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The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor
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A sweeping history the fortune seekers, adventurers, despots, and thieves who have ruthlessly endeavored to extract gold, diamonds, and other treasures from Africa and its people. Africa has been coveted for its rich natural resources ever since the era of the…
The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
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The definitive story of African nations after they emerged from colonialism -- from Mugabe's doomed kleptocracy to Mandela's inspiring defeat of apartheid. The Fate of Africa has been hailed by reviewers as "A masterpiece....The nonfiction book of the year" (…
Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa
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Southern Africa was once regarded as a worthless jumble of British colonies, Boer republics, and African chiefdoms, a troublesome region of little interest to the outside world. But then prospectors chanced upon the world's richest deposits of diamonds and gold,…
Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life

Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life

by Martin Meredith

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|May 8, 2012

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Africa does not give up its secrets easily. Buried there lie answers about the origins of humankind. And yet, though vital clues still remain hidden, scientists have over the last century transformed our understanding about the beginnings of human life. In Born…
Mandela

Mandela

by Martin Meredith

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|May 6, 2011

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Nelson Mandela stands out as one of the most admired political figures of the twentieth century. It was his leadership and moral courage above all that helped to deliver a peaceful end to apartheid in South Africa after years of racial division and violence and…
Mandela: A Biography

Mandela: A Biography

by Martin Meredith

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|March 29, 2011

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"It provides new perspective and insights into the man and his times. . . . [Meredith] is particularly good in recounting the parallel rise and inevitable clash of white Afrikaner and black African nationalism in this century . ..." -- The Washington Post…
Mugabe: Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe's Future
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Robert Mugabe came to power in Zimbabwe in 1980 after a long civil war in Rhodesia. The white minority government had become an international outcast in refusing to give in to the inevitability of black majority rule. Finally the defiant white prime minister Ian…
Elephant Destiny: Biography Of An Endangered Species In Africa
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For thousands of years, the majestic elephant has roamed the African continent, as beloved by man as it has been preyed upon. But centuries of exploitation and ivory hunting have taken their toll: now, as wars and poachers continue to ravage its habitat, as…
Summary: The Fate of Africa: Review and Analysis of Martin Meredith's Book
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This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Martin Meredith in his book “The Fate of Africa, From the Hopes of Freedom to the Heart of Despair”. This summary offers a concise overview of the entire book in less than 30 minutes…
Summary of Martin Meredith's Diamonds, Gold, and War
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