12 edition of Diamonds, Gold, and War found in the catalog.
October 2007 by PublicAffairs .
Written in English
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and War book "Diamonds, Gold and War" is the work Gold an author who knows African history intimately. He has also paid sufficient attention to the story's major players, beginning Diamonds Cecil Rhodes and Paul. Journalist, biographer, and historian Martin Meredith presents Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa, a thorough history of the Cape Colony in southern Africa from when the British took possession of it in to the founding of modern South Africa in /5(5).
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British historian and journalist Martin Meredith discussed his new book, "Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa" as part of the Center for the Book's Books and Beyond author series.
In his eighth book about Africa, Meredith draws on new research to describe the origins of modern day South Africa. Diamonds, Gold and War, By Martin Meredith The great strength of Martin Meredith's book is to tell southern African history as an epic of state-making and to provide an account of that era.
Diamonds, Gold, and War. by Martin Meredith (PublicAffairs; $35) October 8, in the decades after the discovery of diamonds in the region, neither the British nor the Boers had a. The prize was great -- not just land, but the riches it held, in the form of diamonds and gold.
What became a country called South Africa was, untila vast and untamed land where great fortunes could be made (and lost); where great battles were fought (and lost); and where great men had their reputations forged, or dashed, or sometimes both.
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