The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden

The Last King of Scotland

Giles Foden

fiction historical dark reflective tense slow-paced

352 pages | first published 1998

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Shortly after his arrival in Uganda, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan is called to the scene of a bizarre accident: Idi Amin, careening down a dirt road in his red Maserati, has run over a cow. When Garrigan tends to Amin, the dictator, in his ob...
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emotional 25%

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