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  • Genre:TRUE CRIME
  • SubGenre:Espionage
  • Language:English
  • Pages:300
  • eBook ISBN:9798350948271
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350924350

Buried Beneath A Tree In Africa

The Journey to Investigate the Murder of My Father in Uganda by Idi Amin

by Edward Siedle

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When Edward's father goes missing in a remote region of Uganda while investigating rumors of a massacre, President Idi Amin's corrupt, dictatorial regime is exposed to the world in all its brutality. Nearly three decades later, Edward, now a world-renowned American forensics expert, returns to Uganda to solve the mystery surrounding his father's life and murder.
Days after his seventeenth birthday, Edward Siedle received a series of cryptic messages indicating his father had suddenly disappeared in a remote region of Uganda, East Africa. Robert Siedle was last seen badly beaten at a Ugandan Army barracks, where he was captured while investigating a brutal massacre of hundreds of soldiers by President Idi Amin. His disappearance, which was reported in Newsweek magazine within days, alerted the world that the friendly dictator so many governments—including the United States— had supported was a monster. Amin's regime would ultimately be responsible for the torture and murder of almost half a million people. Edward, now a renowned American forensics expert, returns to Uganda twenty-six years later to retrieve his father's bodily remains and solve the mystery surrounding his life and death. Since his father was rumored to be involved with the Central Intelligence Agency, thousands of previously classified CIA, U.S. Department of State and Ugandan Commission of Inquiry documents had to be reviewed in anticipation of the journey. Upon his return to Uganda, Edward must interview victims, witnesses, and prisoners on Death Row to complete a son's obligation to his murdered father.
About the author
Edward "Ted" Siedle is an American attorney, world-renowned forensics expert, and former Forbes writer. Over the past 30 years, his high profile investigations of Wall Street looting involving over $1 trillion in assets have been detailed in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and CNBC. In 2018, Ted secured the largest CFTC whistleblower award in history―$30 million―and in 2017, the largest SEC whistleblower award of $48 million. Siedle has been named as one of the 40 most influential people in the U.S. pension debate by Institutional Investor magazine. He and Rich Dad, Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki, co-authored the bestseller, Who Stole My Pension? How You Can Stop the Looting. Most recently, he authored How to Steal a Lot of Money--Legally, which offers an engaging novel approach to teaching financial literacy.