Like Lions They Fought: The Zulu War and the Last Black Empire in South Africa

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Free Press, 1988 - History - 244 pages
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Describes the causes and background of the Zulu War, recounts the experiences of British and Zulu survivors, and looks at the strategies and tactics of the war

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User Review  - martinhughharvey - LibraryThing

First, why was I attracted to this book? A few years ago we went on a (spectacular) trip to S Africa and part of our itinerary (no tour - all planned and executed by ourselves) we visited the Zulu War ... Read full review

Like lions they fought: the Zulu war and the last Black empire in South Africa

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Names like Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana are not only synonymous with valor, vaingloriousness, and the Victoria Cross, but they are also important to both British imperial and African history. Many ... Read full review

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Robert B. Edgerton is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His many books include "Rules, Exceptions, and Social Order" (1985), and "The Individual in Cultural Adaptation" (1971), both published by California.

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