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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

Adam Smith: What He Thought, and Why it Matters

'A superb book' Financial Times, Books of the Year

Adam Smith is now widely regarded as 'the father of modern economics' and the most influential economist who ever lived. But what he really thought, and what the implications of his ideas are, remain fiercely contested. Was he an eloquent advocate of capitalism and the freedom of the individual? Or a prime mover of 'market fundamentalism' and an apologist for inequality and human selfishness? Or something else entirely? Jesse Norman's b
R 403,75 R 475,00

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

Adolf Hitler : Images of War

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

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


'Lively, compulsively readable, fluently written and unshowily erudite' Guardian

'A gripping portrait of a brilliant political thinker, who understood the dangers of authoritarianism and looked for ways to curb them even though independent speech had become impossible' The New Yorker

'A ripping read . . . fascinating, charming, enjoyably unorthodox' Telegraph
R 365,50 R 430,00

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

Born Survivors

An incredible, inspirational story of resilience, resourcefulness, and maternal courage, set against the background of the holocaust.
R 165,75 R 195,00

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

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