Accompanied by photographs, portraits and paintings, this book includes private papers, Public Record Office documents, secret journals, diaries and tape-recorded testaments, to bring to life the story of one of the most terrible wars ever fought. Blunders and feuds are exposed and the true plight of the millions who served on both sides revealed. This is a book remarkable for its scope, impact and scholarship. By the author of "Scramble for Africa", which won the 1992 W.H. Smith Award.
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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 Thomas Pakenham has written a full-scale history of the war, based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources ranging from the private papers of the leading protagonists to the recollections of survivors from both sides.About the Author: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.
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Book Description Random House, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110394427424
Book Description Random House, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0394427424
Book Description Random House, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 394427424