Diamonds, Gold, and War
The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa
By (author) Martin Meredith
Normal Price: $42.28
Your Price: $38.05 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.23! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.90 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Diamonds, Gold, and War by Martin Meredith
Book DescriptionSouthern Africa was once regarded as a worthless jumble of British colonies, Boer republics, and African chiefdoms, a troublesome region of little interest to the outside world. But then prospectors chanced upon the worlds richest deposits of diamonds and gold, setting off a titanic struggle between the British and the Boers for control of the land. The result was the costliest, bloodiest, and most humiliating war that Britain had waged in nearly a century, and the devastation of the Boer republics. The New Yorker calls this magisterial account of those years [an] astute history...Meredith expertly shows how the exigencies of the diamond (and then gold) rush laid the foundation for apartheid.
Buy Diamonds, Gold, and War book by Martin Meredith from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781586486419
(236mm x 156mm x 42mm)
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Martin Meredith
Fortunes of Africa, Paperback (March 2016)
Previously published in hardcover in 2014 by PublicAffairs, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Originally published: Great Britain: Simon & Schuster UK Ltd., 2014.
Mandela, Paperback (January 2014)
A thorough and up-to-date biography of Nelson Mandela by Africa scholar Martin Meredith
State of Africa, Paperback (March 2013)
The revised and fully updated edition of the seminal, sweeping history of post-colonial Africa.
Fate of Africa, Paperback (September 2011)» View all books by Martin Meredith
An epic biography of post-colonial Africa, and illuminating insight into its current devastating problems, by one of its most authoritative scholars
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Diamonds, Gold, and War book by Martin Meredith and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Martin Meredith
Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer, and historian who has written extensively on Africa and its recent history. His previous books include "Mugabe" and "The Fate of Africa." He lives near Oxford, England.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.