Set in South Africa, beginning 15,000 years ago and ending with the Boer War, this is a novel about people caught up in the march of world history. ...Show synopsisSet in South Africa, beginning 15,000 years ago and ending with the Boer War, this is a novel about people caught up in the march of world history. It is a story of adventure and heroism, love and loyalty, and cruelty and betrayal.Hide synopsis
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Description:Fair. No dust jacket as issued. Extensive cover wear. Pages...Fair. No dust jacket as issued. Extensive cover wear. Pages clean and intact. Good reading copy with no marking on the pages. Some tape repair on cover. Some staining inside front and back covers. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 1238 p. Audience: General/trade. Adventurers, scoundrels, and missionaries. The best and worst of two continents carve an empire out of the vast wilderness that is to become South Africa. For hundreds of years, their rivalries and passions spill across the land.
One of my favorite, riveting reads by Michener. From the first settlers in South Africa, to the beginnings of aparteid, his insightful look at the peoples and the history amaze me. His discriptions of people and country take you there!
In Michener's style. Obviously well researched and also well written. He follows the history of southern Africa (South Africa mainly) from pre-history to the 1980's. He avoids painting anyone as perfect or without blame and points out along the way where major crossroads were passed which brought South Africa to its present (1980's anyway) situation.
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