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Mission For Hammarskjold: The Congo Crisis
Mission For Hammarskjold: The Congo Crisis
By Rajeshwar Dayal
Princeton University Press, 1976, 335 pp.

As the head of the U.N. mission to the Congo in 1960-61, the author found himself impaled between Congolese factions as well as between the West and the rest; this position gave him the perspective to write what seems to be an objective-and is without doubt a most gripping-account of the much-disputed events there (including new material on the involvement of the U.N. in the Kasavubu and Mobutu coups, the arrest of Lumumba, and Hammarskjold's death).