Historical Indonesian Figures

Natsir, Rebel Without A Pause
Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,810. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Mohammad Natsir (July 17, 1908-February 6, 1993) was a prominent Indonesian politician in the early independence of Indonesia.His life was not as colorful or dramatic as a stage play, but the example set by this person, who had a talent for combining words with deeds, was nothing less than remarkable.
Sudirman, The Soldier from Banyumas
Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,580. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
He was a boy scout with the Hizbul Wathan movement and a teacher at a Muhammadiyah school. But during the Japanese occupation, Sudirman enlisted in the military, where at the age of 29 he was elected commander of the People’s Defense Army. Remembered as a simple general who was close to his troops, Sudirman set the foundations of the Indonesian Military.
Tan Malaka, Forgotten Founding Father
Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,800. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
HE was the first important figure who conceived of and wrote about the Republic of Indonesia. Muhammad Yamin called him, “Father of the Republic of Indonesia.” Following the declaration of independence he mobilized the youth for a mass rally at the Ikada Square on September 19, 1945. Tan Malaka could be called Indonesia’s most mysterious independence figure. He lived on the run in 11 countries.
Ernest Douwes Dekker, A Nation Inspired
Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,180. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
IN his body flowed Dutch, French, German and Javanese blood, yet François Eugène Douwes Dekker’s spirit was nationalism, rooted among the local population. He was the first person to establish a political party in Indonesia, prompting Dutch colonial officials to brand him dangerous, for his capacity to provoke ‘native’ Indonesians into rebelling.
Sarwo Edhie Revisited, 1965 PKI Nemesis
Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,770. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
THE name of Sarwo Edhie Wibowo, alongside Suharto’s, rocketed to prominence after the political upheaval of 1965. As commander of the Army Para-Commando Regiment or RPKAD, Colonel Sarwo Edhie spearheaded the operations that would annihilate the PKI, the Indonesian Communist Party.
Tjokroaminoto, Freedom’s Leading Light
Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,570. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
SUKARNO, the nation’s first president, acknowledged that Haji Oemar Said Tjokroaminoto changed his life around. He was not only Sukarno’s father-in-law, he was also his political guru and of other independence movement leaders, such as Semaoen, Musso, Alimin and Kartosoewirjo. But in the end, the mentor of our founding fathers stood alone....
Njoto and The G30S Tragedy
Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,700. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
APART from New Order books that incriminate all Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) members in the September 30 Movement (G30S) of 1965, most historians have found no involvement of Njoto in this revolutionary action. Sidelined for being too close to President Sukarno, senior PKI politician Njoto is the other side of the history of the G30S.
Sutan Sjahrir, Little Brother’s Lasting Legacy
Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,970. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Sutan Sjahrir was one of the seven Fathers of Indonesian Revolution. He urged Sukarno and Hatta to declare Indonesian independence although he himself was not present on the big day. He chose an elegant way to drive the Dutch out of Indonesia, a way which was opposed by the other Fathers of Indonesian Revolution. His anti-fascist, anti-military ideology was criticized.....
Musso and the Madiun Movement
Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,400. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Many know him as an Indonesian Communist Party leader during the rebellions of 1926 and 1948, the first of which was against the Netherlands Indies colonial government, while the second, in Madiun, East Java, was against the newly established Indonesian government. His name was Musso, a son of Kediri known for his religious diligence as a child.
Kartosoewirjo, An Impossible Dream
Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,950. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
FIFTY years after his death, Sekarmadji Maridjan Kartosoewirjo continues to inspire groups who dream of an ‘Islamic State’ in this country—both by peaceful and violent means. Ironically, the Kartosoewirjo family was classified as gentry, feudal and not a strict follower of Islam. His youth was not spent in religious education but in colonial Dutch schools.
Sjam Kamaruzaman, A Ghost in the G30S Machine
Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 11. Price: $2.90 USD. Words: 9,610. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
WHO was Sjam, a man with five aliases? Who was this native of Tuban, East Java, who was an atheist yet known to be good at reciting verses from the Qur’an? Was he a double agent or just a loyal follower of PKI Chairman D.N. Aidit? The G30S tragedy is a mystery whose secrets have never been fully uncovered. Sjam Kamaruzaman is an important figure in the chaos....
Suharto, Farewell to the King
Series: Historical Indonesian Figures, Book 12. Price: $2.90 USD. Words: 40,630. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013 by Tempo Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
DURING his 32 years in power Suharto had plenty of opportunities to do good and bad—which he did, alternately. However, there was a process which seemed to go on forever under his administration, the length of which could only be outdone by Cuba’s Fidel Castro. This process was centralization, and even personalization, with figurehead Suharto as the nucleus of the entire nation.