A Doctor in a House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
ISBN : 9789674152482
Author: Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
Published Date: September 2014
In his twenty-two years as Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad transformed his country from an agricultural backwater into an industrial powerhouse that would become the seventeenth-largest trading nation in the world.
This remarkable achievement was not without controversy, and Dr Mahathir’s extraordinary vision and iron grip earned him both enemies as well as ardent admirers within and outside Malaysia. He has been described—typically and paradoxically—as a tyrannical dictator, a bête noir, as well as an inspiring, courageous and outspoken defender of the downtrodden, the Third World, and moderate Islam.
At almost every turn Dr 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 of its greatest shapers. It is neither an apology nor a defence, but a forceful, compelling and often exciting account of how Dr Mahathir achieved what he did in so short a time, and why.