The Illustrated at the Fireside: True Southern African Stories

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New Africa Books, 2003 - History - 198 pages
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A new collection of stories about real-life characters and events that have shaped our past and that have never been told before - stories of bravery and honor, greed and failure, hope and despair, but ultimately stories of people who went beyond the expected and of events that surpassed the ordinary.

After the success of the South Africa releases of At the Fireside and At the Fireside Volume 2, Roger Webster is back with a fascinating new collection of stories called The Illustrated At the Fireside bringing these colorful stories to even more vivid detail.

The Illustrated at the Fireside includes:
* Color illustrations of historical figures and events
* Photographs of the real-life characters of the stories
* A selection of the best stories from Volume 1 and 2, now beautifully illustrated

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Perceptions in peoples history
Shipwrecks and the South African coastline
Witwatersrand gold
Name changes in South Africa
The first missionaries in the Transvaal
The strange Ohrigstad phenomena
The mythology of the Eland
The legendary ivory
Of doctors and discoveries Dr Atherstone
The Pedi and Mafolofolo
The mysteries of the sea
A man of mercy
Of KwaZuluNatals flying and fishing

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About the author (2003)

After a career in mining and stock-broking, ROGER WEBSTER, started to follow his first love: the history, the places, and - more particularly - the events, happenings and lives of the peoples of our magnificent and unique country. This has taken him all over South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana Namibia, etc, ferreting out people and events that shaped and changed them. He writes stories about South Africa's colorful past.

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