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Description:Very Good. No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition....Very Good. No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. First published in Great Britain, 2007. Clean card cover, unmarked, a touch of wear to edges. Tight glued binding. Back side of cover has creased upper corner. Fore edge of page block has a small grayish spot. Pages very clean and free of any markings, no creasing. Sixteen page section of b/w photographs. Map of South Africa. A gripping history of the years leading up to the founding of the modern state of South Africa in 1910, portraying the great wealth and raw power, the deceit, the corruption, and racism that lay behind Britain's empire-building in southern Africa. The impact of white expansionism on indiginous African societies was horrific. It explains the rise of virulent Aftikaner nationalism that eventually took hold, with repercussions lasting nearly a century. Throughout, Meredith intertwines and exposes the roles of diamond titan Cecil Rhodes and Boer leader Paul Kruger. 57p pages, with Chapter Notes, Bibliography, and Index. 9.25 x 6.1 x 1.6. Public Affairs, New York, 2008.
Description:Very Good. Spine creased, cover slight wear, pages clean. xi,...Very Good. Spine creased, cover slight wear, pages clean. xi, 570 p.,  p. of plates: ill., maps; 25 cm. A history of the tumultuous period leading up to the 1910 founding of the modern state of South Africa explores how the discovery of vast diamond and gold deposits led to a fierce struggle between the British and the Boers for control of the region. Contents: Map. --Author's note. --Introduction. --pt 1. --1. Diamond fever. --2. Blue ground. --3. Kimberley. --4. The diggers' revolt. --5. Enter the magnates. --pt. 2. --6. The imperial factor. --7. Oom Paul. --8. The washing of spears. --9. Majuba. --pt. 3. --10. The diamond bubble. --11. The stripping clause. --12. Dreams and fantasies. --13. The road to the north. --14. The German spectre. --15. The most powerful company in the world. --pt. 4. --16. A chosen people. --17. Johannesburg. --18. The corner house. --19. A marriage of convenience. --pt. 5. --20. The place of slaughter. --21. The balance of Africa. --22. To Ophir direct. --23. Kruger's protectorate. --pt. 6. --24. Groote Schuur. --25. A bill for Africa. --26. Not for posterity. --27. The Loot Committee. --pt. 7. --28. A tale of two towns. --29. The randlords. --30. The Rhodes conspiracy. --31. Jameson's raid. --32. Missing telegrams. --33. By right of conquest. --pt. 8. --34. The richest spot on earth. --35. Nemesis. --36. The great game. --37. The drumbeat for war. --38. Ultimatums. --pt. 9. --39. The fortunes of war. --40. Marching to Pretoria. --41. Scorched earth. --42. The bitter end. --43. Envoi. --pt. 10. --44. The Sunnyside strategy. --45. Vukani Bantu! . --46. The Black Ordinance. --47. The sphinx problem. --Epilogue. --Chapter notes. --Select bibliography. --Index.
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