Diamonds, Gold, and War by Martin Meredith
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Diamonds, Gold, and War
By Martin Meredith

Diamonds, Gold, and War

The British, the Boers, and the Making of South Africa

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Diamonds, Gold, and War by Martin Meredith

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Southern 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586486419
ISBN-10: 1586486411
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 156mm x 42mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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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.

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