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

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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

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