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A History of South Africa
A History of South Africa
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0300087764
An exploration of the history of South Africa, from the earliest known human inhabitation of the region to the end of the 20th century. For this third edition, the author adds two new chapters on the transfer of power and South Africa under the presidencies of Mandela and Mbeki.
The Man-Eaters of Tsavo
The Man-Eaters of Tsavo
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0312510101
Tells the story of two man-eating lions who terrorized East Africa and brought to a halt the construction of a new railway line
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Long Walk to Freedom
The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316545856
An international hero, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and leader of South Africa's antiapartheid movement chronicles his life, including his tribal years, his time spent in prison, and his return to lead his people. 175,000 first printing. Major ad/promo.
The Making of Modern South Africa: Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy
The Making of Modern South Africa
Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy
4th Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1405154292
Worden (history, U. of Cape Town, South Africa) introduces themes and debates in South Africa's history, beginning with the pre-colonial period, with a focus on the period of racial segregation between the 1910s and the 1970s. He also describes the end of apartheid in the 1980s and 1990s. He focuses on key themes since the historical understanding of South Africa has changed to be more inclusive of race and gender. These include the dynamics of colonial conquest in the late nineteenth century, the mineral revolution of the 1880s, white worker militancy in the late 1910s, black rural protest in the 1920s, and the roots and emergence of segregation. This edition contains a rewritten final chapter that extends the account from 1994 to the present, as well as new and revised maps and an updated further reading section. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65
Pillar of Fire
America in the King Years 1963-65
Paperback      ISBN: 0684848090
Examines the jailing of Martin Luther King, jr., the end of segregation, and the growing rifts in the civil rights movement that led to calls for a more violent reaction to racism
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Left to Tell
Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Paperback      ISBN: 1401908977
Presents the true story of a woman who endures the murder of her family as a result of genocide in Rwanda and turns to prayer for strength, love, and forgiveness.
They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky
The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan
Hardcover      ISBN: 1586482696
Describes the life-threatening ordeals endured by the authors and tens of thousands of other children escaping African civil war in the late 1980s, including near-starvation, illnesses, and massacres.
A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962
A Savage War of Peace
Algeria 1954-1962
Paperback      ISBN: 1590172183
The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It brought down six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, returned de Gaulle to power, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil. More than a million Muslim Algerians died in the conflict and as many European settlers were driven into exile. Above all, the war was marked by an unholy marriage of revolutionary terror and repressive torture. Nearly a half century has passed since this savagely fought war ended in Algeria’s independence, and yet—as Alistair Horne argues in his new preface to his now-classic work of history—its repercussions continue to be felt not only in Algeria and France, but throughout the world. Indeed from today’s vantage point the Algerian War looks like a full-dress rehearsal for the sort of amorphous struggle that convulsed the Balkans in the 1990s and that now ravages the Middle East, from Beirut to Baghdad—struggles in which questions of religion, nationalism, imperialism, and terrorism take on a new and increasingly lethal intensity. A Savage War of Peace is the definitive history of the Algerian War, a book that brings that terrible and complicated struggle to life with intelligence, assurance, and unflagging momentum. It is essential reading for our own violent times as well as a lasting monument to the historian’s art.
The Conquest Of Morocco
The Conquest Of Morocco
Paperback      ISBN: 0374128804
Details the early twentieth-century French conquest of the medieval kingdom of Morocco, discussing the French military leaders, the Moroccan rulers, the battles, and the mysterious, exotic land of Morocco.
Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad
Desert Flower
The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad
Paperback      ISBN: 0688172377
The author describes growing up in a traditional Somali family and her fulfillment as a humanitarian