Diamonds, Gold and War: The Making of South Africa

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Simon & Schuster, 2007 - Afrikaners - 570 pages
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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 Africa

User Review  - Evan - Goodreads

I don't know what led me to purchase this book, but it turned out to be a fascinating read. This book focused on the time in South Africa prior to the introduction to Apartheid. It tells the history ... Read full review

Review: Diamonds, Gold, and War: The Making of South Africa

User Review  - Pablo - Goodreads

Excellent overview of early and later SA history. Works well with the Mandela biography to bring one up to date. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer and historian who has written extensively on Africa and its recent history. He is the author of many books including The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence; Mugabe: Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe, and Mandela: A Biography. He lives near Oxford.

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