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Rhodes refusing to try to stop him with the abject excuse 'poor Jameson, we've
been friends for twenty years, how can I ruin him now?' Yet it also emerged that
Rhodes did try to ruin Jameson a few days later. He had sent a message to him
Rhodes's making and his undoing; it had launched Jameson on the Raid and led
Chamberlain down the path to war. It was also true that Rhodes, despite his
general recklessness, had been careful never to make the threat to surrender ...
27 Rhodes, too, was deeply moved — and rather noisier. He held his own private
party at the Sanatorium. While Kekewich was arranging for a mounted force to try
to capture Long Tom, Rhodes had captured a much more important prize: the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bezoar44 - LibraryThing
A vast quantity of meticulous historical research, as well as interviews with the last surviving veterans, underpins this lively history of the Boer War (1899 - 1902). Pakenham's book tells three ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - WouterGil - LibraryThing
Excellent book, Very rich in detail. This makes the battles sometimes incomprehensible, but this could be because english is not my mothertongue or because the exact manouevres are not of particular ... Read full review