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co-authored, or edited, often as the result of first working on the subject in a documentary. 

 The Monarchy and its Future

The Monarchy and its Future  

George Allen & Unwin Limited - 1969

The Monarchy and its Future 

Edited by Jeremy Murray-Brown

Monarchy is Britain's oldest political institution, older than Parliament, older even than Law Courts. British royalty can claim the oldest dynastic heritage in Europe. Like the Church it has been buffeted throughout the ages but has survived into the present age. What will be its future? Will the traditions and loyalties of the past survive in a world of technology and mass communications? What do the Crown, and the Royal Family mean to the people in Britain, in the Commonwealth, in Europe, in America and in other countries?  

The Monarchy and Its Future presents a number of widely differing opinions on topics raised by contemporary debate. There are writers from France, America and India. Includes an essay by Jeremy Murray-Brown.  

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Kenyatta  

Written by Jeremy Murray-Brown  

Kenyatta's life is the story of the African struggle for freedom. Few men have aroused such strong and conflicting emotions in others and witnessed such dramatic twists of personal fortune. Described as 'the leader to darkness and death', he became known as Mzee, 'the father of his people.'  

This book is the first to tell the full story of Kenyatta's extraordinary and enigmatic career. It is written on the basis of original sources, most of which have never been published before. The result is a wholly-rounded portrait that is at once authoritative, intimate and entertaining. Though it is in no sense an official biography, it can claim to be the definitive account of Kenyatta's life, and its objective approach to the enigmas that have surrounded the African leader places him firmly in his historical context.  

Alternate Book of the Month Club Choice, U.S.A. 1973.

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Kenyatta

Kenyatta

George Allen & Unwin Limited - 1972  

E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. - 1973


'It is notoriously difficult to write an objective biography of a living person. When the subject is a head of state, with a background and reputation as controversial as that of Jomo Kenyatta, the task becomes even harder. Jeremy Murray-Brown has performed it triumphantly. His study of the Kenyan President is a massive work, researched in painstaking detail, and presented with a balance and judgement that are remarkable. He avoids both superficiality and sycophancy.' 

-- Times Literary Supplement 


Faith and Flag

Faith and the Flag  

George Allen & Unwin Limited - 1977

 

Faith and the Flag  

Written by Jeremy Murray-Brown  

Faith and the Flag is the story of the first contacts between the tribes of Africa and the civilization of nineteenth-century Europe. It is an absorbing story of faith and suspicion, patriotism and politics, self-aggrandisement and self-denial, diplomacy, nationalism and adventure.  

This story is presented through the lives of six notable figures: Robert Moffat, the outstanding pioneer of southern Africa; his more publicized son-in-law, David Livingstone; Ludwig Krapf, the first Protestant missionary in East Africa and forerunner of Burton, Speke and Grant; Henry Morton Stanley, illegitimate son of a Welsh farmer, who became the most celebrated explorer of his time; the flamboyant French Archbishop of Algiers, Cardinal Lavigerie, founder of the Catholic White Fathers; and General Gordon, the enigmatic hero of Khartoum.  

"His success in conveying so much of the... detail and atmosphere of his subject makes the book both informative and enjoyable to read." -- The Economist

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Portraits of Power  

Compiled by Jeremy Murray-Brown  

Nineteen unique studies of world leaders who have created the history of this century.  

Power corrupts. Power manipulates. Power controls. Power moves millions to unite, to worship, to kill and to die. What power means, how it has been used and abused by men of genius, of willpower and unbridled ambition is analyzed by writers of The New York Times, one of the world's most respected newspapers. This book examines Hitler's obsession with world dominance... Churchill's prophetic voice... Stalin's power of fear... Truman's years of decision... De Gaulle's force of character... Ben-Gurion's sense of mission... Krushchev's lethal embrace... Kennedy's charisma... The Shah of Iran's politics of oil... Mao's power of organized chaos.  

Eyewitness accounts and more than two hundred photographs, many previously unpublished, illustrate these stirring portraits of the figures who dominated world events and forged the destiny of this generation and those of the years to come. With an introductory essay by Jeremy Murray-Brown.

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Portraits of Power

Portraits of Power  

Octopus Books Limited - 1979


This War Callled Peace

This War Called Peace  

Universe Books - 1985

This War Called Peace  

Written by Brian Crozier, Drew Middleton and Jeremy Murray-Brown  

This War Called Peace sets the record straight about the actual structure, intentions and objectives of Soviet influence in the modern world. Its three distinguished authors fervently assert that 'in totalitarian terms, the only dialogue possible is between an executioner and his victim', and that the goal of Marxism-Leninism is nothing short of Communist world control.  

Arranged chronologically, beginning with the Stalin years and going up through Brezhnev and his successors, the book traces the growth of Soviet power and influence in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as the weakness and concessions of the United States and Western Europe. A final chapter discusses the role of the Western media, of Western intellectual illusions and of the effects of McCarthyism and Orwell's predictions on Western thinking. 

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