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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,…
From Boer War To World War: Tactical Reform Of The British Army, 1902-1914
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The British Expeditionary Force at the start of World War I was tiny by the standards of the other belligerent powers. Yet, when deployed to France in 1914, it prevailed against the German army because of its professionalism and tactical skill, strengths…
Hero Of The Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape, And The Making Of Winston Churchill
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"A thrilling account.... This book is an awesome nail-biter and top-notch character study rolled into one." —New York Times  Critic   Jennifer Senior's Top Ten Books of 2016 At the age of twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it…
Playing The Enemy: Nelson Mandela And The Game That Made A Nation
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Read the book that inspired the Academy Award and Golden Globe winning 2009 film INVICTUS featuring Morgan Freeman and Matt Daymon, directed by Clint Eastwood. Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament- the true story of how the most inspiring…
A Bold Profession: African Nurses in Rural Apartheid South Africa
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In rural South African clinics, Black nurses played critical roles. Charged with administering valuable and life-saving health care measures despite a lack of equipment and personnel, these nurses had to navigate the intersections of traditional African healing…
The Road To Democracy In South Africa 4 Part 3

The Road To Democracy In South Africa 4 Part 3

South African Democracy Education Trust (sadet)

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|March 11, 2020

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The Road to Democracy in South Africa, Volume 4, Part 3 addresses the previously neglected and undermined voices of black scholars, researchers, and public intellectuals. The publication also ensures that oppressed voices of the majority of our population are at…
South Africa: History In An Hour

South Africa: History In An Hour

Anthony Holmes

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|July 2, 2019

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With the passing of Nelson Mandela, “the father of the nation,” comes the end of an era, and the moment to look back on his remarkable saving, and remaking, of South Africa. After years of oppression and racial inequality, concentrated violence, and apartheid,…
Zuma Exposed

Zuma Exposed

Adriaan Basson

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|November 5, 2012

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"This is the book President Jacob Zuma does not want you to read. From Shaik to 'The Spear', award-winning investigative journalist Adriaan Basson reveals the truth behind Jacob Zuma's presidency of the ANC and South Africa. From one bad decision to another, this…
My Traitor's Heart: A South African Exile Returns to Face His Country, His Tribe, and His Conscience
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A classic of literary nonfiction, My Traitor's Heart has been acclaimed as a masterpiece by readers around the world. Rian Malan is an Afrikaner, scion of a centuries-old clan and relative of the architect of apartheid, who fled South Africa after coming…

PRISON LETTERS OF NELSON MANDELA

NELSON MANDELA

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|November 15, 2022

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One of NPR's Great Reads of 2018 An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century, published on the centenary of his birth. Arrested in 1962 as South Africa’s apartheid regime intensified its…
Country Of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, And The Limits Of Forgiveness In The New South Africa
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Ever since Nelson Mandela dramatically walked out of prison in 1990 after twenty-seven years behind bars, South Africa has been undergoing a radical transformation. In one of the most miraculous events of the century, the oppressive system of apartheid was…
Prison Letters

Prison Letters

NELSON MANDELA

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|August 13, 2019

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“Heartbreaking and inspiring,” Nelson Mandela’s Prison Letters reveals his evolution “into one of the great moral heroes of our time” ( New York Times ). First published to mark the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s…
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