The Great Anglo-Boer War

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W.W. Norton, 1990 - History - 495 pages
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The Boer War (1899-1902) was one of the last of the romantic wars, pitting a sturdy, stubborn pioneer people, fighting to establish the independence of their tiny nation, against the might of the British Empire at its peak. Farwell captures the incredible feats, the personal heroism, the unbelievable folly, and the many incidents of humor as well as tragedy.

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User Review  - Tom Bevan - Goodreads

Accessible, and engaging. An eye opening and frank account of a war that very possibly ignited the imaginations of other world powers that the British Empire was not insurmountable. The lessons ... Read full review

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User Review  - James - Goodreads

A well written book that gives a good overview of the Anglo-Boer War. A good first read for someone who is not overly familiar with this war and it certainly wet my appetite to read more on the subject. Read full review

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Byron Farwell's (1921-1999) other books, also published by Norton, include "Eminent Victorian Soldiers," "Armies of the Raj," & "Stonewall: A Biography of General Thomas J. Jackson.

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