Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa

Author: Nicki von der Heyde
Publisher: Random House Struik
ISBN: 9781431701001
Format: PDF
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This groundbreaking guide to the battlefields of South Africa features 70 battles and skirmishes, covering five wars over two centuries that shaped the course of South African history.

Guide to Sieges of South Africa

Author: Nicki Von Der Heyde
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 9781775842019
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A companion volume to the highly successful Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa, this features the pivotal sieges that characterised the Cape Frontier, Anglo-Zulu, Basotho and Anglo-Boer wars in one volume. Accounts of 17 sieges over the last two centuries explore in detail the historical context in which they occurred, the day-to-day military actions that sustained the investments and the conditions both soldiers and civilians faced while defending their territory against a hostile force. The siege descriptions are animated by maps and a variety of information boxes and human-interest stories, gleaned from diaries, letters and eye-witness accounts, while longer features focus on the practical aspects of siege warfare, such as artillery, medicine, food, and the psychological effects of besiegement. The book also provides practical information for visitors who wish to explore these historical sites. A fascinating read that will appeal to anyone interested in the volatile history of the country - armchair historians and travellers alike.

David Rattray s Guidebook to the Anglo Zulu War Battlefields

Author: David Rattray
Publisher: Pen & Sword
Format: PDF, Kindle
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David Rattray is known to many thousands of enthusiasts for his emotional and evocative lectures, he also owns a top battlefield-touring lodge Fugitive Drift, close to Iswandlwana and Rorke's Drift. This is David Rattray's first publication (his cassettes and videos have sold thousands) . No one is better qualified to explain the causes of this strange colonial war when British Imperial might was initially humiliated in a ghastly slaughter. Pride was somewhat salvaged by the heroic defense of Rorke's Drift and thereafter the Zulus were doomed. Today the battlefields are frequently visited and this attractive book is the perfect companion, being both authoritative, well illustrated and highly accessible.

Battlefield of the Mind

Author: Joyce Meyer
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 9780446540421
Format: PDF
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In celebration of selling 3 million copies, FaithWords is publishing a special updated edition of BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND. Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If readers suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles. In her most popular bestseller ever, the beloved author and minister shows readers how to change their lives by changing their minds. She teaches how to deal with thousands of thoughts that people think every day and how to focus the mind the way God thinks. And she shares the trials, tragedies, and ultimate victories from her own marriage, family, and ministry that led her to wondrous, life-transforming truth--and reveals her thoughts and feelings every step of the way. This special updated edition includes an additional introduction and updated content throughout the book.

Tomorrow s Battlefield

Author: Nick Turse
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608465004
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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You won’t see segments about it on the nightly news or read about it on the front page of America’s newspapers, but the Pentagon is fighting a new shadow war in Africa, helping to destabilize whole countries and preparing the ground for future blowback. Behind closed doors, U.S. officers now claim that “Africa is the battlefield of tomorrow, today." In Tomorrow’s Battlefield, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Nick Turse exposes the shocking true story of the U.S. military’s spreading secret wars in Africa.

Southern African Wildlife

Author: Mike Unwin
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841623474
Format: PDF, ePub
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Introduces the habitats and animals in southern Africa, and offers travel tips and information for the locations, sights, and activities to do while visiting the area.

A Rumour of Spring

Author: Max Du Preez
Publisher: Random House Struik
ISBN: 9781770225435
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Democracy in South Africa turns twenty on 27 April 2014. In A Rumour of Spring, Max du Preez investigates and analyses the progress and lack of progress the country has made during these twenty years. A Rumour of Spring looks at the legacies of Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki in an attempt to understand how we got here, and examines Jacob Zuma's presidency to better understand where we are. In the context of blatant corruption, populism and tragedies such as the Marikana massacre, the book considers the current state of the ruling party and the opposition, and dissects the big issues currently afflicting our society, including the state of education, land reform, crime and policing, the judiciary, nationality and race. And then, with images of the Arab Spring fresh in our collective memory, it dares to look to the future and what it may hold. An honest and balanced account, A Rumour of Spring tackles the questions asked by ordinary South Africans every day: How are we really doing? What is really going on in our country? How should we understand what is happening here? And will it get any better?

Rorke s Drift Isandlwana 1879

Author: Chris Peers
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750969695
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Rorke's Drift in 1879 is undoubtedly the most famous of Britain's imperial battles. With South Africa becoming a more popular tourist destination, never has there been a better time to visit this iconic battlefield and trace the steps of the red-coated heroes who fought against overwhelming odds, winning 11 Victoria Crosses. This richly illustrated book features the most thorough and recent examination of the battlefield, showing exactly what happened where and what can still be seen.


Author: Nick Norman
ISBN: 9781431700820
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This title helps readers understand and interpret the geology along South Africa's regional and other less-travelled roads. Featuring 13 detailed routes across the country, it takes in geologically interesting areas such as the Richtersveld, Cape winelands and the Valley of Desolation near Graaff-Reinet. The text is richly illustrated with photos and diagrams, making it suitable for armchair travellers too.

Field Guide to Insects of South Africa

Author: Charles Griffiths
Publisher: Struik Nature Field Guides
ISBN: 9781775845843
Format: PDF, Docs
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Updated, revised edition of the largest, most authoritative field guide to the insects of South Africa, with detailed descriptions and images of some 1,500 insects.