Good. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that'll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
I had hoped for more detail about the politics, history, and people involved. The main characters. What I found, as have many other reviewers, was an extremely detailed list of military actions. Amazing really in the detail down the individual names and remarks about them like 'the great cricketeer'. I slugged my way through 95% of the books hoping for some overview commentary that was not entirely self-serving to the British government. Never happened. The stance taken was that the Boers started the war, their leaders duplicitous and greedy. Only once or twice does he refer to the internment of women and children by the British (27,000 of whom died of disease, neglect and hunger) only to scoff at any accusations of wrong doing by the British. I simply couldn't stomach the self-serving drivel about how sacrosanct was the British position. It became insulting to the intelligence of any person who has read anything about the colonization activities of Great Britain and their terror of losing their world dominant position to read (other than skim) the last 25 pages or so hoping for some kernel of truth. Overall interesting from a military point of view but as to an accurate portrayal of how the war(s) started and the reasons, not to be recommended.
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