknowledged. Or it might be that the war is in urgent need of re-interpretation and further interrogation in view of such post-war developments as threats of secession, demands for confederation, and the claim that resource control was at the root of the conflicts that degenerated into civil war.

Whichever it is, however, it is clear that the war has important implications and lessons for the viability and consolidation of democracy in Nigeria, both now and the future. Contributors to this volume examine these implications and lessons from different perspectives.
₦4,500
Our Fathers’ Land : Including Reminiscences On The Nigerian Civil War By Titus Okereke
Titus Okereke treats us to a world worth living in his book, Our Fathers’ Land – Including Reminiscences on the Nigerian Civil War. This is the first book of its class, an autobiographic tale well told, to come out of an alumnus of the old University College, Ibadan, from a graduate of the early sixties, 1960-1964.
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My Command: An Account of the Nigerian Civil War 1969-70
When former President Olusegun Obasanjo penned his war memoirs, he called it My Command, a cocky title since no one expected anything less than command for a general's account of his soldiery during the Nigerian Civil War. Again whose command should it have been? Could he have woven the war tales of another general? Readers would have called him presumptuous. Yet, when his fellow combatants read his story, they called him presumptuous. They implied that the earthy man lied through his pen, the man who ran this country twice, once as civilian and the other as soldier, who claimed victory for the war, who affects the air of the soldier as statesman, who even tinkers with the toga of thinker, was not the soldier he claimed. To his credit though, Obasanjo might have claimed to be a soldier but not a gentleman. Get a copy and read on
₦3,000
The Making of an African Legend: The Biafra Story By Frederick Forsyth
This is the book which marked Frederick Forsyth's transition from journalist to author. A record of one of the most brutal conflicts the Third World has ever suffered, it has become a classic of modern war reporting. But it is more than that. It voices one man's outrage not only at the extremes of human violence, but also at the duplicity and self-interest of the Western Governments - most notably, the British, who tacitly accepted or actively aided that violence.
₦2,500
The Federal Republic of Nigerian Army: The Siege of a Nation By Major General M. Chris Alli (rtd)
A former general in the Nigerian army, defence attache to Zimbabwe and member of the Abacha caucus, chronicles the role played by the army in Nigerian history, from the first military coup in 1966 to Obasanjo's accession to power in 1998. He describes his own experiences in the army at home and abroad, including a section on his personal interactions with Abacha and the caucus. The author writes in anger at the domination of political hegemony and the subsequent intervention of the military into politics, the perceived dichotomy between people and state, and its implicactions for issues of development and human rights. He states: 'This book is not an indictment of the military of which I am a part. It is my perception of the conduct of my generation and the multifarious forces at work amongst and about them. It is not a verdict on society, rather it is an articulation of the ecstasy, the fears, the constrictions of a nation in turmoil, a nation pulling itself apart.'
₦3,500
VICTOR BANJO: AN UNTOLD ACCOUNT OF THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR By Deji Yesufu
Victor Banjo: An Untold Account of the Nigerian Civil War concentrates on Victor Banjo between 1966 and 1967 when he died. The first issue is Victor Banjo’s role in the January 1966 coup. Yesufu completely exonerates Victor Banjo of any role in the January 1966 coup. Yesufu tried to explain many events that may never be completely understood. The documents are not available to do proper research into these complicated issues. The events of the coup and the aftermath, the details of the Benin invasion, the trial of Banjo and three others will never be fully documented. Yesufu’s book is a welcome addition to the literature about these controversies.
₦2,000
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