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A Game of Birds and Wolves : The Secret Game that Won the War

'Find out what is happening in the Atlantic, find ways of getting the convoys through, and sink the U-boats!' Prime Minster, Winston Churchill
R 276,25 R 325,00

A Brief History of Puzzles : 120 of the World's Most Baffling Brainteasers from the Sphinx to Sudoku

A mindbending history of the greatest puzzles of all time, by the author of The Things That Nobody Knows.
R 238,00 R 280,00

A darker shade of pale : A memoir of apartheid South Africa

A Darker Shade of Pale is a moving account of Beryl’s family and community life in segregated South Africa - the injustices, humiliation and challenges and finally finding acceptance when she moved to Australia in the 1980s.
R 212,50 R 250,00

A Bold and Dangerous Family : The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini

His opponents - including editors, publishers, union representatives, lawyers and judges - were beaten into submission. She has drawn on letters and diaries never previously translated into English to reveal - in all its intimacy - a family driven by loyalty, duty and courage, yet susceptible to all the self-doubt and fear that humans are prey to.
R 182,75 R 215,00

12 Strong : The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers

THE TIE-IN TO THE MAJOR FILM 12 STRONG, STARRING CHRIS HEMSWORTH
R 157,25 R 185,00

100 Nasty Women of History : Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women everyone should know

100 fascinating and brilliantly written stories about history's bravest, baddest but little known 'nasty' women from across the world.
R 276,25 R 325,00

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

The fourteenth century was a time of fabled crusades and chivalry, glittering cathedrals and grand castles. It was also a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague.

Here, Barbara Tuchman masterfully reveals the two contradictory images of the age, examining the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, taxes and war dominated the lives of serf, noble and cler
R 272,00 R 320,00

’n Leeftyd later: Herinneringe aan Angola

Marthie Voigt (nooi Prinsloo) is in 1931 in Suidwes-Afrika gebore; die vierde van ses kinders. Wat volg is ’n groot avontuur. Marthie word groot in die wye en ongetemde vlaktes van Angola. Die Prinsloo-gesin trek baie rond agter goeie weiding en gesonder toestande aan.
R 233,75 R 275,00

24 Hours at the Somme

The first day of the Somme has had more of a widespread emotional impact on the psyche of the British public than any other battle in history. Now, 100 years later, the author attempts to understand the carnage, using the voices of the British and German soldiers who lived through that awful day.
R 182,75 R 215,00

A handful of hard men

During the Wests great transition into the post-Colonial age, the country of Rhodesia refused to succumb quietly, and throughout the 1980s fought back almost alone against Communist-supported elements that it did not believe would deliver proper governance.
R 257,12 R 302,50

100 Things Superman Fans Should Know & do Before They Die

Whether you're a die-hard comic book fan from the Golden Age or a new follower of Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder, these are the 100 things all fans need to know and do in their lifetime. Joseph McCabe of Nerdist.com has collected every essential piece of Superman knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom!
R 289,00 R 340,00

A far-away war : Angola 1975-1989

South Africa's armed forces invaded Angola in 1975, setting off a war that had consequences for the whole region that are still felt today. A far-away war contributes to a wider understanding of this war in Angola and Namibia.
R 310,25 R 365,00

1916 : Ireland's Revolutionary Tradition

This history of modern Ireland follows the thread of 1916's `revolutionary tradition' as it has unravelled across the century.
R 323,00 R 380,00

24 Hours at Waterloo : 18 June 1815

Drawing on his profound insight and a field knowledge of military strategy, Kershaw takes the reader to where the impact of the orders was felt, straight into the heart of the battle, shoulder to shoulder with the soldiers on the mud-splattered ground.
R 272,00 R 320,00

100 Things Avengers Fans Should Know & do Before They Die

"Your unauthorized guide to the comics, the movies, and beyond!"--Front cover.
R 289,00 R 340,00

A Civil War: A History of the Italian Resistance

A History of the Italian Resistance
R 339,15 R 399,00

50 Flippen Brilliant South Africans

What does it take to be a flippen brilliant South African? Simple: sheer brilliance and a good story. So, whether naughty or noble, crazy or controversial, here are 50 of the most talented, successful, inspirational, intriguing, fascinating Saffers to have walked the planet...
R 212,50 R 250,00

A double-edged sword

In the words of the author, "this book addresses an era that has since gone by, yet, in my humble view, it remains relevant to those who are interested in the recent history of the position of the institution of traditional leadership, especially at the time of transition from apartheid to democracy".
R 254,15 R 299,00

A Cameo from the Past : The Prehistory and Early History of the Kruger National Park

In 1926, the Kruger National Park was proclaimed - this is its story.
R 760,75 R 895,00

A century of postgraduate Anglo Boer war studies : Master's and doctoral studies completed at universities in South Africa, in English-speaking countries and on the European Continent 1908-2008

This study provides students, historians, and other academics and scholars, as well as other researchers and anyone interested in the history of the Anglo-Boer War, with as comprehensive a list as possible of all postgraduate studies completed on any conceivable aspect of the war.
R 246,50 R 290,00

1434: The Year a Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance

In his bestselling book 1421:The Year China Discovered the World, Gavin Menzies revealed that it was the Chinese that discovered America, not Columbus. Now he presents further astonishing evidence that it was also Chinese advances in science, art, and technology that formed the basis of the European Renaissance and our modern world.
R 178,50 R 210,00

A concise history of South Africa

This title provides a succinct overview of the past 1500 years of South African history, up to and including the government of Nelson Mandela. On the basis of a description of precolonial African societies and of colonial conquest, it concentrates on the economic and political transformations leading up to the radical changes of the past decade. Ne
R 323,00 R 380,00

32 Battalion

32 Battalion is the gripping inside story of South Africa's most controversial fighting unit of the 1970s and 1980s.
R 221,00 R 260,00

A Culture of Censorship : Secrecy and Intellectual Repression in South Africa

Though much has been written on South African censorship, there has been little historical or theoretical analysis. This text examines why the South African state in the post-war period required such a massive system of thought control.
R 93,50 R 110,00