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

A gripping tale of war at sea about how a game of battleships, and a group of exceptional young women, won the Second World War.
R 212,50

24 Hours in Ancient China : A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There

Travel 2000 years back in time to spend twenty-four hours with the people of ancient China, and see the Han period through the eyes of those who lived there.
R 233,75

A Brief History of Portugal : Indispensable for Travellers

Portugal's fascinating history is generally unknown to most travellers, or, indeed, to most non-Portuguese people as it is seldom taught at school or university level. As with his previous books, Professor Black provides a succinct, comprehensive, yet accessible history aimed at the visitor to Portugal.
R 155,34 R 182,75

1 Recce : Volume 2 : Behind Enemy Lines

1 Recce, Behind Enemy Lines, takes the reader into the Recces' inside chamber. In their own words the Recces detail life-threatening operations performed under great secrecy.
R 197,20 R 246,50

1 Recce : Volume 2 : Agter Vyandelike Linies

Daar was hewige vuurgevegte, oorwinnings, maar ook verliese . . . 1 Recce, Agter vyandelike linies, neem die leser tot in die Recces se "binnekamer". In hul eie woorde vertel Recce-operateurs van die lewensgevaarlike operasies wat hulle onder groot geheimhouding in die laat 1970's in Angola en Rhodesie uitgevoer het.
R 232,00 R 290,00

A Company Of Heroes

After chronicling the personal stories of the Band of Brothers in We Who Are Alive and Remain, author Marcus Brotherton presents a collection of remembrances from the families of the soldiers of Easy Company-and how their wartime experiences shaped their lives off the battlefield. A Company of Heroes is an intimate, revealing portrait of the lives of the men who fought for our freedom during some of the darkest days the world has ever known-men who returned home with a newfound wisdom and hon
R 144,50 R 170,00

A Fistful of Shells : West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution

Winner of the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2019 Shortlisted for the Cundill History Prize and the Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award 'Astonishing, staggering' Ben Okri, Daily Telegraph A groundbreaking history that will transform our view of West Africa By the time of the 'Scramble for Africa' in the late nineteenth century, Africa had already been globally connected for many centuries. Its gold had fuelled the economies of Europe and Islamic world since around 1000
R 216,75 R 255,00

A Dream Realised : The Challenges and Triumphs of Building a Mandela Legacy

When Madiba asked this question, he sowed the seeds of a challenge that would grow into a legacy. A seed may be small but its size is disproportionate to what it can become over time. The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital was a project that seemed impossible when it was just an idea that started with ten people seated around a dinner table.
R 204,00 R 240,00

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 259,25 R 305,00

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 195,50 R 230,00

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 226,31 R 266,25

’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

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 323,00 R 380,00

A Brief History of the Amazons : Women Warriors in Myth and History

The true story of the famous female warriors, long thought to be mythical
R 204,00 R 240,00

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 378,25 R 445,00

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

100 Things Avengers Fans Should Know & do Before They Die

"Your unauthorized guide to the comics, the movies, and beyond!"--Front cover.
R 327,25 R 385,00

100 Great African Kings and Queens ( Volume 1 ) : Contesting for glory and empire

From Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, to Emperor Mansa Musa of Mali. And from Khufu, the father of the pyramids, to the inimitable Nzinga of Angola; African Kings and Queens have been extraordinary representatives of a massive civilization. Volume one of ten of such illustrious monarchs will amaze, delight, and applaud a shared humanity without borders.
R 221,00 R 260,00

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 195,50 R 230,00

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 340,00 R 400,00

32 Battalion

32 Battalion is the gripping inside story of South Africa's most controversial fighting unit of the 1970s and 1980s.
R 238,00 R 280,00