The Boer War – Thomas Pakenham

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Fair Dust Wrapper in tact fair wear and tear a Second Impression 1982.The war declared by the Boers on 11 October 1899 gave the British, as Kipling said, ‘no end of a lesson’. It proved to be the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and the most humiliating campaign that Britain fought between 1815 and 1914.
Thomas Pakenham’s narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources ranging from the private papers of the leading protagonists to the recollections of survivors from both sides. Mammoth in scope and scholarship, as vivid, fast-moving and breathtakingly compelling as the finest fiction.The Boer Waris the definitive account of this extraordinary conflict – a war precipitated by greed and marked by almost inconceivable blundering and brutalities…and whose shattering repercussions can be felt to this very day.

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SKU: 029777395x Category: Title: The Boer War
Author: Thomas Pakenham
Publisher: Jonathan Ball | Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Year: 1982
ISBN13: 029777395x
Condition: Good
Format: Hardcover
Inventory No: 275

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Fair Dust Wrapper in tact fair wear and tear a Second Impression 1982.The war declared by the Boers on 11 October 1899 gave the British, as Kipling said, ‘no end of a lesson’. It proved to be the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and the most humiliating campaign that Britain fought between 1815 and 1914.
Thomas Pakenham’s narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources ranging from the private papers of the leading protagonists to the recollections of survivors from both sides. Mammoth in scope and scholarship, as vivid, fast-moving and breathtakingly compelling as the finest fiction.The Boer Waris the definitive account of this extraordinary conflict – a war precipitated by greed and marked by almost inconceivable blundering and brutalities…and whose shattering repercussions can be felt to this very day.

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Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 25.5 × 17.5 × 5 cm

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