Militaria Thomas Pakenham The Boer War

ISBN 13: 9780349104669

The Boer War

4.16 avg rating
( 1,093 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780349104669: The Boer War

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 has written the first full-scale history of the war since 1910. His narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources ranging from the private papers of the leading protagonists to the recollections of survivors from both sides. Out of this historical gold-mine, the author has constructed a narrative as vivid and fast-moving as a novel, and a history that in scholarship, breadth and impact will endure for many years.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Thomas Pakenham is the author of The Mountains of Rasselas, The Year of Liberty, The Scramble for Africa, Meetings with Remarkable Trees and Remarkable Trees of the World. He divides his time between London and Ireland. He is married to the writer Valerie Pakenham and they have four children.

Review:

'Not only a magnum opus, it is a conclusive work ... Enjoyable as well as massively impressive' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Hypnotically readable ... A tremendous feat of research ... this is grand-scale history with heroes and villains ... hot, impassioned work, and I recommend it wholeheartedly' NEWSWEEK 'This is a wonderful book: brilliantly written ... the reader turns each page with increasing fascination and admiration' A.J.P. TAYLOR

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Thomas Pakenham
Published by Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom (1991)
ISBN 10: 0349104662 ISBN 13: 9780349104669
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 has written the first full-scale history of the war since 1910. His 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. Out of this historical gold-mine, the author has constructed a narrative as vivid and fast-moving as a novel, and a history that in scholarship, breadth and impact will endure for many years. Bookseller Inventory # AA29780349104669

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Thomas Pakenham
Published by Abacus 1991-10-03 (1991)
ISBN 10: 0349104662 ISBN 13: 9780349104669
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abacus 1991-10-03, 1991. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00471297

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Thomas Pakenham
Published by Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom (1991)
ISBN 10: 0349104662 ISBN 13: 9780349104669
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 has written the first full-scale history of the war since 1910. His 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. Out of this historical gold-mine, the author has constructed a narrative as vivid and fast-moving as a novel, and a history that in scholarship, breadth and impact will endure for many years. Bookseller Inventory # AA29780349104669

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Pakenham, Thomas
Published by Little, Brown Book Group (1991)
ISBN 10: 0349104662 ISBN 13: 9780349104669
New Softcover Quantity Available: 6
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, 1991. Book Condition: New. 1991. New Ed. Paperback. Thomas Pakenham's classic, bestselling book, repackaged beautifully as an Abacus History Great Num Pages: 688 pages, Section: 16, b&w. BIC Classification: 1HFMS; 3JH; 3JJ; HBJH; HBLL; JWL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 224 x 128 x 47. Weight in Grams: 510. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780349104669

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Pakenham, Thomas
Published by Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN 10: 0349104662 ISBN 13: 9780349104669
New Softcover Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group. Book Condition: New. 1991. New Ed. Paperback. Thomas Pakenham's classic, bestselling book, repackaged beautifully as an Abacus History Great Num Pages: 688 pages, Section: 16, b&w. BIC Classification: 1HFMS; 3JH; 3JJ; HBJH; HBLL; JWL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 224 x 128 x 47. Weight in Grams: 510. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780349104669

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Thomas Pakenham
Published by Abacus (1991)
ISBN 10: 0349104662 ISBN 13: 9780349104669
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abacus, 1991. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780349104669

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.51
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Thomas Pakenham
Published by Abacus
ISBN 10: 0349104662 ISBN 13: 9780349104669
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abacus. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780349104669

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Pakenham, Thomas
Published by Little, Brown Book Group (1991)
ISBN 10: 0349104662 ISBN 13: 9780349104669
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, 1991. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # GB-9780349104669

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Thomas Pakenham
Published by Little, Brown 1991-10-03, London (1991)
ISBN 10: 0349104662 ISBN 13: 9780349104669
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown 1991-10-03, London, 1991. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780349104669

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Thomas Pakenham
ISBN 10: 0349104662 ISBN 13: 9780349104669
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; 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 has written the first full-scale history of. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780349104669_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book