War for South Africa : The Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902)

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-03-15
  • Publisher: Nb Pub Ltd
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This expanded and updated edition draws on new scholarly writing since the centenary of the war. Nasson explores how the Anglo-Boer War shaped South Africa's future and how it has come to be remembered in a post-apartheid South Africa. When historian Bill Nasson describes battle scenes from the Anglo-Boer War, it is as if you can hear the bullets fly past. Nasson provides a gripping overview of the war and integrates the military, political and social dimensions of a war that continues to fascinate.

Table of Contents

List of Mapsp. 10
Prefacep. 11
Introduction: The Legacy and the Lessonsp. 13
Seeds of Modern Conflictp. 21
Fools Rush Inp. 33
Saddling Upp. 64
The Empire Under Siegep. 98
The Empire Strikes Backp. 130
The Long Road to Jo'burgp. 164
The Hide-and-Seek Warp. 199
Agony before Peacep. 231
Patriotism and Prejudicep. 258
Memory and Commemorationp. 284
Counting the Costsp. 304
Endnotesp. 318
Select Bibliographyp. 340
Indexp. 346
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