With leading characters including Subandrio, Sugandhi, Sugijono, Suharto, Sujono, Sukarno, Sukatno, Sukendro, Sumpeno, Supardjo, Suparno, Suprapto, Surabaya and Sutjipto, End of Sukarno: A Coup That Misfired: A Purge That Ran Wild, by John Hughes, is not a book you can speed read without completely losing the plot. Sukarno was the President of Indonesia from 1945 to 1967. There was a failed coup in 1965, which this book describes. In the following two years there then followed the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Communists within Indonesia, and following this, Sukarno’s eventual eclipse.
Sukarno was also known as Bung Karno, Soekarno, Pak Karno, and variations of Achmad Sukarno. A confusing man in a confusing place. If you read the book carefully, however, it is not confusing. I did not know about the semi-organised killing of hundreds of thousands of communists in Indonesia during those years.