RICHARD GOTT, author of Britain's Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt, opens the 16th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
Wednesday 24 October 2012 at 7.00pm (Doors open at 6.00pm)
Out of the Blue Drill Hall
30-38 Dalmeny Street
Admission Free! Donations Welcome!
Vivid and startling... Gott's achievement is to show, as no historian has done before, that violence was a central, constant and ubiquitous part of the making and keeping of the British Empire. Richard Drayton, Guardian
RICHARD GOTT is a former Latin America correspondent and features editor for the Guardian. A specialist in Latin American affairs, his books include Cuba: A New History, Guerrilla Movements in Latin America, The Appeasers (with Martin Gilbert), Land Without Evil, Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution, and Britain's Empire. He is currently an honorary research fellow at the institute for the study of the Americas at the University of London.