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Death to Life : Bangladesh as Experienced By a Missionary Family - Jim McKinley

Death to Life : Bangladesh as Experienced By a Missionary Family

Jim McKinley

The Highview Baptist Church (1978)
Immanuel Baptist Church (1979)
Original from: The University of Michigan

An excellent book written from the first hand experience of a Christian Missionary living in Bangladesh during the time of a brutal showdown by Pakistani military regime. The book sets a setting where Jim McKinley and his family members were standing in an open field and about to be shot by an Army jet plane moving right above their head and rattling bullets indiscriminately at the people working in the local market.

McKinley shares the experience of living with his family of four small children during this brutal time period. Often his description of the war revolves around the small city he lived in. However, due to being one of the very few white men living in Bangladesh at that time, he was revered by both local and Pakistani politicians and he was also considered a true friend by the local Bengalis which gave him the opportunity to analyze the contemporary situation from multiple perspectives. His critical lens of analyzing the brutality of the war period and the political shifts undoubtedly credits his book being one of the most authentic and efficacious source of the war of 1971.
[Reviewed by By wasifur rahman on November 29, 2013]


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