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Description - The Washing Of The Spears by Donald Morris

Filled with colourful characters, dramatic battles like Isandhlwana and Rorke's Drift, and an inexorable narrative momentum, this unsurpassed history details the sixty-year existence of the world's mightiest African empire,from its brutal formation and zenith under the military genius Shaka (1787-1828), through its inevitable collision with white expansionism, to its dissolution under Cetshwayo in the Zulu War of 1879.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306808661
ISBN-10: 0306808668
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 650
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Donald Morris

Donald R. Morris, a graduate of Annapolis, served in the Navy and later in the CIA. In addition to two novels, he has written columns and articles for theHouston Post, Atlantic Monthly, American Heritage, Proceedings, and the encyclopaedia Britannica, among others. He lives in Houston, Texas, where he publishes the Donald R. Morris Newsletter.