In this sequel to Towards the Mountain , South African writer Paton describes the Sharpeville massacre of 1960 in which 69 protesters were killed, many shot in the back. But Paton, who died last April, concludes that H. F. Verwoerd, architect of apartheid, was not an evil man, merely arrogant and self-deluded. This straightforward memoir by the author of Cry, the Beloved Country starts in 1948 with the Afrikan Nationalist Party's seizure of power. Chronicling government harassment, torture and the passage of racial laws, Paton follows the Nationalists' tightening death-grip on a country "living on the slopes of a volcano." He writes in detail about the Liberal Party, of which he was founder and leader, defending it against critics who charge that it weakened the true opposition. Paton's testimony at the 1964 trial of Nelson Mandela, and his account of the Treason Trial (1956-61) in which hundreds of dissenters were arrested, are high points in this reenactment of his public life.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. Book Condition: Good. 1988. Hardcover. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KIN0002072
Book Description OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2818464238
Book Description OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1988. Book Condition: Good. 1988. Hardcover. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # KIN0002072
Book Description OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Book in excellent condition. DJ is worn. New Arrivals. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # 17978019219237000. Bookseller Inventory # 17978019219237000
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Bumped and torn dust jacket and sun damage to pages Ex-library with usual markings. Next day dispatch. International delivery available. 1000's of satisfied customers! Please contact us with any enquiries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000193561
Book Description Aug 25, 1988. Book Condition: Used: Good. Ex-Library, All Books are dispatched the same working from the UK if ordered before 1pm GMT, Securely & carefully packed, Great customer service, Bookseller Inventory # X49 -1017
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1988. Hardback in Dust Wrapper. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good - in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges with a short closed tear and a nick to the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Bookseller Inventory # 168089
Book Description Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: VG DJ. First edition. Scuffmakrs along edges and corners of dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 22425
Book Description Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Some wear of dust jacket o/w VG. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 004364
Book Description OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1988. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 019219237X-2-4