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The war declared by the Boers on 11 October 1899 gave the British, as Kipling said, 'no end of a lesson'. It proved to be the longest, the costliest, ...Show synopsisThe war declared by the Boers on 11 October 1899 gave the British, as Kipling said, 'no end of a lesson'. It proved to be the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and the most humiliating campaign that Britain fought between 1815 and 1914. Thomas Pakenham has written the first full-scale history of the war since 1910. His narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources ranging from the private papers of the leading protagonists to the recollections of survivors from both sides. Out of this historical gold-mine, the author has constructed a narrative as vivid and fast-moving as a novel, and a history that in scholarship, breadth and impact will endure for many years.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. Size: tmp-217; Good reading copy with all pages and...Fair. Size: tmp-217; Good reading copy with all pages and binding intact. Heavy signs of use including wear to cover. May be missing the dust jacket. Quick response.
Description:Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0394427424. Very minor...Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0394427424. Very minor foxing to top edge. Binding firm, covers and text clean.; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 718 pages.
Description:Illustrated. Good in Good jacket. Accompanied by photographs,...Illustrated. Good in Good jacket. Accompanied by photographs, portraits and paintings, this book includes private papers, Public Record Office documents, secret journals, diaries and tape-recorded testaments, to bring to life the story of one of the most terrible wars ever fought. Book and jacket are both in good condition with rubbing, edgewear, soil and general wear-jacket now in mylar. 1st American edition. 718 indexed pages, 9 x 6.
Description:Fair in Fair jacket. War Books jacket has some wear and creases....Fair in Fair jacket. War Books jacket has some wear and creases. Books spine is bent. Front flap is creased. Book is in fair condition.
Description:Very Good. DJ VG- Thick Large Octavo. The first full-scale...Very Good. DJ VG- Thick Large Octavo. The first full-scale documentary history of the war since 1910, based on first-hand but largely unpublished sources. The author describes in detail how the war between imperial Britain and the Boer Republic of South Africa became a guerrilla war of attrition, as the Boers humiliated the British and, though they lost the war, won the peace. 718pp.
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Description:G+/NONE; Hardback in Good+ condition, without dust jacket...G+/NONE; Hardback in Good+ condition, without dust jacket Previous owner's impression on front endpaper. 0394427424. 8vo 8"-9" tall; 718 pages; First American Edition.
Recently, I had the opportunity to re-read (for the fourth time) Thomas Pakenham's magisterial history on the subject of, and titled, "The Boer War." This is an outstanding work at many levels: (i) great writing and use of primary sources including interviews of seventy (70) surviving Boer War ...
Wealth of information written as a novel. The author has obviously done his homework. We did not learn this in History class! Don't think you will finish this in one session. As an ex South African I was fascinated by this book. If you are interested in the history this is a must read.......
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