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Biography & Autobiography - Historical, Political & Military

Biography & Autobiography - Historical, Political & Military

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1 Recce : Die nag behoort aan ons

1 Recce. Een van die skerpste, veelsydigste en dodelikste spesialiseenhede in die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag. Die manne was superfiks en bomenslik taai. Hulle het telkens hul lewe op die spel geplaas in geheime operasies.
R 232,00 R 290,00

Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom

'A ripping read ... fascinating, charming, enjoyably unorthodox' Daily Telegraph

Was Niccolo Machiavelli really the cynical schemer of legend - or was he a profound ethical thinker, who tried to save the democratic freedom of Renaissance Florence as it was threatened by ruthless dynasties? This revelatory biography shows us a man of fox-like dissimulation: a master of disguise in dangerous times.

'A gripping portrait of a brilliant political thinker, who understood the dangers
R 182,75 R 215,00

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 276,25 R 325,00

Adolf Hitler : Images of War

A compact but fully illustrated profile of history's most despised tyrant.
R 289,00 R 340,00

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 254,15 R 299,00

All the way to an independent Namibia

At the age of 87 Dirk Mudge now publishes his long-awaited autobiography. This remarkable man was involved full time in the politics of South West Africa, and later Namibia, for a period of 33 years. He entered the political arena in 1960 as a member of the Legislative Assembly of the National Party of South West Africa.
R 335,75 R 395,00

Brutus - Caesar's Assassin

Brutus is a household name, yet little known apart from his involvement in Caesar's murder. This is the first dedicated biography in over 30 years. It puts this important figure in historical context and looks beyond his most famous act.
R 339,15 R 399,00

Caligula

Presents the biography of the brutal, crazed and incestuous Roman Emperor Caligula, who tried to appoint his own horse consul.
R 21,25 R 25,00

A Colossal Wreck : A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, and American Culture

A roller coaster ride through the ruins of modern America from the most influential journalist of his generation.
R 221,00 R 260,00

Bad Boy : Bert Hall, Aviator and Mercenary of the Skies

A definitive biography of the aviator Bert Hall of the Lafayette Escadrille, a French fighter squadron during World War 1. Hall was variously labelled as: rogue, card cheat, forger, human cannonball, criminal, bigamist, deserter, filmmaker, author, Chinese General, arms smuggler, Foreign Legionnaire, salesman, aerial racer amd aviation pioneer.
R 403,75 R 475,00

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 161,50 R 190,00

Black Boy

'In Black Boy I found expressed, for the first time in my life, the sorrow, the rage, and the murderous bitterness which was eating up my life and lives of those around me. my father' - James BaldwinAt four years of age, Richard Wright set fire to his home; by six Richard was - - temporarily - an alcoholic.
R 182,75 R 215,00