Books: Right Foot Forward

A START IN FREEDOM by Sir Hugh Foof. 256 pages. Harper & Row. $4.95.

"I am one of the last of an almost extinct species," admits Author Foot, "a British Colonial Governor." Few members of the species have worked harder toward self-extinction than Sir Hugh, who spent 30 years in the colonial service and was Britain's last Governor General in Cyprus before independence. In this sprightly autobiography, which combines exploits worthy of James Bond with a scholar's critical look at current history, Foot draws some important lessons from Britain's race to haul down the...

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