Diamonds, Gold and War: The Making of South Africa
Provides the definitive history of one of the most dynamic and contradictory countries in the world - South Africa, which was built on turmoil and revolution, on reputation and greed, and on battles and bloodshed.
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Review: Diamonds, Gold, and War: The Making of South AfricaUser Review - Jason Burkhardt - Goodreads
A good introduction to the early colonial/exploitation history of South Africa. Won't carry you far enough for Mandela and apartheid but there is so much more to read here that isn't common knowledge. It can be a bit dry, but I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in African history. Read full review
Review: Diamonds, Gold, and War: The Making of South AfricaUser Review - Bob - Goodreads
This is an outstanding book which tells the story of South Africa from the 19th century up to the mid 20th century. Most of the book focuses on the two men: Cecil Rhodes and Paul Kruger. Rhodes was a ... Read full review