It’s 2018 and Cape Town is wracked by its worst drought on record. The prospect of ‘Day Zero’ – when the taps will run dry – is driving citizens into a frenzy.
Then the ruling Democratic Alliance removes control of the water issue from Mayor Patricia de Lille.
The first short narrative history of the continent, from the author of the bestselling A Short History of England
Europe is an astonishingly successful place. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins grippingly tells the story of its evolution from warring peoples to peace, wealth and freedom - a story that twists and turns from Greece and Rome, through the Dark Ages, the Reformation and the French Revolution, to the Second World War and up to the present day.
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.
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.
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.
What will happen when international forces finally vacate Afghanistan? The answer to that question is unknown, but if there is any hope for Afghanistan, veteran journalist Peter Eichstaedt asserts, it is with its people. After spending 2004 in Afghanistan working for the non-profit Institute for War and Peace Reporting and helping build Afghanistan's first independent news agency, Eichstaedt returned to Kabul in 2010. As he worked with Afghan journalists to document their history and collective
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.
The Zulu War and Rorke's Drift in particular are a highly popular subject area. The Defence of Rorke's Drift is one of the most celebrated British feats of arms. This title contains fascinating new research material.
A detailed record of St Helena during Napoleon's captivity including administrators, military and naval officers as well as the overall population in the 1820s. A must have for Napoleon historians, this comprehensive book chronicles the residents of Longwood, and Napoleon's visitors to the island are recorded as well as the chronology of his deat
In the summer of 1914 Europe exploded into a frenzy of mass violence. The war that followed had global repercussions, destroying four empires and costing millions of lives. This title re-examines the causes, course and impact of this 'war to end war', placing it in the context of its era and exposing its underlying dynamics.