Alcohol: Poison Or Medicine?
The book, as indicated by the title, deals with the struggle for freedom and self-determination of the Boers in South Africa. It had its beginning when the author's mother had penned her memoirs about her family's experiences during that war, fleeing in ox wagons to escape the concentration camps. He also well remembers many stories about the war told by his father, a Cape rebel, who took up arms under Jan Smuts. The book intertwines these recollections with the course of a bitter war for the gold fields of Johannesburg. It tells the compelling story of the holocaust of home and hearth in a scorched earth policy to bring the courageous Boers to their knees and to surrender their freedom. It gives a moving account of the concentration camp sin which thousands of children, women, and old men had perished. The last two chapters recount how the Boers, like a phoenix, miraculously revived from the ashes, and deal with the political developments of the twentieth century in South Africa until 1999.