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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Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa

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Meredith (The Fate of Africa ) continues his superb accounts of Africa, here centering on the period from the discovery of the first diamond field in 1870 to the formation of the modern state in 1910 ... Read full review

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A very readable history of the period leading up to Apartheid South Africa. Covers the discovery of diamonds and gold in SA, the colonial British presence, Cecil Rhodes, the Afrikaner republics, and famous native African leaders like Shaka Zulu. Read full review

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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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