The Boer War

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Random House, 1979 - History - 718 pages
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Uses firsthand accounts to reconstruct Britain's last great imperial war which proved to be one of the costliest, deadliest, and most humiliating wars in British history

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User Review  - Jonathan Hopkins - Goodreads

Great overview, even if the first third was politicking. Which the war was mostly about. This is the first campaign history I've not struggled to read at some point, so excellent writing. Read full review

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User Review  - Richard Mayer - Goodreads

A model of clear, concise, balanced historical writing - one of the greatest works on South African history. Simply must be read for anyone wishing to understand twentieth century South African history. Read full review

Contents

Pretoria 2329 December 1898
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ROBERTSS ADVANCE
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About the author (1979)

Thomas Pakenham is the author of "The Scramble for Africa," which won the W. H. Smith and Alan Paton Awards.

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