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Biography & Autobiography - Historical, Political & Military

Biography & Autobiography - Historical, Political & Military

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Franklin D. Roosevelt : A Political Life

From the acclaimed author of John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life, the biography of one of America's greatest presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

'Meticulously researched and authoritative, heroically objective and wide-angled ... Roosevelt is with us again in Dallek's outstanding cradle-to-grave study' Douglas Brinkley, Washington Post

'Assuredly the best single-volume Roosevelt biography' Eric Rauchway, The Times Literary Supplement

'Essential ... a master of the pr
R 410,00

Edward VI (Penguin Monarchs) : The Last Boy King

The acclaimed Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers - now in paperback

Edward VI, the only son of Henry VIII, became king at the age of nine and died wholly unexpectedly at the age of fifteen. All around him loomed powerful men who hoped to use the child to further their own ends, but who were also playing a long game - assuming that Edward would long outlive them and become as commanding a figure as his father had been.

Stephen Alford's
R 130,00

Fighting with the Filthy Thirteen : The World War II Story of Jack Womer - Ranger and Paratrooper

Action-packed account of fighting with the Filthy Thirteen as a spearhead of 101st Airborne in Normandy, Market Garden, and Battle of the Bulge by one of the squad's integral members.
R 430,00

Building blocks towards an African century : Essays in honour of Thabo Mbeki, former president of the Republic of South Africa

In 2012, Unisa, as the home of African intellectuals, and the Thabo Mbeki Foundation, as a premiere think tank on African matters, came together to host a Colloquium on Mbeki @ 70. The essays presented on that day have been collected and edited into this book, Building Blocks Towards an African Century.
R 325,00

Adolf Hitler : Images of War

A compact but fully illustrated profile of history's most despised tyrant.
R 410,00

Can You Smell the Rain? : A Memoir of Mozambique: from Communism and War to Democracy and Peace - from Boardroom Intrigue to Private Islands

This is a true African tale of persistence and tenacity. The story of a farmer and pilot raised in colonial Kenya who went on to play an active role in Mozambican politics. This unique memoir describes life during Mozambique's transition from communism to democracy, from poverty to an investor's choice.
R 299,00

Dirk Mudge

Dirk Mudge publiseer op 87-jarige ouderdom sy langverwagte outobiografie. Hierdie besonderse man was vir 33 jaar voltyds betrokke by die politiek van Suidwes-Afrika en later Namibie. Hy betree die politiek in 1960 toe hy lid word van die wetgewende vergadering onder die Nasionale Party van Suidwes-Afrika.
R 400,00

Forged in battle

This book follows the development of 32 Battalion from its confused origins from former enemies and terrorists into the best counter-insurgency force in the world.
R 275,00

Gunship Ace : The Wars of Neall Ellis, Helicopter Pilot and Mercenary

A former South African Air Force pilot who saw action throughout the region from the 1970s on, Neall Ellis is the best-known mercenary combat aviator alive.
R 300,00

In the dark with my dress on fire : My life in Cape Town, London, Havana and home again

In the Dark with my dress on fire is the remarkable life story of Blanche La Guma, a South African woman who dedicated her life to ending apartheid through her various roles as professional nurse, wife and mother, and underground Communist activist.
R 280,00

Country of my skull

‘This is Antjie Samuel reporting from Ladybrand …’ For more than two years, Antjie Krog worked in acute engagement with the many voices that arose in and around South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
R 330,00

A Prison Diary Volume II : Purgatory

This volume of Archer's memoirs covers his 67 days at HMP Wayland, a Category C establishment. As this account testifies, he encountered not only the daily degradations of a dangerously over-stretched prison service, but the spirit and courage of his fellow inmates.
R 280,00

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