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Author Asad Latif, author

Title The life and times of Gerald de Cruz : a Singaporean of many worlds / Asad-ul Iqbal Latif
Published Singapore : ISEAS Publishing, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, 2015
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015


Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (xi, 223 pages)) : illustrations
Contents Preface -- Family tree : Gerald Evelyn de Cruz -- 1. Don de Cruz de la Singapura -- 2. Childhood and youth -- 3. The Japanese occupation -- 4. The communist years -- 5. Going abroad -- 6. The English years -- 7. Return to Singapore -- 8. The political thinker -- 9. Friend of labour -- 10. The columnist -- 11. The family man -- Appendix
Summary Gerald de Cruz's life overlapped many of the spheres of Singapore's history after World War II. As a Eurasian, a nationalist, a communist and then a democratic socialist, as a journalist and a writer, he represents the insurgent energies of a truculent time when a nascent nation was seeking the basis of statehood. His commitment to progressive ideas and movements reveals a man of integrity in search of himself in a better world. This book seeks to portray his place in time, particularly for younger Singaporeans who did not live in an era that has inaugurated the history of independent Singapore
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject De Cruz, Gerald, 1920-1991.
De Cruz, Gerald, 1920-1991
Journalists -- Singapore -- Biography
Communists -- Singapore -- Biography
Nationalists -- Singapore -- Biography
Politicians -- Singapore -- Biography
Eurasians -- Singapore -- Biography
East Asia.
Regions & Countries - Asia & the Middle East.
History & Archaeology.
Singapore -- History.
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015322589
ISBN 9789814620697