Sarawak: The Rajah's Return

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The Brookes of Sarawak might have stepped from the pages of a Conrad novel. The first and last English family to occupy an Oriental throne, they fought pirates and hostile sultans, pacified headhunters and brought the white man's law to their cruel, vibrantly beautiful land in northwest Borneo. The Brooke rajahs ruled their Kentucky-size kingdom with the stern dignity of a Victorian paterfamilias, but with humanity and imagination as well; in the annals of colonialism, few dynasties have been so selflessly devoted to their subject's welfare. The first...

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