ARTS, BOOKS, BIOGRAPHIES AND PROFILES- Featuring; The True History and the Origins of the 64 INFANTRY REGIMENT; the Cuban Tropas Especiales or Special Forces; the Ghana Armed Forces; AND the Comparative Study of the Castro-Rawlings Revolutions of the 31st December 1958 and the 31st December 1981.
THE AUTHOR’S EXCERPTS BACK-COVER TEXT AND THESIS –If you don’t know, ask with prudence. If you’re told, question with humility for there could be, arguably, always a reason for a question or an answer- Asante Fordjour.
Following the successful recruitment and training in 1983 of some 180 young men in Cuba, who were to form the nucleus of the 64 Regiment, outside of the traditional armed forces settings and the word commando, popularized in the Ghanaian defence and national security architecture in 1984, many are those – most significantly, the Ghana Armed Forces, who even recruited them, had had the cause for their admirations and arguably, misgivings about the group. The origins and mission of the commando unit, continue to be shrouded in secrecy, thereby, evoking vacuum of speculations and various hypotheses.
It’s true, if our parents or guardians had failed to outdoor or name us at birth, chances are that we could easily be called anything, at any point in our lives. And this had been part of the 64 commando’s story. But the reader’s greatest consolation here might be that Asante was part of this group.
In this book – Travellers Without Destination, he shall unmask the facts, issues and the unresolved speculations relating to the recruitment, training, defence and national security politics that continue to agitate the minds of both critics and the admirers of the members of the once Forces Reserve Unit and its successor unit- the 64 Regiment, who pride themselves of having yes, “sacrificed in honour” for Ghana rather than J.J. Rawlings, under whose leadership they were enlisted.
AUTHOR’S SUMMARY NOTES- THE BOOK IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT AMAZON. SO YOU MAY WANT TO GRAB YOUR COPY WITH THANKS. AND HAVING DONE SO, YOU MUST, RESPECTFULLY, NOT FORGET TO REGISTER YOUR REVIEW(S). AS THE AUTHOR PROMISES EXCELLENCE BUT NOT PERFECTION, THERE MIGHT CERTAINLY, BE SOMETHING YOU LIKE TO SAY. FOR EXAMPLE, A PRAISE OR MAY BE, HONEST CRITIQUE.
Per Amazon’s Online books sales Terms and Conditions.
Thank you for your purchase and the book review.