The War for South Africa

Un libro in lingua di Bill Nasson edito da Intl Pub Marketing, 2011

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The Boer War of 1899-1902, which established British rule over the Dutch speaking republics of southern Africa, has been characterized variously as a gentleman's war, Britain's Viet Nam, and the first modern war. Nasson (history, U. of Stellenbosch, South Africa) endeavors to offer a complete and straightforward account of the conflict for the general reader. He outlines the complex political, economic and cultural landscape of the time and describes the strategies, key battles, and eventual negotiated peace. Throughout his narrative, Nasson documents the underlying racial and nationalist fervor, the influence of industrial technology on the war effort, effects of scorched-earth and guerrilla tactics, and the devastating use of concentration camps. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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