A Doctor in the House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

In his 22 years as prime minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad transformed his country from an agricultural backwater into an industrial powerhouse that would become the 17th-largest trading nation in the world.

This remarkable achievement was not without controversy, and Mahathir’s extraordinary vision and iron grip earned him both enemies as well as ardent admirers within and outside of Malaysia. He has been described—typically and paradoxically—as a tyrannical dictator, a bête noir, as well as inspiring, courageous and an outspoken defender of the downtrodden, the Third World and moderate Islam.

At almost every turn Mahathir rewrote the rules. This book reveals hitherto unknown aspects of this intensely private, but publicly bold, statesman. It provides a clear and compelling narrative of modern Malaysian political history as seen through the eyes of one its greatest shapers. It is neither apology nor defence, but a forceful, compelling and often exciting account of how Mahathir achieved what he did in so short a time, and why.

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In his 22 years as prime minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad transformed his country from an agricultural backwater into an industrial powerhouse that would become the 17th-largest trading nation in the world.

This remarkable achievement was not without controversy, and Mahathir’s extraordinary vision and iron grip earned him both enemies as well as ardent admirers within and outside of Malaysia. He has been described—typically and paradoxically—as a tyrannical dictator, a bête noir, as well as inspiring, courageous and an outspoken defender of the downtrodden, the Third World and moderate Islam.

At almost every turn Mahathir rewrote the rules. This book reveals hitherto unknown aspects of this intensely private, but publicly bold, statesman. It provides a clear and compelling narrative of modern Malaysian political history as seen through the eyes of one its greatest shapers. It is neither apology nor defence, but a forceful, compelling and often exciting account of how Mahathir achieved what he did in so short a time, and why.

Publisher: MPH Group Publishing

Paperback

2014

ISBN: 9789674152482